Present Change: Watford (NASDAQ: WTRE)

Watford is part of the financial services sector and is part of the insurance industry. The company CEO is John F. Rathgeber.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The WTRE shares had a previous change of -0.11% which opened at 27.24 and closed at 27.11. It moved to an intraday high of 27.25 and a low of 26.52.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WTRE shares returned 9.76% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.11%. Over three months, it changed 0.41%. In one year it has changed 0.41% and within that year its 52 week high was 28.94 and its 52 week low was 23.70. WTRE stock is 14.39% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 50 day moving average of 26.22.

SeekingAlpha:  Watford Holdings reports Q1 results

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $614.9m with 22.7m shares outstanding and a float of 22.7m shares. Trading volume was 175,912 shares and has experienced an average volume of 87,306 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Watford was -2.4 which ended on 31st of December 2018.

Below was the last reported annual diluted earnings per share:

Dec 2018 -2.40
Dec 2017 -0.39
Dec 2016 5.60
TTM 20 -2.40
Dec 2018 -2.40

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Watford; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -9.30% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.30% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be 0.50.

SeekingAlpha:  Watford Holdings reports Q1 results

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -0.55%, profit margin is 0.47%, price-to-sales is 1.25 and price-to-book is 0.65.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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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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