German stock alert


Afternoon Alert: United Internet hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 26 July 2017 13:15 CEST


United Internet AG (ETR:UTDI) hit a 52-week high of EUR51.76 today for the fourth time in the past one month and last traded at EUR51.60. This brought its two-day rise to EUR1.06 or 2.1%. Trading volume was 12% of average so far today.

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

+ The positive 0.7 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The stock has outperformed 83% of the Xetra market over the past 6 months.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high four times and in the last three months fourteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

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


+ Price/Sales of 2.6 [3.3]

+ Return on Capital Employed 14.2% [12.2%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 12.8 times.


Bearish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 2.6. 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 9.7% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 22.3% and suggests a low margin of safety.

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 15.0% is lower than sector average of 15.8%.


The 0.3% discount to 12-month high of EUR51.76 against the 52.4% premium to 12-month low of EUR33.85 suggests the climb might be peaking.

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


Price/Earnings of 58.6 [26.4]

Return on Assets 4.4% [9.3%]

United Internet AG (DE:UTDI; ETR:UTDI; GR:UTDI)

ISIN: DE0005089031

PermID: 4295869278