The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Photronics. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 10.00%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Photronics is adding value for shareholders.



Photronics is part of the semiconductors industry and is part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Peter S. Kirlin. Photronics Inc is principally engaged in manufacturing photomasks which are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The PLAB shares had a previous change of -0.20% which opened at 10.05 and closed at 9.98. It moved to an intraday high of 10.07 and a low of 9.88.

SeekingAlpha:  Photronics: Staying Long Near The Highs

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, PLAB shares returned -0.89% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.96%. Over three months, it changed 10.89%. In one year it has changed 10.89% and within that year its 52-week high was 11.00 and its 52-week low was 7.20. PLAB stock is 38.61% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 8.78 and a 50 day moving average of 9.77. Right now, PLAB stock is trading 13.64% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Photronics: Staying Long Near The Highs

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $682.5m with 68.4m shares outstanding and a float of 66.5m shares. Trading volume was 227,465 shares and has experienced an average volume of 397,955 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Photronics was 0.2 which ended on 31st of October 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 49.90. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.15. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.49, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 20.37. Historically, the PE high was 49.90 and the PE low was 10.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 5.10, which is a decrease of -48.94%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
07-31-2018:  0.17
04-30-2018:  0.15
01-31-2018:  0.09
10-31-2017:  0.08



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 57.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 0.68

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 4.66%, return on assets is 3.35%, profit margin is 11.38%, price-to-sales is 1.75 and price-to-book is 0.89.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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