Our top pick for
Building a portfolio
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 1,330 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$561.8 million.
|52-week range||USD$7.9601 - USD$20.51|
|50-day moving average||USD$14.7559|
|200-day moving average||USD$14.0889|
|Wall St. target price||USD$17.13|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.98|
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, L-BFoster Company shares trade at around 5x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$29.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a L-BFoster Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$561.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||2.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$121.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.98%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$158.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 182,878 L-BFoster Company shares held short by investors – that's known as L-BFoster Company's "short interest". This figure is 9.2% up from 167,493 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) is the quantity of L-BFoster Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of L-BFoster Company shares traded daily (recently around 33010.469314079). L-BFoster Company's SIR currently stands at 5.54. In other words for every 100,000 L-BFoster Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5540 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 L-BFoster Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0182% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable L-BFoster Company shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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.
We're not expecting L-BFoster Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, L-BFoster Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.9601 up to $20.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.1953. 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.B. Foster Company manufactures and distributes products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure worldwide. Its Rail Products 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, bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and other accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates 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, fire protection systems, rail anchors and spikes, wayside data collection and management systems, epoxy and nylon-encapsulated insulated rail joints, and track fasteners; and aftermarket services and engineered concrete railroad ties. The company's Construction Products 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. It also produces precast concrete buildings and various specialty precast concrete products; and fabricated steel and aluminum products. Its Tubular and Energy Services segment provides pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities; solutions for metering and injection systems for the oil and gas market; upstream test and inspection services; and precision measurement systems, and inspection and tubular integrity management services for the oil and gas market, as well as threaded pipe products for the oil and gas, industrial water well, and irrigation markets. The company markets its products directly, as well as through a network of agents. L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Steps to owning and managing SSNC, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing SMBC, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing SMED, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing SJW, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing SFBS, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing LEDS, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing SC, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing RTW, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing RIVE, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Steps to owning and managing RVSB, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.