Recent Technicals: JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM)

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of JP Morgan Chase. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which is 16.40%. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money JP Morgan Chase is making for it’s investors or shareholders.

JP Morgan Chase is in the banking industry and financial services sector. The company CEO is James S. Dimon. JPMorgan Chase and Co is a financial services firm and a banking institution. It is engaged in investment banking, commercial banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, retail financial services, and credit card businesses.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, JP Morgan Chase shares returned -0.18% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.99%. Over three months, it changed 7.45%. In one year it has changed 27.02% and within that year its 52-week high was 119.33 and its 52-week low was 88.08. JPM stock is 32.70% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 108.42 and a 50 day moving average of 109.75. Currently JPM stock is trading 7.80% above its 200 day moving average.

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Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The JPM stock showed a previous change of -0.77% with an open at 117.39 and a close of 116.88. It reached an intraday high of 117.72 and a low of 116.70.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $392.8b with 3.4b shares outstanding, of which the float is 3.3b shares. Trading volume reached 9,646,403 shares compared to its average volume of 13,780,677 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.32 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.49. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.22. The TTM EPS is 8.18, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.29.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  2.29
03-31-2018:  2.37
12-31-2017:  1.76
09-30-2017:  1.76

The dividend per share is currently 2.24, which is a dividend yield of 1.90%. Also, the payout ratio is 27.38%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 116.92, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 0.03%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 77.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 19,662,161, which is 0.59% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.31. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.18

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.46%, return on assets is 1.03%, profit margin is 22.79%, price-to-sales is 3.31 and price-to-book is 1.69.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
2  :Valuation Score
4  :Past Performance Score
6  :Financial Strength Score
1  :Future Growth Score
4  :Dividend Score
3  :Overall Score

William Cook

William Cook

William Cook writes on current monetary and financial events. He is an entrepreneur and a writer. Cook holds a variety of distinctions counting the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He also holds an M.S. in Finance with a concentration in Investment Administration from Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business. Cook also graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics. 1414 Goldcliff Circle Alexandria, DC 22306

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