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Stock to Watch: Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO)


Flowers Foods trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Ryals McMullian. Flowers Foods Inc functions in the food and beverage industry. It primarily manufactures and sells packaged bakery products under the brand names such as Nature’s Own, Whitewheat and Wonder Bread.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FLO stock showed a previous change of -0.35% with an open at 22.87 and a close of 22.77. It reached an intraday high of 23.11 and a low of 22.68.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.8b with 211.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 197.6m shares. Trading volume reached 1,132,441 shares compared to its average volume of 1,030,863 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, Flowers Foods shares returned 2.11% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.15%. Over three months, it changed 12.33%. In one year it has changed 17.46% and within that year its 52-week high was 23.39 and its 52-week low was 17.78. FLO stock is 28.07% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 19.97 and a 50 day moving average of 21.71. Currently FLO stock is trading 14.02% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.74 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 30.77. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.30. The TTM EPS is 0.94, which comes to a TTM PE of 24.22. Historically, the PE high was 32.90 and the PE low was 12.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 11.47, which is a decrease of -49.63%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Apr19 (Reported on 05/15/2019): 0.31
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/06/2019): 0.10
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/07/2018): 0.19
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/08/2018): 0.21
Apr18 (Reported on 05/16/2018): 0.24

The dividend per share is currently 0.76, which is a dividend yield of 3.34%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 23.62, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 3.59%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 8,933,926, which was 4.22% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 9.93. 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 0.44.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.75%, return on assets is 5.93%, profit margin is 4.33%, price-to-sales is 1.21 and price-to-book is 3.81.

Company Scores:

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

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