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Love or Hate: John Wiley And Sons (NYSE: JW.A)


John Wiley And Sons is part of the consumer cyclical sector and publishing industry. John Wiley and Sons Inc is a content publisher having its major market in the United States. Among its products are of academic journals, books and online education program management solutions.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The JW.A stock showed a previous change of 4.37% with an open at 43.05 and a close of 44.23. It reached an intraday high of 44.47 and a low of 42.91.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.5b with 57.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 54.3m shares. Trading volume reached 205,708 shares compared to its average volume of 321,046 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, John Wiley And Sons shares returned 4.51% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.65%. Over three months, it changed -14.45%. In one year it has changed -35.43% and within that year its 52-week high was 71.75 and its 52-week low was 40.66. JW.A stock is 8.78% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 51.66 and a 50 day moving average of 45.43. Currently JW.A stock is trading -14.38% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.32 that ended on 30th of April 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.32. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.50. The TTM EPS is 3.27, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.53. Historically, the PE high was 35.10 and the PE low was 13.32. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 43.55, which is a decrease of -1.54%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Jan19 0.61
Oct18 0.76
Jul18 0.45
Apr18 0.93
Jan18 1.19

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 76.06, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 41.85%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,443,685, which was 2.53% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.36. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.06.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.00%, return on assets is 5.74%, profit margin is 8.02%, price-to-sales is 1.85 and price-to-book is 2.02.

Company Scores:

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

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