Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) -21.50% Earnings Forecast In Focus

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) is anticipated to report earnings of 22.95% per share for next year, according to analysts. Analysts are expecting an EPS change of -21.50% for the current year. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.00 on a consensus basis for the stock. The same analysts see shares reaching $19.00 within the next year on a consensus basis.The stock investing process may seem intimidating to those just starting out. New investors may have a lot to learn, and they may be wondering where to start. Because there are so many different stock picking strategies, it can be hard to find one specific one to latch on to. Keeping things simple might be a good way to approach the market for beginners. The day to day market happenings can get overwhelming not only for amateurs but professional investors as well. Finding that first little advantage can make all the difference when picking stocks. Many new investors may have the tendency to make too many trades at first without doing the proper research. Easing in to the process may give some much needed perspective for attaining long-term success in the stock market.

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL)’s stock was 21.40%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -4.27%, 18.67% over the last quarter, and  -7.42% for the past six months.

Over the past 50 days, Sterling Construction Company, Inc. stock’s -16.06% off of the high and 23.32% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -17.73% (High), 36.15%, (Low). 

Fundamental analysis examines the financial elements of a company, for example; sales, cash flow, profit and balance sheet.  These numbers are then crunched to create theoretical valuations of companies. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.  EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital.  Sterling Construction Company, Inc.’s EPS for the trailing 12 months is 0.92.  Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Industrial Goods sector.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  Sterling Construction Company, Inc.’s  P/E ratio is 14.45. 

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 37.41.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

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