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Wabash National Is Top ValuEngine BUY/STRONG BUY Upgrade

|Includes: AMGN, JOUT, MTRX, TPC, Wabash National Corporation (WNC)

VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 47.08% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 15.41% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Nine sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

UPGRADES --ValuEngine Top-Five BUY/STRONG BUY Upgrades

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So, for today's bulletin we used our website's advanced screening functions to search for UPGRADES to BUY or STRONG BUY with complete forecast and valuation data. They are presented by one-month forecast return. Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) is the leader here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
WNC WABASH NATIONAL 14.18 -4.55% 4.73% 1.09% 13.07% 7.98 Auto-Tires-Trucks
TPC TUTOR PERINI CP 22.62 34.76% 7.92% 0.72% 8.59% 13.96 Construction
JOUT JOHNSON OUTDOOR 26.36 14.29% 9.97% 0.68% 8.13% 15.39 Consumer Discretionary
AMGN AMGEN INC 157.95 -10.93% 1.08% 0.62% 7.46% 14.55 Medical
MTRX MATRIX SERVICE 16.57 -9.64% -1.78% 0.54% 6.45% 13.58 Oils-Energy

Below is today's data on Wabash National :

Wabash National Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of semi trailers in North America. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate, ArcticLite, and Eagle brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed and drop deck trailers; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, a retail distributor of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine updated its recommendation from BUY to STRONG BUY for WABASH NATIONAL on 2016-05-31. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that WABASH NATIONAL has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Price Sales Ratio.


 






ValuEngine Forecast
  Target
Price*
Expected
Return
1-Month 14.33 1.09%
3-Month 14.55 2.62%
6-Month 14.75 4.05%
1-Year 16.03 13.07%
2-Year 15.36 8.29%
3-Year 13.88 -2.14%

 















Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 4.55% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 57
1-M Forecast Return 1.09% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 99
12-M Return 4.73% Momentum Rank(?) 74
Sharpe Ratio 0.12 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 68
5-Y Avg Annual Return 5.12% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 72
Volatility 41.56% Volatility Rank(?) 44
Expected EPS Growth -9.57% EPSGrowth Rank(?) 17
Market Cap (billions) 0.98 Size Rank 66
Trailing P/E Ratio 7.98 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 94
Forward P/E Ratio 8.83 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 86
PEG Ratio n/a PEG Ratio Rank n/a
Price/Sales 0.48 Price/Sales Rank(?) 81
Market/Book 5.08 Market/Book Rank(?) 24
Beta 2.22 Beta Rank 9
Alpha 0.04 Alpha Rank 72
ValuEngine Market Overview

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of VE Stock Universe
Stocks Undervalued 52.82%
Stocks Overvalued 47.18%
Stocks Undervalued by 20% 22.79%
Stocks Overvalued by 20% 15.41%

 

ValuEngine Sector Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sector Change MTD YTD Valuation Last 12-MReturn P/E Ratio
Utilities 0.00% -1.00% 5.65% 8.40% overvalued -1.42% 22.97
Consumer Staples 0.00% -0.37% 4.92% 8.21% overvalued 1.72% 24.01
Multi-Sector Conglomerates 0.00% -0.80% 4.15% 5.42% overvalued -8.45% 17.46
Industrial Products 0.00% -0.65% 5.54% 4.32% overvalued -9.41% 20.80
Basic Materials 0.00% -5.30% 24.56% 4.12% overvalued 8.19% 27.90
Oils-Energy 0.00% -3.03% 12.32% 1.87% overvalued -34.02% 22.91
Aerospace 0.00% 0.14% -2.63% 1.41% overvalued -2.86% 18.99
Computer and Technology -0.04% 1.39% 7.09% 0.59% overvalued -8.89% 27.39
Construction 0.00% 0.66% 19.79% 0.41% overvalued -4.34% 21.20
Business Services 0.00% 1.90% 10.66% 0.89% undervalued -7.81% 23.13
Finance -1.75% 1.33% 2.71% 0.90% undervalued -4.86% 16.07
Consumer Discretionary 0.00% 0.19% 2.21% 3.86% undervalued -10.40% 21.80
Auto-Tires-Trucks 0.00% -2.26% -1.18% 5.75% undervalued -16.77% 11.95
Medical 0.00% -1.39% -4.12% 5.93% undervalued -19.53% 27.70
Retail-Wholesale 0.00% -3.36% -3.42% 11.19% undervalued -13.21% 21.48
Transportation 0.00% -3.48% 0.55% 11.94% undervalued -27.28% 13.39

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Supporting Documents

  1. VE_WNC.pdf