Exponent Inc. Shares Approach 52-Week High - Market Mover

The shares closed 0.8% below its 52-week high of $100.89, with trading volume lower than its 30 day average

Apr 08, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Exponent Inc. Shares Approach 52-Week High - Market Mover
Exponent Inc. shares closed today at 0.8% below its 52 week high of $100.89, giving the company a market cap of $5B. The stock is currently up 11.3% year-to-date, up 41.6% over the past 12 months, and up 329.9% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.1%, and the S&P 500 rose 2.0%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 31.1% lower than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 1.0.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was between 30 and 70.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates an upward trend.
  • The stock closed below its Bollinger band, indicating it may be oversold.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $93 million in earnings before interest and taxes from $406 million in revenue. It currently holds $207 million in cash and $96 million in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 58.58502097806011 is lower than its current P/E ratio of 62.78, implying that analysts are expecting an increase in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at 41.27. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 1.56 which means it currently has $1.56 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 14.56. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 15 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 12.29.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 11.78.







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Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Industrials industry sector , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
Exponent Inc.2.111.341.6
Dow Jones Industrial Average0.210.145.9-0.649.2
S&P 500 Index0.59.651.5-0.252.7

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date lags the peer average by -54.3%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months lags the peer average by -42.8%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is 174.0% higher than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
Exponent Inc.EXPO62.811.341.6
Peer AvgN/A22.924.872.8-2.547.1
Maximus Inc.MMS26.027.754.4-2.854.9
FTI Consulting Inc.FCN23.227.66.5-3.449.2
ICF International, IncICFI31.121.927.3
Huron Consulting Group IncHURN-51.4-9.711.8
Forrester Research Inc.FORR80.0-0.346.6
Hackett Group Inc (The)HCKT100.427.136.1
Luna Innovations IncLUNA06.967.4
GP Strategies Corp.GPX40.539.2149.0-9.6216.9
Hill International IncHIL-20.655.784.6-8.9150.4
Lightbridge CorpLTBR052.0243.9

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