Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation is in the industrial products industry and industrials sector. The company CEO is J. Brett McBrayer. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp and its subsidiaries produces forged hardened steel rolls used in cold rolling by producers of steel, aluminum and other metals throughout the world. Its segments include Forged and Cast Engineered Products and Air and Liquid Processing.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The AP shares had a previous change of 4.21% which opened at 3.27 and closed at 3.22. It moved to an intraday high of 3.30 and a low of 3.08.

SeekingAlpha:  Ampco-Pittsburgh’s (AP) CEO Brett McBrayer on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, AP shares returned -1.53% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -16.36%. Over three months, it changed -22.41%. In one year it has changed -69.91% and within that year its 52-week high was 11.35 and its 52-week low was 2.79. AP stock is 15.41% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 5.55 and a 50 day moving average of 3.60. Right now, AP stock is trading -42.02% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  More on Ampco-Pittsburgh Q4 results

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $40.2m with 12.5m shares outstanding and a float of 11.8m shares. Trading volume was 54,856 shares and has experienced an average volume of 45,794 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 Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation was -5.56 which ended on 31st of December 2018.

The next earnings report will be: 04-17-2019

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Ampco-Pittsburgh 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 -3.90% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.70% of insider ownership and 72.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 349,070, which was 2.79% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.42. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.



I calculated the beta to be 2.15

SeekingAlpha:  Ampco-Pittsburgh reports Q4 results

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -56.25%, return on assets is -12.20%, profit margin is -22.63%, price-to-sales is 0.13 and price-to-book is 0.46.

Company Score Card:

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