German stock alert
Afternoon Alert: USU Software continues significant uptrend, lifts 2.3% 16 January 2018 12:18 CET
NEWS BITES - EUROPE
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.
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)