The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Altaba. It is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 350.40 % over the last twelve months. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money Altaba is making for it’s investors or shareholders.

Altaba is part of the asset management industry and trades as part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is Thomas J. Mcinerney. Altaba Inc is an independent, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s objective is to seek to increase the price per share at which it trades relative to then-current values of its principal underlying assets, and others.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The AABA shares had a previous change of 1.82% which opened at 64.55 and closed at 65.59. It moved to an intraday high of 65.85 and a low of 64.52.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AABA shares returned 1.90% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.61%. Over three months, it changed -7.41%. In one year it has changed -8.99% and within that year its 52-week high was 82.45 and its 52-week low was 55.76. AABA stock is 17.63% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 70.90 and a 50 day moving average of 63.04. Right now, AABA stock is trading -7.49% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The company has a market cap of $39.5b with 602.6m shares outstanding and a float of 586.0m shares. Trading volume was 8,623,993 shares and has experienced an average volume of 6,623,090 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.


The last annual reported EPS for Altaba was 22.63 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 2.90.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  0.00 (estimated)
12-31-2017:  0
09-30-2017:  0
06-30-2017:  0

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 11.50% 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 1.82

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 32.69%, return on assets is 24.10%, profit margin is 95.27%, price-to-sales is 1.76 and price-to-book is 0.62.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 6  : Past Performance Result
 3  : 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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