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Superior Group Of Companies trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector and is part of the manufacturing apparel and furniture industry. The company CEO is Michael Benstock. Superior Group Of Companies Inc is mainly engaged in designing, manufacturing and distribution of uniforms to major domestic retailers, foodservice chains, transportation and other service industries. It also provides remote staffing solutions.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SGC shares had a previous change of 1.81% which opened at 18.34 and closed at 18.58. It moved to an intraday high of 18.68 and a low of 18.08.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SGC shares returned 14.48% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.64%. Over three months, it changed 16.73%. In one year it has changed -17.33% and within that year its 52 week high was 23.22 and its 52 week low was 15.01. SGC stock is 23.78% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 17.51 and a 50 day moving average of 16.92. Right now, SGC stock is trading 6.13% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $285.1m with 15.3m shares outstanding and a float of 13.4m shares. Trading volume was 23,009 shares and has experienced an average volume of 17,372 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 Superior Group Of Companies was 1.1 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.89. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.24. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.18 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 1.10).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 04-25-2019: 0.16
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-21-2019: 0.30
3rdQtr 2018Reported 10-25-2018: 0.39
2ndQtr 2018Reported 07-26-2018: 0.25
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-02-2018: 0.16

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 24.32, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 23.61%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Superior Group Of Companies; 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 27.60% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 12.50% of insider ownership and 57.10% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be -0.05.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 5.88%, profit margin is 4.70%, price-to-sales is 0.78 and price-to-book is 1.83.

Company Score Card:

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