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Current Movement: Saul Centers (NYSE: BFS)


Saul Centers trades as part of the real estate sector and trades as part of the REITs industry. The company CEO is B. Francis Saul. Saul Centers Inc is a self-managed real estate investment trust which invests in, operates, and develops retail and commercial properties. Its portfolio includes community and neighborhood shopping centers, office properties, and mixed-use properties.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BFS stock showed a previous change of 1.54% with an open at 57.25 and a close of 58.06. It reached an intraday high of 58.06 and a low of 57.25.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.3b with 22.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 22.5m shares. Trading volume reached 36,235 shares compared to its average volume of 46,628 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, Saul Centers shares returned 3.73% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.62%. Over three months, it changed 16.74%. In one year it has changed 21.86% and within that year its 52-week high was 60.65 and its 52-week low was 45.49. BFS stock is 27.63% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 52.52 and a 50 day moving average of 54.18. Currently BFS stock is trading 10.56% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.6 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 36.29. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.81. The TTM EPS is 2.72, which comes to a TTM PE of 21.35. Historically, the PE high was 103.60 and the PE low was 21.35. BFS stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 0.46
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/26/2019): 0.41
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.45
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/03/2018): 0.43
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 0.31

The dividend per share is currently 2.12, which is a dividend yield of 3.65%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 57.19, which means it may be overvalued by -1.52%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 83.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 43,441, which was 0.19% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.85. 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 0.94.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 2.78%, profit margin is 33.46%, price-to-sales is 6.64 and price-to-book is 7.21.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.