Be Ready for Active Stock: Spectra Energy Partners, LP (SEP)

Spectra Energy Partners, LP (SEP):

In Thursday trading session Spectra Energy Partners, LP (SEP) stock finished trading at $35.73 by scoring a change of -1.81%. The recent trading activity revealed that the stock price is at 19.54% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -19.51% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 81.77M Floating Shares and holds 491.18M shares outstanding.

The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 24.80% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at -4.65% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at3.30%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was -8.70%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 2.10% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at -34.60% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at 6.30%.

Shares price moved with -5.35% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 7.17% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2.7. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $40.33.

The company maintained a Gross Margin of 61.20%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 13.40% while Insiders ownership is 83.14%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 7.20% over the previous 12 months .

Spectra Energy Partners, LP (SEP) stock recent traded volume stands with 710783 shares as compared with its average volume of 650.48K shares. The relative volume observed at 1.09.

Liquidity Indicator:

Stock chart volume also shows us the amount of liquidity in a stock. Liquidity just simply refers to how easily it is to get in and out of a stock. If a stock is trading on low volume, then there aren’t many traders involved in the stock and it would be more difficult to find a trader to buy from or sell to. In this case, we would say that it is illiquid. If a stock is trading on high volume, then there are many traders involved in the stock and it would be easier to find a trader to buy from or sell to. In this case, we would say that it is liquid.

Mistakenly, some traders think that stocks that are up on high volume means that there were more buyers than sellers, or stocks that are down on high volume means that there are more sellers than buyers. Wrong! Regardless if it is a high volume day or a low volume day there is still a buyer for every seller. You can’t buy something unless someone is selling it to you and you can’t sell something unless someone is buying it from you!

The current ratio of 1.2 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health. The quick ratio of 1.1 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). The higher the ratio, the more financially secure a company is in the short term. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities.

The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0.76 with a total debt/equity of 0.76. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.

Moving averages provide important information regarding direction of the market. They were created to provide the directional information of the market to smoothen out the zig-zags that form during a trend formation. In the current generation of high speed computer calculations, its use has become much more relevant and simplified.

It goes without saying that investors should not rely solely on any one technique. However, applying moving-average strategies in conjunction with portfolio diversification and prudent money management may reduce one’s risk substantially.

Spectra Energy Partners, LP (SEP) stock moved below -1.98% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term negative movement of stock. It shifted -1.05% below its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term bearish trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went overhead 0.92% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term rising trend.

David Culbreth Category – Business

David Culbreth is a self-taught investor that has been investing in equities since she was a senior in college and continues to invest. He is extremely devoted to demystifying investing terminology for new investors.

David Culbreth is a senior author and journalist. He has more than 5 years of experience in institutional investment markets, including fixed income, equities, derivatives and real estate. David has a Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in Finance. He bought his first stocks in a private business at age 15 and made his first public stock trade at 23. He has always been interested in the stock market and how it behaves.

As the dad of two children, he’s made saving money and investing for them a high priority. Over many years of investing, he has made some wise choices and he’s made many mistakes. But he’s learned from both. Mr. David observations and experience give him the insight to stock market patterns and the investor behaviors that create them.

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