Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA)- Stocks Taking Toll on Investment Valuation: The Goldfield (NYSE:GV)

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) runs in leading trade, it declining -3.97% to traded at $12.82. MWA attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -3.68%. Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MWA) reported that its Board of Directors has appointed J. Scott Hall as its next president and chief executive officer, effective January 23, 2017.  Mr. Hall joins the Company from Textron, Inc. where he most recently served as president and chief executive officer of its Industrial Section.

We are very pleased to have appointed Scott as CEO,” said Mr. Hyland.  “With recently’s announcement of the sale of our Anvil International division, Mueller Water Products is now a pure-play water infrastructure company that is well-positioned for continued growth, and we believe Scott is the ideal leader, at exactly the right time, to take our business into the future.  Scott has a diverse industrial background and a track record of new product development and strategic acquisitions.  He has important experience in manufacturing, with a strong focus on Six Sigma and LEAN manufacturing, and one of his divisions earned the prestigious Shingo prize for operational excellence in 2009.  We believe that with Scott’s unique expertise and the Board’s continued commitment to optimizing capital allocation, we will be able to continue to deliver value for our shareholders.”

To find out the technical position of MWA, it holds price to book ratio of 4.95 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 18.45, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 32.79. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 2.62. MWA is presenting price to cash flow of 10.71 and free cash flow concluded as 23.31.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 106.50%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 15.45%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.83 and price to earning ration of 32.79 attracting passive investors.

The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE:GV) kept active in under and overvalue discussion, GV holds price to book ratio of 2.88 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 10.22, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.

Fundament/ News Factor in Focus

Taking look on ratio analysis, GV price to earnings ratio of 10.22. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 7.73 and while calculating price to free cash flow it concluded at 5.44, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vice versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.

The firm has price volatility of 8.83% for a week and 8.81% for a month. Its beta stands at 2.42 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 0.98% and monthly performance was 10.75%.


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