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Welbilt is in the industrials sector and trades as part of the industrial products industry. The company CEO is William C. Johnson. Manitowoc Foodservice Inc operates as a foodservice equipment company serving commercial and institutional sectors.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The WBT shares had a previous change of 2.80% which opened at 15.80 and closed at 16.13. It moved to an intraday high of 16.13 and a low of 15.80.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WBT shares returned 1.26% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.89%. Over three months, it changed 4.74%. In one year it has changed -24.41% and within that year its 52 week high was 23.85 and its 52 week low was 10.66. WBT stock is 51.31% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 16.28 and a 50 day moving average of 16.43. Right now, WBT stock is trading -0.89% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The company has a market cap of $2.3b with 140.9m shares outstanding and a float of 140.1m shares. Trading volume was 805,812 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,333,417 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.


The last annual reported EPS for Welbilt was 0.56 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 28.80. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.09. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 0.78 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.43).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-07-2019: -0.02
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-19-2019: 0.17
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-05-2018: 0.19
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-09-2018: 0.09
1stQtr 2018 0.09

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.11, which means it might be overvalued by -23.04%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Welbilt; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 9.80% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 13,910,232, which was 9.88% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 10.88. 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 1.78.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 3.22%, profit margin is 3.93%, price-to-sales is 1.37 and price-to-book is 11.94.

Company Score Card:

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