French stock alert


Afternoon Alert: Vicat sinks 5.2% on high volume 16 January 2018 13:07 CET


Vicat (FR:VCT) traded on heavy volume of 2.1 times average so far today while the price sank EUR3.60 (or 5.2%) to trade at EUR65.70.

Current indications of bearish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading:

+ The price tumbled 6.1% in the last week and decreased 1.0% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:


+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 4.2 [0.6]

+ Return on Equity 6.3% [11.2%]

+ Price/Sales of 1.2 [0.8]

+ Return on Capital Employed 5.9% [6.8%]


Vicat today is at a discount of 7.5% to the 12-month high of EUR71.04 on 22 Nov, 2017. It is at a premium of 23.2% to the 12-month low of EUR53.31 on 17 Jan, 2017.

The stock has outperformed 55% of the French market over the past 6 months.

Bullish Signals:

The positive 0.41 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high eleven times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.6. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Net profit margin has averaged 6.1% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 3.6% and suggests a high margin of safety.


ISIN: FR0000031775

PermID: 4295868605