ENGlobal Corporation (ENG) Stock: Here’s What’s Happening

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ENGlobal Corporation (ENG) is making a move up in the market today. The company, focused on the service sector, is presently trading at $0.84 after heading up 7.16% so far today. When it comes to service sector companies, there are a number of aspects that have the potential to cause gains in the market. One of the most common is news. Here are the recent stories relating to ENG:

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May-14-19 05:30AM You Might Like Energa SA (WSE:ENG) But Do You Like Its Debt?
May-13-19 09:00AM ENGlobal Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
Apr-29-19 09:25AM Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In ENGlobal Corporation (NASDAQ:ENG)?
Apr-09-19 09:15AM ENGLOBAL ANNOUNCES RECENT PROJECT AWARDS
Mar-28-19 06:00AM ENGlobal Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results

However, any time investors are making an investing decision, investors should look at far more than just news, this is especially the case in the ever incredibly complex service space. Here’s what’s happing when it comes to ENGlobal Corporation.

Recent Movement From ENG

While a move up in a single session, like the move that we’re seeing from ENGlobal Corporation might make some investors unhappy, a single session move alone shouldn’t be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It’s always a good idea to look at trends for a period longer than a single trading session. When it comes to ENG, below are the movements that investors have experienced:

  • Past 5 Sessions – Throughout the last 5 trading sessions, ENG has generated a change in value that amounts to 19.98%.
  • Monthly – The performance from ENGlobal Corporation in the past month has been 25.37%.
  • Past Quarter – Over the past quarter, the company has generated a return that works out to 3.70%
  • Past Six Months – In the past 6 months, investors have seen a performance of -1.19% from the stock.
  • Year To Date – Since the the last trading session of last year ENG has produced a return on investment of 47.34%.
  • Annually – Lastly, over the past year, investors have seen movement that comes to -27.59% from ENG. Throughout this period of time, the stock has traded at a high of -42.86% and a low of 75.00%.

Ratios To Watch

Digging into various ratios having to do with a company can give prospective traders an understanding of just how dangerous and/or rewarding a pick may be. Below are some of the key ratios to look at when digging into ENG.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a tool that is used by traders to get an understanding of the level of short interest. The higher this ratio, the more investors are expecting that the value of the stock is headed for the top. Throughout the sector, strong service sector stocks can carry a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we also tend to see a lot of short squeezes in the space. Nonetheless, when it comes to ENGlobal Corporation, the stock’s short ratio amounts to 1.47.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that measure liquidity. Essentially, they measure the company’s abilities to pay its debts as they mature using current assets or quick assets. do have positive current and quick ratios. As it relates to ENG, the quick and current ratios come to 0 and 2.50 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the the share price to the current book value of assets that are owned by the company. In this particular case, the book to share value ratio equates to 0.53.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the total amount of cash the company has on hand to the value of shares. In this case, the cash to share value comes to 0.27.

Big Money And ENGlobal Corporation

Humans that are into investing seem to be infatuated with the term “Smart money follows big money.” It makes sense. Big money became big money by making smart decisions in the market. So, by following the moves of big money institutions and insiders, we can get a glimpse of what market pros think about a stock. When it comes to big money interest in ENG, here’s what we’re seeing:

  • Institutional Investors – At the moment, institutional investors own 24.10% of ENG. However, it is important to consider that the ownership held by institutions has seen a move of -5.61% in the last quarter.
  • Insiders – When it comes to insiders, those close to the company currently hold 0.20% of the company. Insider ownership of the company has moved 0.00% throughout the last 3 months.

How Analysts Feel About ENGlobal Corporation

While it’s never a good idea to blindly follow the thoughts of analysts, it is a smart idea to consider their opinions to validate your own due diligence when it comes to making an investment decision in the service industry. Below you’ll find the most recent moves that we’ve seen from analysts when it comes to ENG.

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Aug-21-12 Downgrade KeyBanc Capital Mkts Buy → Hold
Mar-17-09 Reiterated Lazard Capital Mkts Buy $7 → $6
Sep-26-08 Initiated KeyBanc Capital Mkts Hold
Aug-08-08 Reiterated Lazard Capital Buy $16 → $20
Aug-08-08 Reiterated Jesup & Lamont Buy $14.50 → $17

What We’ve Seen In earnings results

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $0. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $0. Over the last 5 years, ENG has generated revenue in the amount of $-20.40% with earnings coming in at -19.70%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of 18.60% and revenue has seen movement of -7.60%.

A Look At Share Counts

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are 27.38M shares of ENGlobal Corporation outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, ENG has a float of 12.96M.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to ENG, the short percent of the float is 0.68%.

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