Stock in Focus: Mueller Water Products (MWA)

Many investors will be keeping tabs on financial ratios for Mueller Water Products (MWA). The company has a trailing twelve month price to earnings ratio of  28.44. This ratio is calculated as the closing price divided by the EPS based on earnings over the last twelve months. Investors may also be looking at the forward P/E ratio. This ratio is calculated using forecasted earnings. Mueller Water Products has a current forward P/E ratio of 23.00567176. Going further, we can see that the company has a PEG or price/earnings to growth ratio of 1.54. The PEG ratio combines the regular P/E ratio with the company’s expected earnings growth. Typically, a stock with a PEG ratio under 1 may be viewed as undervalued. On the other end, a company with a PEG over 1 may imply that the stock is overvalued.Investors are often focused on stock price support and resistance levels. The support is simply a level where a stock may see a bounce after it has fallen. If the stock price manages to break through the first support level, the attention may shift to the second level of support. The resistance is the opposite of support. As a stock rises, it may see a retreat once it reaches a certain level of resistance. After a recent check, the stock’s first resistance level is 12.33, and the second resistance level is 12.33. On the other side, investors are watching the first support level of 12.09, and the second support level of 12.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. According to the most recent data, the stock has a 52-week high of 14.2 and a 52-week low of 10.84. Staying on top of longer-term price action may help provide investors with a wider range of reference when doing stock analysis.

For the latest quarter, Mueller Water Products (MWA) has a debt to equity ratio of 1.03. This is a financial health ratio that adds long-term debt to current liabilities, and then divides by the last fiscal year net equity per share of common stock. This ratio is often used to measure the extent to which a company is leveraging debt. A high debt to equity ratio may indicate that the firm has been aggressively financing growth through debt. The company currently has a P/S ratio of 2.34031. This ratio uses the latest closing price of the stock divided by the last twelve months revenue/sales per share. Investors may examine the price to sales ratio in conjunction with other financial ratios when undergoing stock evaluation.

Shifting focus to the price to cash flow ratio, the company has a current value of 17.15. This ratio is calculated by taking the last closing price of the stock divided by the last twelve months revenue/cash flow per share. Investors may use this valuation ratio to help evaluate attractiveness of a potential equity investment.

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