Should you buy MTS Systems Corporation stock? (NasdaqGS:MTSC). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that MTS Systems Corporation can grow its free cash at a rate of about 1%. That's positive!
(MTS Systems Corporation stock price per share)
||MTSC Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|MTSC Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$39.81|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||413% higher than other Technology stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||178% higher than other Scientific & Technical Instruments stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||57%|
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 636,056 shares shorted. With 19,197,570 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 151,314, it would take at least 4.204 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that MTS Systems Corporation may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
MTS Systems Corporation looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does MTS Systems 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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