Seneca Foods Corp. is part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Kraig H. Kayser. Seneca Foods Corp is produces and distributes processed fruits and vegetables. Its products include canned, frozen and bottled produce and snack chips. Its products are sold under private label as well as national and regional brands.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SENEB shares had a previous change of 2.84% which opened at 25.67 and closed at 27.50. It moved to an intraday high of 27.50 and a low of 25.67.

SeekingAlpha:  Seneca Foods reports Q4 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SENEB shares returned -6.17% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.38%. Over three months, it changed -20.06%. In one year it has changed -11.58% and within that year its 52-week high was 35.37 and its 52-week low was 25.67. SENEB stock is 7.13% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 30.21 and a 50 day moving average of 29.22. Right now, SENEB stock is trading -8.97% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Seneca Foods reports Q4 results

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $263.3m with 9.6m shares outstanding and a float of 9.5m shares. Trading volume was 2,239 shares and has experienced an average volume of 163 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 Seneca Foods Corp. was -1.41 which ended on 31st of March 2018.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -2.07
09-30-2018:  -0.58
06-30-2018:  -1.27
03-31-2018:  -0.45

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 Seneca Foods Corp.; 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 16.30% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.80% of insider ownership and 6.00% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.61

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -1.20%, return on assets is -0.50%, profit margin is -0.59%, price-to-sales is 0.19 and price-to-book is 0.67.

Company Score Card:

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