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Stocks Tumbling to New Lows: Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX), Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ)

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) runs in leading trade, it are surging 1.57% to traded at $8.43. HIMX attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -21.44%.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) reiterates the Firm’s THIRD QUARTER guidance and its business outlook for the remainder of 2016. In light of the recent unusual volatility of the share price and the abnormally high trading volume, the firm highlights its confidence that the overall business prospects remain intact as CEO iterated from the last earnings call.

Regards to the AR/VR business that many investors believe to offer the most exciting long term growth prospect, with little competition, the Firm continues to work with 30+ consumers for various AR devices using LCOS microdisplay and/or WLO with the list of consumer still growing. The Firm’s design engagements cover leading companies in a wide variety of industries as well as niche players with innovative product ideas. More of the Firm’s consumers are predictable to bring their AR products to the market next year.

To find out the technical position of HIMX, it holds price to book ratio of 1.61 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 14.71, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 25.70. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.14. HIMX is presenting price to cash flow of 8.08 and free cash flow concluded as 22.43.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -62.10%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 36.43%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 2.00 and price to earning ration of 25.70 attracting passive investors.

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) kept active in under and overvalue discussion, SQ holds price to book ratio of 8.26 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation.

Fundament/ News Factor in Focus

Taking look on ratio analysis, SQ forward price to earnings ratio presenting unstated value. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 9.86, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vise 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 2.95% for a week and 2.51% for a month Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.34% and monthly performance was -3.56%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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