TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH): What’s the Story?

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) is an interesting player in the Industrial Goods space, with a focus on Residential Construction. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $17.92, down from yesterday’s close by -0.55%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.71 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 23.32 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$106.74 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.64 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.06% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $18.46. It is now trading 0.54% off that level. The stock is trading $17.47 its 50-day moving average by -0.45%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $11.31.

In recent action, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) has made a move of -1.10% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 11.88% with $147.41 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of TPH.

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