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Recent Change: Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ: KALU)

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Kaiser Aluminum Corporation is part of the basic materials sector and is in the metals and mining industry. The company CEO is Jack A. Hockema. Kaiser Aluminum Corp is engaged in the production of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products. The Company has one operating segment; Fabricated Products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KALU stock showed a previous change of 2.65% with an open at 92.60 and a close of 94.53. It reached an intraday high of 94.79 and a low of 92.60.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.5b with 16.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 15.4m shares. Trading volume reached 72,958 shares compared to its average volume of 105,801 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, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation shares returned 3.48% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.14%. Over three months, it changed -9.58%. In one year it has changed -14.65% and within that year its 52-week high was 119.66 and its 52-week low was 83.29. KALU stock is 13.50% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 99.15 and a 50 day moving average of 97.29. Currently KALU stock is trading -4.66% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.42 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.44. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.82. The TTM EPS is 6.46, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.63.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/23/2019): 1.71
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): 1.40
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/17/2018): 1.29
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/23/2018): 1.22
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/25/2018): 1.51

The dividend per share is currently 2.40, which is a dividend yield of 2.54%. Also, the payout ratio is 37.15%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 130.57, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 27.60%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.01.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.11%, return on assets is 6.89%, profit margin is 5.91%, price-to-sales is 0.93 and price-to-book is 1.99.

Company Scores:

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

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