Otter Tail Corporation trades as part of the regulated utilities industry and is in the utilities sector. The company CEO is Charles S. Macfarlane. Otter Tail Corp through its utility business units provides electricity and energy services. It operates in segments namely, Electric, Manufacturing, and Plastics.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The OTTR shares had a previous change of -0.61% which opened at 50.97 and closed at 50.74. It moved to an intraday high of 51.17 and a low of 50.60.

SeekingAlpha:  Sleeping Well At Night With Otter Tail

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, OTTR shares returned 1.08% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.60%. Over three months, it changed 0.16%. In one year it has changed 23.15% and within that year its 52-week high was 51.88 and its 52-week low was 42.10. OTTR stock is 20.52% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 47.48 and a 50 day moving average of 48.79. Right now, OTTR stock is trading 6.86% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Sleeping Well At Night With Otter Tail

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $2.0b with 39.7m shares outstanding and a float of 38.8m shares. Trading volume was 56,937 shares and has experienced an average volume of 76,675 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 Otter Tail Corporation was 2.06 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.63. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.35. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.06, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 24.63. Historically, the PE high was 30.40 and the PE low was 15.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 32.55, which is a decrease of -35.85%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.35
09-30-2018:  0.58
06-30-2018:  0.47
03-31-2018:  0.66

The dividend per share is currently 1.40, which is a dividend yield of 2.76%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 0.09, which means it might overvalued by -56,486.80%



The next earnings report will be: 03-26-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Otter Tail Corporation; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 7.50% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 63.80% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.34

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.80%, return on assets is 4.15%, profit margin is 9.06%, price-to-sales is 2.22 and price-to-book is 2.78.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 5  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : 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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