Investor's Alert (Beta Factor in Focus) - Ultra Petroleum Corp., (NASDAQ: UPL)

Lloyd Doyle
April 26, 2018

The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.83.

The stock decreased 0.79% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.51. The stock has shown a ninety days performance of -67.33% and a six months performance stands at -67.57%. The stock traded on impressive volume of 5.71 Million comparing to the average volume of 10334.26 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Investors and analysts will be closely watching to see how the earnings results impact the stock after the next release. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of "Ultra Petroleum Corp." from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 26th.

Outperform is an analyst recommendation which means that a stock is expected to do slightly better than the market return. Performance metrics are typically present in a strategy performance report, a compilation of data based on different mathematical aspects of a system's performance. At the end of the day, it's only a stock's performance that matters. The current EPS for the company has recorded at $0.45.

ROE (Return on equity) was recorded as -11.10% and UPL's has Return on assets (ROA) of 10.40% while Return on Investment (ROI) was recorded as 52.00%. A profitability ratio is an estimate of profitability, which is a way to measure a company's performance. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $870.03 Million compared to low analyst estimates of $827.1 Million and high estimates of $898.3 Million according to the prediction of 3 analysts. Moving averages may also function well as a tool for determining support and resistance levels. An RSI reading over 70 would be considered overbought, and a reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions.

The relative strength index (RSI)'s recent value positioned at 26.21. There isn't a single moving average or combination of moving averages that is ideal; rather, each individual will need to find moving averages that suit their trade timeframe or investment horizon. For example, a 20-period moving average is the average of the closing prices for the past 20 periods, including the current period. Its distance from 20-days simple moving average is -27.29%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -36.86% while it has a distance of -66.35% from the 200 days simple moving average. The stock is trading for about -78.77% less than its 52-week high. Also, Ultra Petroleum Corp.

American International Group, Inc. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -35.61%. The stock has a market capitalization of $516.39 and a PE ratio of 1.01. Return on Assets (ROA) ratio indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. When a company reports actual earnings numbers, the surprise factor can cause a stock price to realize increased activity. Some common measures of risk are standard deviation, beta, value at risk (VaR) and conditional value at risk. The company has 243.38M shares outstanding with 1.98% insider ownership. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Greenwich Wealth Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.04% or 216 shares. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. It turned negative, as 4 investors sold SFST shares while 16 reduced holdings. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. However, YTD EPS growth remained -7.45%. Stocks with high EPS growth rates compared with year-ago levels suggest a company has products or services in strong demand. Company's EPS for the prior five-years is valued at 15.7%, leading it to an EPS value of 41.62% for the next five years.

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