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How to buy L-BFoster Company stock | $15.86

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L.B. Foster Company is a railroads business based in the US. L-BFoster Company shares (FSTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. L-BFoster Company employs 1,130 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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L-BFoster Company stock price (NASDAQ: FSTR)

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L-BFoster Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$15.86
52-week range$13.16 - $19.47
50-day moving average $15.79
200-day moving average $17.20
Wall St. target price$21.25
PE ratio 16.1837
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.98

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L-BFoster Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.86 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-12) 2.26%
1 month (2021-09-17) 2.85%
3 months (2021-07-19) -8.43%
6 months (2021-04-19) -6.54%
1 year (2020-10-19) 5.73%
2 years (2019-10-18) -20.62%
3 years (2018-10-19) 17.17
5 years (2016-10-19) 26.37%

Is L-BFoster Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing L-BFoster Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of L-BFoster Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

L-BFoster Company's P/E ratio

L-BFoster Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, L-BFoster Company shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

L-BFoster Company's EBITDA

L-BFoster Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $24.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a L-BFoster Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

L-BFoster Company financials

Revenue TTM $504.5 million
Operating margin TTM 2.12%
Gross profit TTM $95 million
Return on assets TTM 1.72%
Return on equity TTM 11.86%
Profit margin 2.09%
Book value $16.97
Market capitalisation $171.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting L-BFoster Company shares

There are currently 50,759 L-BFoster Company shares held short by investors – that's known as L-BFoster Company's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 48,820 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting L-BFoster Company shares can be evaluated.

L-BFoster Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

L-BFoster Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of L-BFoster Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of L-BFoster Company shares traded daily (recently around 38164.661654135). L-BFoster Company's SIR currently stands at 1.33. In other words for every 100,000 L-BFoster Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1330 shares are currently held short.

However L-BFoster Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of L-BFoster Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable L-BFoster Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case L-BFoster Company's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 L-BFoster Company shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0054% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable L-BFoster Company shares, roughly 5 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against L-BFoster Company.

Find out more about how you can short L-BFoster Company stock.

L-BFoster Company share dividends

We're not expecting L-BFoster Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

L-BFoster Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, L-BFoster Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.16 up to $19.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSTR.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while L-BFoster Company's is 1.0783. This would suggest that L-BFoster Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

L-BFoster Company overview

L. B. Foster Company provides products and services for the rail industry and solutions to support critical infrastructure projects worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Rail Technologies and Services; and Infrastructure Solutions. The Rail Technologies and Services segment offers new rail to passenger and short line freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rails; rail accessories, including track spikes and anchors, bolts, angle bars, tie plates, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and manufactures insulated rail joints and related accessories. This segment also provides friction management products and application systems, railroad condition monitoring systems and equipment, wheel impact load detection systems, wayside data collection and management systems, track fasteners, and engineered concrete railroad ties; and aftermarket services. The Infrastructure Solutions segment sells and rents steel sheet piling, H-bearing pile, and other piling products; and bridge decking, bridge railing, structural steel fabrications, expansion joints, bridge forms, and other products for highway construction and repair.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of L-BFoster Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.547% of L-BFoster Company shares are held by insiders and 64.862% by institutions.
How many people work for L-BFoster Company?
Latest data suggests 1,130 work at L-BFoster Company.
When does the fiscal year end for L-BFoster Company?
L-BFoster Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is L-BFoster Company based?
L-BFoster Company's address is: 415 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15220
What is L-BFoster Company's ISIN number?
L-BFoster Company's international securities identification number is: US3500601097
What is L-BFoster Company's CUSIP number?
L-BFoster Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 350060109

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