Weis Markets trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and is in the retail defensive industry. The company CEO is Jonathan H. Weis. Weis Markets Inc operates grocery stores. Through its chain of retail stores, it sells groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral and deli products.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The WMK shares had a previous change of 0.14% which opened at 41.60 and closed at 41.77. It moved to an intraday high of 42.13 and a low of 41.10.

SeekingAlpha:  Weis Markets reports Q4 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WMK shares returned 1.14% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.79%. Over three months, it changed -14.37%. In one year it has changed -3.00% and within that year its 52-week high was 57.82 and its 52-week low was 39.73. WMK stock is 5.13% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 46.21 and a 50 day moving average of 44.71. Right now, WMK stock is trading -9.60% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Weis Markets Reports Results For 2018 And Fourth Quarter

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.1b with 26.9m shares outstanding and a float of 19.6m shares. Trading volume was 72,321 shares and has experienced an average volume of 105,517 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 Weis Markets was 2.33 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.93.

The dividend per share is currently 1.24, which is a dividend yield of 2.97%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 15.36, which means it might overvalued by -172.03%

The next earnings report will be: 05-10-2019



EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Weis Markets; 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 1.20% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 57.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 2,104,903, which was 7.83% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 18.74. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

I calculated the beta to be 0.09

PR Newswire:  Weis Markets Reports Results For 2018 And Fourth Quarter

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.36%, return on assets is 4.46%, profit margin is 1.77%, price-to-sales is 0.43 and price-to-book is 1.10.

Company Score Card:

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