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Present Change: NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV)


NIC is part of the technology sector and trades as part of the application software industry. The company CEO is Harry H. Herington. NIC Inc provides eGovernment services, which helps government use the Internet to reduce internal costs, increase efficiencies and provides services to businesses and citizens.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EGOV stock showed a previous change of -0.68% with an open at 16.29 and a close of 16.11. It reached an intraday high of 16.37 and a low of 16.05.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.1b with 66.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 63.5m shares. Trading volume reached 291,938 shares compared to its average volume of 376,936 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, NIC shares returned -0.68% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -6.04%. Over three months, it changed -3.92%. In one year it has changed 4.41% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.05 and its 52-week low was 11.76. EGOV stock is 36.99% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 15.16 and a 50 day moving average of 16.58. Currently EGOV stock is trading 6.26% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.87 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.52. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.16. The TTM EPS is 0.88, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.31. Historically, the PE high was 51.30 and the PE low was 15.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 13.46, which is a decrease of -16.44%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/06/2019): 0.17
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/30/2019): 0.15
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.24
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.25
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/30/2018): 0.23

The dividend per share is currently 0.32, which is a dividend yield of 1.99%. Also, the payout ratio is 36.36%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 8.97, which means it may be overvalued by -79.65%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.99.

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 26.89%, return on assets is 17.01%, profit margin is 15.80%, price-to-sales is 3.16 and price-to-book is 4.96.

Company Scores:

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

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