Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX): Check-out its Performance

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Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of 0.41% or $0.1 shares. The trading starts at $24.93 and closed at $24.50 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $24.54 and day high was $25.39 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Industrials sector daily volume shifted to 0.23 million while its average volume is 79.82K. In other hand, the NWPX market cap reached to $232.22M. While, its current target price is $24.60 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 3.71% and up 6.13% for month. Its quarterly performance was 11.21% above, while its half year performance is down -26.94%. NWPX yearly performance stood at positive 0.16% and fall -26.15% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Northwest Pipe Company is 2.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. NWPX EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.68. EPS for this year is 36.70%, while for the next year its value is 2.20. Sales growth for the current quarter is 0.92 while its EPS Q/Q reached -74.20%. It has an EPS of 44.90% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 10.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on NWPX for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 2 of 2 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 0 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $33.00-$35.00. Average target price for NWPX was reached at $34.00.

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Royce & Associates LP and Blackrock Inc. are the top three holders in Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP has 0.8 million shares which valued 17.86 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Royce & Associates LP owned 0.74 million shares which valued at 16.54 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has a total of 0.7 million shares which valued at 15.67 million. In the end, Blackrock Inc. have 7.20% shares outstanding of Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.80% and institutional holding shifted to 83.30%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.68. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 1 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.52, while 0.31 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for NWPX published in the report was 0.52-0.52 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.31 which is lower than 0.33 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for NWPX fall -14.16% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 3.16% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -1.18%. The moving average value for Northwest Pipe Company (NWPX) is 28.22 and 23.74 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in NWPX stock. On Jun 01, Applebaum Michelle Galanter, Director, sold 4,126 trading shares at the cost of $25.58, which valued at 0.11 million. On Mar 11, FRANSON MICHAEL C, Director, bought 1,000 shares at the cost of $25.32, with total shares of 14,648.