Weis Markets is part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of 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 1.38% which opened at 37.10 and closed at 37.55. It moved to an intraday high of 37.55 and a low of 36.92.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WMK shares returned -1.13% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.04%. Over three months, it changed -13.34%. In one year it has changed -29.06% and within that year its 52 week high was 57.71 and its 52 week low was 36.49. WMK stock is 2.90% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 43.89 and a 50 day moving average of 39.75. Right now, WMK stock is trading -14.44% 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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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $1.0b with 26.9m shares outstanding and a float of 19.6m shares. Trading volume was 140,701 shares and has experienced an average volume of 118,729 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 16.12.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-03-2019: 0.53
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-11-2019: 0.49
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-02-2018: 0.53
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-03-2018: 0.71
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-07-2018: 0.60

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 0.04, which means it might be overvalued by -90,480.51%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Weis Markets; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 0.50% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 57.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 2,295,970, which was 8.54% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 20.37. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The beta was calculated to be 0.18.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.20%, profit margin is 1.73%, price-to-sales is 0.28 and price-to-book is 0.97.

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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