Should you buy Lancaster Colony Corporation stock? (NasdaqGS:LANC). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Lancaster Colony Corporation stock price per share)
||LANC Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|LANC Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$38.49|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||184% higher than other Consumer Goods stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||35% higher than other Packaged Foods stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||18%|
|Dividend Yield||2%||Shares Shorted||894,664|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 894,664 shares shorted. With 19,092,266 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 80,850, it would take at least 11.066 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
What does this mean to you? At this volume, it'll take more than two trading weeks for shorts to cover. This may indicate a short squeeze play would work! If this stock has good fundamentals and it'll take a while for the short holders to cover, buying now could net you bigger short-term technical gains if and as the price rises.
We believe that Lancaster Colony Corporation may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Lancaster Colony Corporation looks overpriced right now. If you're looking for a bargain in the stock market, you should probably look elsewhere for a great deal. This might still be a great stock to own—but it's not on sale right now.
Does Lancaster Colony Corporation have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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