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Present Trend: Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL)


Consolidated Communications trades as part of the communication services sector and trades as part of the communication services industry. The company CEO is C. Robert Udell. Consolidated Communications Inc is a provider of telecom services in the United States. The company’s offering spans local and long-distance services, broadband Internet access and cloud data services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CNSL stock showed a previous change of 1.38% with an open at 4.39 and a close of 4.42. It reached an intraday high of 4.48 and a low of 4.25.

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The stock has a market cap of $318.7m with 72.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 70.9m shares. Trading volume reached 946,093 shares compared to its average volume of 1,554,235 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, Consolidated Communications shares returned -1.12% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.80%. Over three months, it changed -55.08%. In one year it has changed -58.65% and within that year its 52-week high was 14.23 and its 52-week low was 3.91. CNSL stock is 13.04% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 9.79 and a 50 day moving average of 6.61. Currently CNSL stock is trading -54.87% 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 -0.72 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is -0.10. The TTM EPS is -0.40.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/25/2019): -0.11
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/21/2019): -0.20
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): -0.21
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/02/2018): -0.15
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): -0.16

The dividend per share is currently 1.55, which is a dividend yield of 35.06%. CNSL stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 17.41, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 74.62%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.01.

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -11.07%, return on assets is -1.38%, profit margin is -3.40%, price-to-sales is 0.23 and price-to-book is 0.85.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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