Foster Stock Performance

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USD 10.19  0.01  0.1%   

The firm shows a Beta (market volatility) of 0.7016, which means possible diversification benefits within a given portfolio. Let's try to break down what Foster's beta means in this case. As returns on the market increase, Foster L returns are expected to increase less than the market. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding Foster L will be expected to be smaller as well. Even though it is essential to pay attention to Foster L B historical returns, it is always good to be careful when utilizing equity current trending patterns. Our philosophy towards predicting any stock's future performance is to check both, its past performance charts as well as the business as a whole, including all available technical indicators. Foster L B exposes twenty-eight different technical indicators, which can help you to evaluate its performance. Foster L B has an expected return of -0.36%. Please be advised to confirm Foster L B potential upside, as well as the relationship between the accumulation distribution and price action indicator to decide if Foster L B performance from the past will be repeated at some point in the near future.
  
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Over the last 90 days Foster L B has generated negative risk-adjusted returns adding no value to investors with long positions. Even with unfluctuating performance in the last few months, the Stock's basic indicators remain relatively invariable which may send shares a bit higher in December 2022. The latest agitation may also be a sign of long-running up-swing for the enterprise retail investors. ...more

Structure and Payout Changes

Dividend Date
2016-09-23
Ex Dividend Date
2016-09-07

Foster Price Channel

Quick Ratio1.12
Fifty Two Week Low9.01
Target High Price13.00
Fifty Two Week High16.37
Target Low Price13.00

Foster L Relative Risk vs. Return Landscape

If you would invest  1,320  in Foster L B on August 30, 2022 and sell it today you would lose (300.00)  from holding Foster L B or give up 22.73% of portfolio value over 90 days. Foster L B is currently does not generate positive expected returns and assumes 3.2563% risk (volatility on return distribution) over the 90 days horizon. In different words, 28% of stocks are less volatile than Foster, and 99% of all traded equity instruments are projected to make higher returns than the company over the 90 days investment horizon.
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Given the investment horizon of 90 days Foster L is expected to under-perform the market. In addition to that, the company is 2.38 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about -0.11 of its total potential returns per unit of risk. The DOW is currently generating roughly 0.09 per unit of volatility.

Foster L Market Risk Analysis

Today, many novice investors tend to focus exclusively on investment returns with little concern for Foster L's investment risk. Standard deviation is the most common way to measure market volatility of stocks, such as Foster L B, and traders can use it to determine the average amount a Foster L's price has deviated from the expected return over a period of time. It is calculated by determining the expected price for the established period and then subtracting this figure from each price point. The differences are then squared, summed, and averaged to produce the variance.

Sharpe Ratio = -0.1094

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Estimated Market Risk
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Based on monthly moving average Foster L is performing at about 0% of its full potential. If added to a well diversified portfolio the total return can be enhanced and market risk can be reduced. You can increase risk-adjusted return of Foster L by adding it to a well-diversified portfolio.

About Foster L Performance

To evaluate Foster L B Stock as a possible investment, you need to clearly understand its upside potential, downside risk, and overall future performance outlook. You may be satisfied when Foster L generates a 15% return over the last few months, but what if the market is generating 25% over the same period? In this case, it makes sense to compare Foster Stock's performance with different market indexes, such as the Dow or NASDAQ Composite. These indexes can act as benchmarks that will help you to understand Foster L B market performance in a much more refined way. The Macroaxis performance score is an integer between 0 and 100 that represents Foster's market performance from a risk-adjusted return perspective. Generally speaking, the higher the score, the better is overall performance as compared to other investors. The score is normalized against the average investing universe (the best we can interpret from the data available). Within this methodology, scores of individual equity instruments will always be inferior to the scores of portfolios of equities as portfolios typically diversify a lot of unsystematic risks away. The formula to derive the Macroaxis score bases on multiple unequally-weighted factors. For more information, refer to our portfolio performance evaluation section.
Please also refer to our technical analysis and fundamental analysis pages.
Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-47 K-50.7 K
Return on Investment 2.05  2.35 
Return on Average Assets 1.02  1.10 
Return on Average Equity 2.01  2.18 
Return on Invested Capital 0.031  0.0389 
Return on Sales 0.015  0.0162 

Things to note about Foster L B

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Equity Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Foster L B generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Foster L B has high historical volatility and very poor performance
The company reported the previous year's revenue of 473.29 M. Net Loss for the year was (1.97 M) with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 86.3 M.
Foster L B currently holds about 4.94 M in cash with (12.84 M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 0.45.
Foster L B has a poor financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Roughly 69.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from news.google.com: L.B. Foster Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Revenues Beat Expectations, EPS Lags - Simply Wall St
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Is Foster L's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Foster L. If investors know Foster will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Foster L listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
(0.33) 
Market Capitalization
111.5 M
Return On Assets
(0.001) 
Return On Equity
(0.0116) 
The market value of Foster L B is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Foster that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Foster L's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Foster L's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Foster L's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Foster L's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Foster L's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Foster L value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Foster L's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.