French stock alert
Afternoon Alert: Vicat sinks 5.2% on high volume 16 January 2018 13:07 CET
NEWS BITES - EUROPE
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.
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.
Vicat (FR:VCT; EPA:VCT; PA:VCT; FP:VCT)