The stock market is a collection of different market segments. Each of these segments has its characteristics. As such, some stocks perform better than others during various economic cycles. These characteristics are commonly referred to as market traits.
These broad categories combine industries and company attributes to help you identify stocks that meet your investment objectives and risk tolerance. Identifying the right stocks can help you achieve greater returns in the long run.
If you have ever suffered an unexpected loss of money, then you will know the importance of risk management. When investing in stocks, risk management is essential to avoid unnecessary losses and protect the value of your portfolio. Cautious investors look for companies with a solid outlook that are not prone to fluctuating stock prices.
These types of stocks are commonly referred to as “value” stocks. Value stocks tend to outperform the market when markets are rising but underperform during a bull market. The below article lists some great examples of value stocks from the cyclical consumer sector:
Romeo Power, Inc.
During August, the number of short positions held in Romeo Power, Inc. (NYSE: RMO) showed a considerable reduction. There were 16,730,000 shares borrowed as of August 15, representing a 26.5% decrease from the 22,750,000 shares borrowed as of July 31. At the moment, the days-to-cover ratio is 2.2 days. This number is derived from the average daily trading volume of 7,580,000 shares. Speculative Investors Are Not Going to Have Their Hearts Broken by Romeo Power Recently, many highly wealthy investors have been buying and selling stocks.
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. increased its ownership percentage in Romeo Power by 90.9% during the fourth quarter. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. now directly owns 12,077 shares, valued at $46,000, after acquiring 5,749 shares during the most recent quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its ownership of Romeo Power shares by 69.8 percent in the fourth quarter. Since the conclusion of the previous quarter, Victory Capital Management Inc. has acquired an additional 8,360 shares of the firm, bringing its total number of shares to 20,341, equivalent to $74,000.
During the first three months of 2018, S.G. Americas Securities L.L.C. increased the percentage of Romeo Power shares it owned by 46.1%. S.G. Americas Securities L.L.C. now has 29,625 shares of the company, which are worth $44,000. This is due to the company’s purchasing an additional 9,343 shares during the quarter. In the first quarter, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s portfolio saw a 45.7% increase in the amount of Romeo Power it held. After purchasing an additional 10,152 shares during the period, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now has 32,344 shares. The current value of these shares is $48,000. And last, during the fourth quarter, ProShare Advisors L.L.C. had a 75.0% increase in the number of Romeo Power shares it held in its portfolio.
Since the end of the previous reporting period, ProShare Advisors L.L.C. has acquired an additional 12,113 shares of the firm, bringing its total number of shares owned to 28,255, which is now worth $103,000. At the moment, hedge funds and other types of institutional investors hold a total of 49.56% of the company’s shares. The price of a share of Romeo Power was $0.66 when trading began on Friday. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is currently $0.61, and its 200-day simple moving average is $1.05. The current ratio is 3.02, the quick ratio is 1.67, and the debt-to-equity ratio is 0.
There is no debt. Thus the debt-to-equity ratio is 0. The one-year low for Romeo Power is $0.44, while the one-year high for the company is $5.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $122.77 billion based on its price-to-earnings ratio of 0.52 and its beta of 1.47. Romeo Power (NYSE: RMO) is an example of a S.P.A.C. stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Romeo Power (NYSE: RMO) disclosed its most recent earnings on Monday, August 8. The company’s earnings per share came in at a loss of $0.25.
The total revenue for the quarter was 5.73 million dollars, which the company generated. Romeo Power had a return on equity that was negative by 58.91% and a negative net margin of 550.95%. Romeo Power, Inc., a firm that specializes in the production of energy storage technology, produces and manufactures lithium-ion battery modules and packs specifically for the electrification of vehicles in North America.
The company creates the technology needed for battery modules, battery packs, and battery management systems and designs and develops the technology itself. It also offers technical services on an as-needed basis, such as design, prototyping, and testing.
The stock analysts at Bloomberg dropped their recommendation for L.K.Q. (NASDAQ: L.K.Q.), reducing it from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note that was issued on Saturday. Recent times have seen several different brokerages produce research on L.K.Q. as well. Wednesday, July 13, was when a research note written by M.K.M. Partners first mentioned the name of the company L.K.Q.
They suggested investing in the company by purchasing shares and establishing a price objective of $68.01 for the stock. Guggenheim stated in a research note released on August 15 that they have lifted their price target for L.K.Q. to $70.00. On Friday, the NASDAQ LKQ opened for trading for $53.99. The company has a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.82, a beta value of 1.40, and a market capitalization of $14.81 billion.
Over the previous 52 weeks, L.K.Q. Reached a new 52-week low of $42.36 and a new 52-week high of $60.43. On a moving average of 50 days, the company’s stock is presently trading at $52.54, while on a moving average of 200 days, the price is $49.96. Currently, the debt-to-equity ratio stands at 0.41, the quick ratio stands at 0.68, and the current ratio stands at 1.74. The latest quarterly results report for L.K.Q. (NASDAQ: L.K.Q.) was made available to the investing community on Thursday, July 28, via the company’s website.
The auto parts business announced profits per share for the quarter of $1.09, which was $0.07 more than the average projection of $1.02 for the period’s earnings per share. L.K.Q. was able to achieve a return on equity of 19.88% as well as a net margin of 9.21%. The revenue that was brought in for the quarter came in at $3.30 billion, which is lower than the average projection that was made, which was $3.39 billion. The company reported $1.13 per share earnings for the same quarter in the prior year’s financial statements.
The quarterly sales of the corporation came in 3.9% lower than they were during the same period the year before. L.K.Q. is expected to generate earnings of $3.93 per share for the current fiscal year, according to analysts. In other news, on August 4, Director John W. Mendel engaged in a transaction that sold 1,617 shares. This information comes to us courtesy of the company’s press release.
It was determined that the stock had an average selling price of $54.61 per share, resulting in a total sale volume of 88,304.37 dollars’ worth of shares. Following the successful completion of the acquisition, the director now has direct ownership of 15,203 company shares, which together have a total value of $830,235.83. On the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) website, you can currently see the information concerning the sale that was submitted to the S.E.C.
In related news, on Friday, July 29, Director Joseph M. Holsten sold 70,000 shares of the company’s stock. This news is relevant since it pertains to the subject matter of this article. The total amount obtained from the sale of the shares was $3,820,00.00, which works out to $54.58 for each share.
Following the link to a document submitted to the S.E.C. can acquire additional information regarding the transaction. Also, on Thursday, August 4, John W. Mendel, a director of L.K.Q., sold 1,617 shares of the company’s stock. It was determined that the stock had an average selling price of $54.61 per share, resulting in a total sale volume of $88,304.37 dollars’ worth of shares.
As a result of the acquisition, the director now owns 15,203 company shares, which are worth a total of $830,235.83. Disclosures that are related to the sale might be found in this section of the website. The total number of shares held by business insiders amounts to 0.47%. Recently, several institutional investors and hedge funds changed the proportion of their investments that they held in the company, which resulted in a fluctuation in the price of the shares.
During the first three months of this year, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted the percentage of L.K.Q. Holdings by 1.3%. After the acquisition of 357,868 shares during the quarter, Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 27,471,700 of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at $1,247,489,000. This brings the total number of shares owned by Vanguard Group Inc. to 27,471,700.
As a result, the total number of shares that Vanguard Group Inc. owns now stands at 27,471,700. BlackRock Inc.’s holdings in L.K.Q. Climbed by 1.7% during the first three months of 2018 due to the company’s purchases. BlackRock Inc. now owns 22,426,167 shares of the auto parts company after purchasing an additional 385,539 shares during the most recent quarter, for a total of 22,426,167 shares. These shares are currently worth $1,018,371,000 at the current market price.
The Massachusetts Financial Services Company, MA, boosted the percentage of L.K.Q. that it owns in its portfolio by 8.2 percent during the second quarter of this year. During the most recent fiscal quarter, M.A. acquired an additional 1,099,881 shares of stock in an auto parts firm. This brought the total number of shares that M.A. currently holds in the company to 14,508,584, which has a value of $712,227,000.
The percentage of L.K.Q. shares that State Street Corporation owned as of the end of the most recent quarter was 4.4% higher. Following the acquisition of an additional 515,085 shares of the auto parts business during the most recent quarter at a total cost of $740,302,000, State Street Corporation now owns a total of 12,332,198 shares of the company, bringing the total number of shares it holds in the company to 12,332,198.
During the first quarter, Boston Partners boosted the proportion of L.K.Q. shares it owns by 5.6%, making it competitive with other investors. Boston Partners now holds 12,293,417 shares of the auto parts business after making an additional purchase of 649,518 of those shares during the most recent fiscal quarter.
The value of these shares on the market as of right now is $558,155,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds collectively control 94.02% of the total number of shares in the company, making them the company’s largest stockholders. The L.K.Q. The corporation is engaged in selling replacement components, parts, and systems that are utilized to repair and maintain motor vehicles. North America, Europe, and Specialty are the relative names given to each company’s three operational divisions.
The company’s product offering includes bumper covers, vehicle body panels, and lights, in addition to windshields. It also sells sheet metal items such as trunk lids, fenders, and hoods; lights; bumper assemblies; and salvage parts such as engines, transmissions, and door assemblies. In addition, it deals in scrap metal and sells it with other resources to metal recyclers.
Shoe Carnival, Inc.
In research that was made public on Saturday, equity analysts at Bloomberg lowered their recommendation for Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ: S.C.V.L.), moving it from a “buy” rating to a “hold.” Shoe Carnival’s numbers for the first quarter are not a joke; the stock price has dropped by 15%. Separately, Monness Crespi & Hardt lowered their price target on shares of Shoe Carnival to $40.00 and accorded the company a “sector weight” rating in a research note released on Thursday, May 19. The report was about the company’s stock. On Friday, shares of S.C.V.L. were priced at $24.46 when the market started.
Within the past year, Shoe Carnival has seen an all-time low price of $20.03 and an all-time high price of $46.21. The company has a P.E. ratio of 5.04, and its beta value is 1.41. The market capitalization of the company is $674.78 million. The moving averages for the company are currently sitting at $23.16 for the last fifty days and $27.53 for the previous 200 days. Suppose the shoe fits invest in Shoe Carnival for dividend growth. On Thursday, August 25, 2018, Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ: S.C.V.L.) announced its quarterly financial results. The company achieved quarterly earnings of $1.04 per share, which was $0.02 higher than the consensus estimate ($1.02) among financial analysts.
Shoe Carnival reported a net margin of 10.50% and a return on equity of 32.77% in their financials. During the same period the previous year, the company generated $1.54 per share earnings. Equities research experts anticipate that Shoe Carnival will generate $3.95 per share earnings during the current financial year. Recently, several hedge funds and other types of institutional investors have changed how they are now invested in S.C.V.L. During the last quarter of 2018, American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in Shoe Carnival by an impressive 81.4%.
After purchasing an additional 34,623 shares during the preceding quarter, American Century Companies Inc. now has a total of 77,141 shares of the business, which are worth a combined total of $3,015,000. Shoe Carnival represented a 12.5% increase in First Trust Advisors L.P.’s assets at the end of the fourth quarter. After purchasing an additional 3,146 shares during the most recent quarter, First Trust Advisors L.P. now has 28,400 shares of the company’s stock, worth $1110,000. During the last three months of 2018, Principal Financial Group Inc. increased the percentage of Shoe Carnival stock owned by 17.6%. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 141,364 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 21,175 shares during the most recent quarter.
The value of these 141,364 shares is equal to $5,525,000. I.A. A.D.V. invested approximately $632,000 to acquire a new interest in Shoe Carnival during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Last but not least, during the last quarter of 2018, Panagora Asset Management Inc. increased the amount of money it had invested in Shoe Carnival by 151.7%. After purchasing an additional 14,177 shares in the company during the most recent fiscal quarter, Panagora Asset Management Inc. now directly owns 23,524 shares, which have a value of $919,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors currently hold 64.18% of the company’s shares.
Shoe Carnival is a real pain in the neck when it’s in motion. Shoe Carnival, Inc. and its affiliates are names of retail establishments in the United States that a single family runs. The company provides a vast inventory of footwear, including sandals, boots, and a variety of accessories, for men, women, and children. These footwear options include formal, casual, work, and athletic shoes. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 372 Shoe Carnival stores across 35 states and Puerto Rico and 21 Shoe Station outlets across the Southeast.