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How to buy LB Foster Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in LB Foster Company stock.

LB Foster Company is a railroads business based in the US. LB Foster Company shares (FSTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LB Foster Company employs 991 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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LB Foster Company stock price (NASDAQ: FSTR)

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LB Foster Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$12.81
52-week range$12.04 - $18.91
50-day moving average $13.23
200-day moving average $14.75
Wall St. target price$14.75
PE ratio 42.7
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.30

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LB Foster Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.81 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) -5.81%
1 month (2022-06-06) -3.25%
3 months (2022-04-06) -13.45%
6 months (2022-01-06) -8.89%
1 year (2021-07-06) -29.62%
2 years (2020-07-06) 3.47%
3 years (2019-07-05) 26.41
5 years (2017-07-05) 21.4

Is LB Foster Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

LB Foster Company's P/E ratio

LB Foster 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 43x. In other words, LB Foster Company shares trade at around 43x recent earnings.

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

LB Foster Company's EBITDA

LB Foster Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a LB Foster Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

LB Foster Company financials

Revenue TTM $496.3 million
Operating margin TTM 0.57%
Gross profit TTM $86.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.49%
Return on equity TTM 1.76%
Profit margin 0.67%
Book value $16.92
Market capitalisation $139.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

LB Foster Company share dividends

We're not expecting LB Foster Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

LB Foster Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, LB Foster Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.04 up to $18.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSTR.US volatility(beta: 0.93)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 LB Foster Company's is 0.9306. This would suggest that LB Foster Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

LB Foster Company overview

L. B. Foster Company provides engineered and manufactured products and services for the building and infrastructure projects worldwide. The company's 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. Its Precast Concrete Products segment offers a range of specialty precast concrete products, such as sound walls, burial vaults, bridge beams, box culverts, septic tanks, and other custom pre-stressed products for use in transportation and general infrastructure markets. This segment also manufactures precast concrete buildings for use as restrooms, concession stands, and protective storage buildings in national, state, and municipal parks.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of LB Foster Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.673% of LB Foster Company shares are held by insiders and 67.664% by institutions.
How many people work for LB Foster Company?
Latest data suggests 991 work at LB Foster Company.
When does the fiscal year end for LB Foster Company?
LB Foster Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is LB Foster Company based?
LB Foster Company's address is: 415 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15220
What is LB Foster Company's ISIN number?
LB Foster Company's international securities identification number is: US3500601097
What is LB Foster Company's CUSIP number?
LB Foster Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 350060109

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