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Buy or Sell: Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI)


Cogent Communications is part of the communication services sector and trades as part of the communication services industry. The company CEO is David Schaeffer. Cogent Communications Inc is an enterprise Internet service provider offering Internet access and data transport using Internet Protocol. It mainly serves the small and medium sized businesses around the world.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CCOI stock showed a previous change of 0.63% with an open at 60.25 and a close of 60.64. It reached an intraday high of 61.06 and a low of 59.89.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.8b with 46.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 41.0m shares. Trading volume reached 155,640 shares compared to its average volume of 253,621 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, Cogent Communications shares returned 2.02% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.01%. Over three months, it changed 19.80%. In one year it has changed 20.17% and within that year its 52-week high was 61.43 and its 52-week low was 42.40. CCOI stock is 43.02% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 51.03 and a 50 day moving average of 56.67. Currently CCOI stock is trading 18.83% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.62 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 97.81. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.19. The TTM EPS is 0.63, which comes to a TTM PE of 96.25. Historically, the PE high was 1,413.70 and the PE low was 24.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 15.44, which is a decrease of -74.55%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 0.20
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/21/2019): 0.16
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.18
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/02/2018): 0.14
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 0.15

The dividend per share is currently 2.40, which is a dividend yield of 3.96%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 49.94, which means it may be overvalued by -21.43%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.59.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.29%, profit margin is 5.97%, price-to-sales is 5.32 and.

Company Scores:

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

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