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Afternoon Alert: Croda International drops 2.6% on strong volume 25 July 2017 13:22 BST

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

Croda International PLC (L:CRDA) traded on heavy volume of 2.5 times average so far today while the price dropped GBX101.0 (or 2.6%) to trade at GBX3,724.0.

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

+ The negative 19.4 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

+ The price sank 4.6% in the last week and tumbled 6.3% in the last month.

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Sales of 3.9 [1.2]

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 8.52 [4.5]

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 3.3. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom quartile of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Note

Croda International today is at a discount of 7.5% to the 12-month high of GBX4,025.0 on 02 Jun, 2017. It is at a premium of 26.1% to the 12-month low of GBX2,953.47 on 11 Nov, 2016.

The stock has outperformed 64% of the United Kingdom market over the past 6 months.

Bullish Signals:

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

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

Undervaluation:

Dividend yield of 4.7% [0.8%]

Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 11% [4.1%]

Return on Equity 33.1% [13.7%]

Croda International PLC (L:CRDA; LON:CRDA; LN:CRDA)

ISIN: GB00BYZWX769

PermID: 4295894667

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com