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How to buy L-BFoster Company (FSTR) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in L-BFoster Company stocks.
L-BFoster Company is a railroads business based in the US. L-BFoster Company stocks (FSTR.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $18.17 – a decrease of 9.71% over the previous week. L-BFoster Company employs 1,130 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $516.2 million.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in L-BFoster Company?
- Has coronavirus impacted L-BFoster Company shares?
- L-BFoster Company shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is L-BFoster Company stock a buy or sell?
- L-BFoster Company performance over time
- Are L-BFoster Company shares over-valued?
- L-BFoster Company's financials
- How volatile are L-BFoster Company shares?
- Does L-BFoster Company pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
L-BFoster Company stock price (NASDAQ:FSTR)Use our graph to track the performance of FSTR stocks over time.
L-BFoster Company shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$13.85|
|52-week range||$12.62 - $19.47|
|50-day moving average||$14.96|
|200-day moving average||$16.57|
|Wall St. target price||$21.25|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.56|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy L-BFoster Company stock?
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L-BFoster Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-9.71%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||5.73%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||-13.33%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||-22.76%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||-10.93%|
|2 years (2020-01-23)||-29.52%|
|3 years (2019-01-23)||17.52|
|5 years (2017-01-23)||2.21%|
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 27x. In other words, L-BFoster Company shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
L-BFoster Company's EBITDA
L-BFoster Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.8 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||$516.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||1.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$95 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.43%|
|Market capitalisation||$166.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 $12.62 up to $19.47. 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 1.0466. 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.
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