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Up or Down: South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI)


South Jersey Industries trades as part of the utilities sector and is in the regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Michael J. Renna. South Jersey Industries Inc is an energy services holding company. The company through its subsidiaries provides regulated natural gas service to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SJI stock showed a previous change of 3.43% with an open at 32.43 and a close of 33.51. It reached an intraday high of 33.52 and a low of 32.31.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.1b with 92.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 91.3m shares. Trading volume reached 850,482 shares compared to its average volume of 622,871 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, South Jersey Industries shares returned 4.00% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.56%. Over three months, it changed 11.34%. In one year it has changed 16.39% and within that year its 52-week high was 36.72 and its 52-week low was 26.06. SJI stock is 28.59% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.11 and a 50 day moving average of 31.82. Currently SJI stock is trading 7.70% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.3 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 111.70. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.90. The TTM EPS is 1.45, which comes to a TTM PE of 23.11.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/08/2019): 0.94
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/27/2019): 0.55
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/07/2018): -0.53
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/08/2018): -1.12
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/07/2018): 1.40

The dividend per share is currently 1.15, which is a dividend yield of 3.43%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 1.65, which means it may be overvalued by -1,930.11%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 6,875,668, which was 7.44% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 11.02. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.75.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -0.59%, return on assets is -0.17%, profit margin is -0.24%, price-to-sales is 1.70 and price-to-book is 1.98.

Company Scores:

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

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