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Stock to Watch: Innospec (NASDAQ: IOSP)


Innospec trades as part of the basic materials sector and trades as part of the chemicals industry. The company CEO is Patrick S. Williams. Innospec Inc develops, manufactures, blends, markets, and supplies fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, personal care and other specialty chemicals. Its segments are Fuel Specialties; Performance Chemicals, Oilfield Services, and Octane Additives.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The IOSP stock showed a previous change of 0.58% with an open at 85.00 and a close of 85.61. It reached an intraday high of 86.29 and a low of 84.70.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.1b with 24.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 23.5m shares. Trading volume reached 93,747 shares compared to its average volume of 97,956 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, Innospec shares returned 1.04% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.84%. Over three months, it changed 3.18%. In one year it has changed 8.99% and within that year its 52-week high was 88.84 and its 52-week low was 53.07. IOSP stock is 61.32% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 74.96 and a 50 day moving average of 83.50. Currently IOSP stock is trading 14.20% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.45 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.81.The TTM EPS is 4.84, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.69. Historically, the PE high was 33.00 and the PE low was 8.60. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 41.62, which is a decrease of -51.38%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/07/2019): 1.17
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/19/2019): 0.83
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/06/2018): 0.84
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/07/2018): 0.89
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/08/2018): 0.90

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.17%. Also, the payout ratio is 20.66%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 66.58, which means it may be overvalued by -28.58%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.27.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.94%, return on assets is 6.10%, profit margin is 6.08%, price-to-sales is 1.38 and price-to-book is 2.46.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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