Unusual Volume Rockers in Focus: U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR)

U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price crashed down -8.85% during latest trading session. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over USCR performance. Out of the pool of analysts 7 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 7 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 1 analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Buy from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.13 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.20. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $4.48 and for the one month was for $4.59 as compared to three months ago was for $5.17. USCR received highest price target of 90 and low target of 68. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 79.13 as compared to current price of 60.80.

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. The firm holds price to earnings ratio of 131.03 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 and 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalued.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) has current ratio of 1.30 that indicates if ratio lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 2.38, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

Analysts Pools

Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over USCR performance. Out of the pool of analysts 7 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 7 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 1 analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Buy from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.13 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.20. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $4.48 and for the one month was for $4.59 as compared to three months ago was for $5.17. USCR received highest price target of 90 and low target of 68. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 79.13 as compared to current price of 60.80.

Profitability Analysis

To stick with focus on profitability valuation, U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) also listed in significant eye catching mover, USCR attains returns on investment ratio of 8.50%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI.

To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 0.80%, and it is providing insight views about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 6.40% and 21.00% respectively. Turns back to returns ratios, the co’s returns on assets calculated as 8.50%; that gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Finally yet importantly, returns on equity stand at 5.40%.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) stands at 263.20%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 25.70%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.90 and price to earning ration of 131.03 attracting passive investors.

 

About Blake Escott

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