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Latest Technicals: KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS)

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KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation trades as part of the forest products industry and is in the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Matthew Kaplan. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corp produce container board, corrugated products, and specialty paper. The company operates in two segments namely Paper and Packaging segment and Distribution segment.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KS stock showed a previous change of 0.00% with an open at 34.99 and a close of 34.95. It reached an intraday high of 35.00 and a low of 34.95.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.4b with 98.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 89.0m shares. Trading volume reached 250 shares compared to its average volume of 2,047,351 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation shares returned 10.46% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.31%. Over three months, it changed 0.58%. In one year it has changed 60.59% and within that year its 52-week high was 35.10 and its 52-week low was 20.51. KS stock is 70.40% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 33.94 and a 50 day moving average of 33.44. Currently KS stock is trading 2.99% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.46 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.21. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.71. The TTM EPS is 2.30, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.20. Historically, the PE high was 44.20 and the PE low was 8.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 18.85, which is a decrease of -46.05%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/23/2018): 0.72
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/25/2018): 0.53
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/18/2018): 0.33
4thQtr of 2017 (Reported on 02/07/2018): 1.90
3rdQtr of 2017 (Reported on 10/25/2017): 0.30

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 1.14%. Also, the payout ratio is 17.39%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 33.40, which means it may be overvalued by -4.64%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.20% of insider ownership and 160.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 4,670,294, which was 4.77% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.72. 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 2.83.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 31.07%, return on assets is 10.27%, profit margin is 9.99%, price-to-sales is 0.99 and price-to-book is 2.67.

Company Scores:

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

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