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Latest Trend: Federated Investors (NYSE: FII)

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Federated Investors is in the asset management industry and financial services sector. The company CEO is J. Christopher Donahue. Federated Investors Inc provides investment management products and related financial services. The company sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FII stock showed a previous change of 1.99% with an open at 31.46 and a close of 31.77. It reached an intraday high of 31.91 and a low of 31.25.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.2b with 100.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 95.5m shares. Trading volume reached 436,125 shares compared to its average volume of 810,506 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Federated Investors shares returned 0.63% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.95%. Over three months, it changed 8.28%. In one year it has changed 37.19% and within that year its 52-week high was 33.77 and its 52-week low was 22.06. FII stock is 44.02% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 26.57 and a 50 day moving average of 31.00. Currently FII stock is trading 19.56% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.18 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.57. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.56. The TTM EPS is 2.39, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.29. Historically, the PE high was 25.20 and the PE low was 7.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 18.41, which is a decrease of -42.06%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/25/2019): 0.54
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/24/2019): 0.61
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/25/2018): 0.59
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/26/2018): 0.38
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/26/2018): 0.60

The dividend per share is currently 1.08, which is a dividend yield of 3.40%. Also, the payout ratio is 45.19%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 40.07, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 20.71%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 5,177,612, which was 5.14% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 6.32. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.80.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 25.36%, return on assets is 14.94%, profit margin is 21.55%, price-to-sales is 3.09 and price-to-book is 3.51.

Company Scores:

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

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