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Up or Down: Universal Forest Products (NASDAQ: UFPI)


Universal Forest Products is part of the basic materials sector and is part of the forest products industry. The company CEO is Matthew J. Missad. Universal Forest Products Inc and its subsidiaries supply wood and wood-alternative products to three primary markets namely retail,industrial and construction.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The UFPI stock showed a previous change of 1.46% with an open at 36.67 and a close of 36.95. It reached an intraday high of 37.13 and a low of 36.51.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.3b with 61.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 59.9m shares. Trading volume reached 127,111 shares compared to its average volume of 230,080 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, Universal Forest Products shares returned 3.50% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.20%. Over three months, it changed 23.01%. In one year it has changed -4.49% and within that year its 52-week high was 38.63 and its 52-week low was 24.14. UFPI stock is 53.07% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.37 and a 50 day moving average of 34.22. Currently UFPI stock is trading 17.77% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.39 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.46. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.50. The TTM EPS is 2.33, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.86. Historically, the PE high was 27.90 and the PE low was 12.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 28.89, which is a decrease of -21.82%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/24/2019): 0.58
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): 0.50
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/16/2018): 0.66
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/18/2018): 0.71
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/18/2018): 0.53

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 1.08%. Also, the payout ratio is 17.17%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 16.32, which means it may be overvalued by -126.43%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.90.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.52%, return on assets is 8.94%, profit margin is 3.45%, price-to-sales is 0.49 and price-to-book is 1.99.

Company Scores:

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

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