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Stock to Watch: Hologic (NASDAQ: HOLX)

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Hologic is part of the healthcare sector and is in the medical instruments and equipment industry. The company CEO is Stephen P. Macmillan. Hologic Inc develops, manufactures and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products for women’s health. Its products are used in diagnosis of human diseases and screen donated human blood and plasma.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HOLX stock showed a previous change of 0.02% with an open at 44.88 and a close of 44.69. It reached an intraday high of 45.16 and a low of 44.59.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $12.0b with 268.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 263.5m shares. Trading volume reached 845,505 shares compared to its average volume of 1,484,276 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Hologic shares returned -0.25% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.99%. Over three months, it changed -4.89%. In one year it has changed 15.42% and within that year its 52-week high was 48.82 and its 52-week low was 37.47. HOLX stock is 19.27% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 42.95 and a 50 day moving average of 46.13. Currently HOLX stock is trading 4.05% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.41 that ended on 30th of September 2018. Based on 11 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.57. The TTM EPS is 2.27, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.69.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 -1.01
4thQtr of 2018 0.36
3rdQtr of 2018 0.18
2ndQtr of 2018 0.41
1stQtr of 2018 -2.46

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 54.68, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 18.28%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.70.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -0.46%, return on assets is -0.15%, profit margin is -0.32%, price-to-sales is 3.64 and price-to-book is 5.55.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.