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Afternoon Alert: USU Software continues significant uptrend, lifts 2.3% 16 January 2018 12:18 CET


USU Software AG (ETR:OSP2) continued its significant uptrend and lifted 60.0c (or 2.3%) to trade at EUR27.20 today.

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

+ The positive 0.29 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high thrice.

+ The price jumped 8.8% in the last week and soared 11.5% in the last month.

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 32.8 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 3.8 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Return on Capital Employed is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years.


USU Software today is at a discount of 13.8% to the 12-month high of EUR31.57 on 07 Nov, 2017. It is at a premium of 41.5% to the 12-month low of EUR19.23 on 13 Mar, 2017.

The stock has underperformed 55% of the Xetra market over the past 6 months.

Bearish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 3.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Net profit margin has averaged 10.5% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 22.1% and suggests a low margin of safety.

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


Price/Earnings of 42.5 [11.9]

Return on Equity 10.7% [14.8%]

USU Software AG (DE:OSP2; ETR:OSP2; GR:OSP2)


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