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Stock Under Review: Koppers (NYSE: KOP)


Koppers trades as part of the basic materials sector and is in the chemicals industry. The company CEO is Leroy M. Ball. Koppers Inc functions within the specialty chemicals industry. Its products and services are used in railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber and construction industries.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KOP stock showed a previous change of 0.74% with an open at 28.35 and a close of 28.58. It reached an intraday high of 28.95 and a low of 28.26.

PR Newswire:  Koppers Holdings Inc. Announces Cessation of Activities at Follansbee, WV, Facility; Final Step in Restructuring Strategy for Carbon Materials and Chemicals Business


The stock has a market cap of $590.1m with 20.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 18.8m shares. Trading volume reached 83,158 shares compared to its average volume of 120,558 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, Koppers shares returned 0.28% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.12%. Over three months, it changed 8.71%. In one year it has changed -33.92% and within that year its 52-week high was 42.00 and its 52-week low was 15.00. KOP stock is 90.53% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 26.03 and a 50 day moving average of 27.91. Currently KOP stock is trading 9.81% above its 200 day moving average.

PR Newswire:  Koppers Holdings Inc. Announces Cessation of Activities at Follansbee, WV, Facility; Final Step in Restructuring Strategy for Carbon Materials and Chemicals Business


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.1 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 25.98. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.71. The TTM EPS is 3.44, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.31.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/03/2019): 0.55
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 03/01/2019): -0.13
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/08/2018): 0.35
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/09/2018): 0.03
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 0.81

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 43.63, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 34.49%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 669,063, which was 3.24% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.11. 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 1.11.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 19.52%, return on assets is 1.22%, profit margin is 1.06%, price-to-sales is 0.34 and price-to-book is 7.51.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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