Tracking the Technicals For Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG), Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A)

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG). The name currently has a score of 12.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.  The low score of 12.00000 for Clipper Logistics plc signals a top score for stability and growth.

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At the time of writing, Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) has a Piotroski F-Score of 5. The F-Score may aid detect companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the firm financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) has a current ERP5 Rank of 4236 . The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When gazing at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

Shifting gears, we can see that Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) has a Q.i. Value of 23.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to aid identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the firm tends to be.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) has a Value Composite score of 31. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a firm with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued firm. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 26.

Free Cash Flow Growth (FCF Growth) is the free cash flow of the current year minus the free cash flow from the previous year, divided by last year’s free cash flow.  The FCF Growth of Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) is -0.442510.  Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the firm minus capital expenditure.  This cash is what a firm uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends.  The Free Cash Flow Score (FCF Score) is a useful mechanism in calculating the free cash flow growth with free cash flow stability – this gives investors the overall quality of the free cash flow.  The FCF Score of Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) is 0.295231.  Experts say the higher the value, the better, as it means that the free cash flow is high, or the variability of free cash flow is low or both.

Price Index

The Price Index is a ratio that signals the return of a equity price over a past stage. The price index of Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) for last month was 0.89627. This is determined by taking the current equity price and dividing by the equity price one month ago. If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. If the ratio is less than 1, then we can determine that there has been a decrease in price. Similarly, investors look up the equity price over 12 month periods. The Price Index 12m for Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) is 0.55233.
Price Range 52 Weeks

Some of the best financial predictions are formed by using a mixture of financial tools. The Price Range 52 Weeks is one of the tools that investors use to determine the lowest and highest price at which a stock has traded in the previous 52 weeks. The Price Range of Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) over the past 52 weeks is 0.472000. The 52-week range can be found in the stock’s quote summary.

C Score (Montier)

The C-Score is a system developed by James Montier that helps determine whether a firm is involved in falsifying their financial statements. The C-Score is determined by a mixture of items, including a growing difference in net income verse cash flow, increasing days outstanding, growing days sales of inventory, increasing assets to sales, declines in depreciation, and high total asset growth. The C-Score of Clipper Logistics plc (LSE:CLG) is 2.00000. The score ranges on a scale of -1 to 6. If the score is -1, then there is not enough information to determine the C-Score. If the number is at zero (0) then there is no evidence of fraudulent book cooking, whereas a number of 6 signals a high likelihood of fraudulent activity. The C-Score assists investors in assessing the likelihood of a firm cheating in the books.

Investors often have to decide how aggressive they are going to be in the share market. Having the mindset of getting rich quick may result in the rapid loss of capital. Of course, there are those who have possibly had luck on their side, but jumping in head first without a plan can be a recipe for disaster. It may be tempting to take a leap with a risky stock. However, high returns in the equity market may come with extensive exposure and volatility. Managing that exposure in turbulent markets may aid keep the average investor above water when things swing the wrong way. Investors may want to assess if they are trading too much or trading the wrong types of stocks. Doing all the research may involve keeping a close tab on technicals, fundamentals, relevant economic data, and earnings reports. Investors may have to find a way to keep the rational side from being consumed by irrational behavior when analyzing the markets.

Investors considering positions in Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A), might be interested in the Gross Margin Score of the firm. The shares currently have a score of 42.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.  The low score of 42.00000 for Seneca Foods Corporation signals a top score for stability and growth.

Trying to project the day to day short-term movements of the share market may be all but impossible. Stocks have the tendency to make sudden moves on even the slightest bit of news or for apparently no reason at all. The daily trader may be gazing to capitalize on swings or momentum, but the long-term investor may be searching for stability and consistency over a sustained stage of time. During trading sessions, stock movements can seem like a popularity contest occasionally. Even after careful study, there may be no logical reason for a particular stock move. Riding out the waves of uncertainty may not be easy, but having a full-proof plan for when markets erode may just be the savior. Having the patience to wait out abnormal moves may aid evade the mistake of letting go too soon out of panic. 

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) has a Value Composite score of 25. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a firm with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued firm. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 24.

In trying to determine the current valuation of Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) shares, we note that the Book to Market ratio of the shares stands at 1.483196. It’s commonly accepted that a Book to Market ratio greater than one signals that the shares might be undervalued.  The book to market ratio has some limitations in certain industries however where intangible assets (such as knowledge) often are not represented on a balance sheet. The ratio is determined by dividing the market price per share by book value per share.  

At the time of writing, Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) has a Piotroski F-Score of 4. The F-Score may aid detect companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the firm financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) has a current ERP5 Rank of 11330 . The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When gazing at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

Ever wonder how investors predict positive equity price momentum?  The Cross SMA 50/200, also known as the “Golden Cross” is the fifty day moving average divided by the two hundred day moving average.  The SMA 50/200 for Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) is currently 0.96854.  If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average – indicating a positive equity price momentum.  If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop.

The Leverage Ratio of Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) is 0.344440.  Leverage ratio is the total debt of a firm divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two.  Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations.  The leverage ratio can sum how much of a firm’s capital comes from debt.  With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a firm will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

ROA & ROIC

There are many different tools to determine whether a firm is profitable or not.  One of the most leading ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA).  This score signals how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.  The Return on Assets for Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) is -0.004426.  This number is determined by dividing net income after tax by the firm’s total assets.  A firm that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a firm that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) is -0.077976.  The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a firm is profitable or not.  It tells investors how well a firm is turning their capital into profits.  The ROIC is determined by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital.  The employed capital is determined by subrating current liabilities from total assets.  Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a mechanism in evaluating the quality of a firm’s ROIC over the course of five years.  The ROIC Quality of Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) is 1.573959.  This is determined by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC.  The ROIC 5 year average is determined using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets).  The ROIC 5 year average of Seneca Foods Corporation (NasdaqGS:SENE.A) is 0.052637.

Investors may be getting ready to buy into the share market as we cruise into the second half of the year. Filtering out the constant noise in the markets can be challenging. Sifting through all the data can be trying, especially for the inexperienced investor. Digging down into the fundamentals may aid weed out the undesirable companies. Investors will most likely be scouting out the equity market for any bargains. Although they may be harder to find these days, there still may be a hidden gem out there somewhere. As companies start to report quarterly earnings, investors will be closely following to see which ones are poised for success over the next few quarters.    

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