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We provide a detailed breakdown of market data, analysing a variety of key performance metrics and flagging those companies worth keeping an eye on.

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COMPANIES WORTH KEEPING ON YOUR WATCHLIST - 24 MAY

FirstGroup, Carillion and G4S remain ‘oversold’ following bad news earlier this week, while Whitbread continues to enjoy buying pressure, keeping it ‘overbought’. Despite the increased volatility little has changed on the factsheet, perhaps a reflection of how this current uncertainty has yet to disrupt long-standing narratives in the market.

DIVIDEND YIELD - TRAILING
Company
Share price
Highest
Company
Share Price
Lowest
Man Group 125.20 11.65 Capital & Counties Properties 337.20 0.45
Lancashire Holdings Ltd 796.50 8.74 ARM Holdings 989.00 0.46
African Barrick Gold 134.00 8.06 Shire 2,133.00 0.54
Resolution Ltd 289.80 7.30 Mothercare 356.00 0.56
Phoenix Group Holdings 652.50 7.13 Ashtead Group 646.00 0.62
Admiral Group 1,285.00 7.05 Taylor Wimpey 99.15 0.63
Carillion 250.60 6.88 Randgold Resources Ltd 5,020.00 0.66
PRICE EARNINGS (PE) MULTIPLE - CURRENT YEAR
Company
Share Price
Lowest
Company
Share Price
Highest
CPP Group 4.76 0.44 Capital & Counties Properties 337.20 187.33
Punch Taverns 11.25 2.01 Lamprell 156.25 130.97
Premier Foods 72.00 2.89 Great Portland Estates 563.50 63.32
Centamin 39.04 3.17 Carpetright 635.00 58.80
JKX Oil & Gas 59.00 4.03 Lonmin 267.50 52.42
Petropavlovsk 126.10 4.28 Shaftesbury 640.50 51.24
Ferrexpo 174.80 5.26 ARM Holdings 989.00 50.72
ENTERPRISE VALUE TO EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) MULTIPLE - CURRENT YEAR, EXCLUDING FINANCIALS
Company Share Price Lowest Company Share Price Highest
African Barrick Gold 134.00 1.64 Ocado Group 273.30 40.11
Centamin 39.04 1.97 Talvivaara Mining Co 14.50 39.11
Colt Group SA 111.50 2.60 Rightmove 2,052.00 20.77
EnQuest 134.70 2.62 Domino's Pizza Group 698.00 20.24
Soco International 392.30 3.06 Carpetright 635.00 17.08
Premier Oil 364.60 3.53 Genus 1,416.00 17.01
Kazakhmys 336.40 3.53 Booker Group 129.20 15.73
PRICE TO TANGIBLE BOOK (PTB) MULTIPLE - HISTORIC
Company Share Price Lowest Company Share Price Highest
Petropavlovsk 126.10 0.29 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
894.00 1,292.02
JKX Oil & Gas 59.00 0.31 Moneysupermarket.com Group 210.20 522.38
African Barrick Gold 134.00 0.34 Rightmove 2,052.00 359.77
Kazakhmys 336.40 0.44 Carpetright 635.00 158.99
Talvivaara Mining Co 14.50 0.54 GKN 298.80 145.93
Enterprise Inns 117.00 0.55 BBA Aviation 287.80 121.82
Centamin 39.04 0.64 Halma 528.50 115.55
RELATIVE STRENGTH INDEX (RSI)
Company Share Price Oversold Company Share Price Overbought
Firstgroup 138.00 15.98 Homeserve 254.80 82.51
JKX Oil & Gas 59.00 24.24 Severn Trent 2,040.00 79.08
G4S 246.30 26.41 Restaurant Group /The 533.50 75.90
African Barrick Gold 134.00 27.33 Ocado Group 273.30 75.88
Petropavlovsk 126.10 29.50 Capita 1,011.00 75.62
Carillion 250.60 32.31 Intermediate Capital Group 488.50 74.96
Euromoney Institutional Invest 937.50 33.19 Whitbread 2,854.00 74.74
BLOOMBERG MEDIAN ESTIMATE
Company Price Est Upside Company Price Est Downside
JKX Oil & Gas 140.00 137.30% Ocado Group 145.00 -46.90%
Centamin 70.00 79.30% Punch Taverns 7.00 -37.80%
Exillon Energy 248.00 65.30% Mothercare 280.00 -21.30%
Petropavlovsk 189.63 50.40% Carpetright 500.00 -21.30%
African Barrick Gold 200.00 49.30% Capital & Counties Properties 266.50 -21.00%
Salamander Energy 250.00 47.60% Domino's Pizza Group 570.00 -18.30%
Ferrexpo 255.00 45.90% Standard Life 338.00 -18.10%

DIVIDEND YIELD – HISTORIC

The dividend yield indicates how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its current share price. It is derived by dividing the latest full-year dividend per share by a company's price per share. Income investors will prefer companies that have higher dividend yields. On the other hand, this metric would not be significant for the growth investor since high-growth companies tend to reinvest the majority of their dividends.

PRICE-TO-EARNINGS (PE) MULTIPLE – CURRENT YEAR

The price-to-earnings (PE) multiple is derived by dividing the current price of a company by its expected earnings per share for the current year. This is considered to be a better metric than the historic PE ratio, which factors in the prior year's earnings per share. A high ratio could signal that a company is overvalued, but alternatively it may reflect investors' willingness to pay a premium on every unit of earnings. The premium could be justified if the market expects the company to grow at a faster pace than the overall sector. Growth companies tend to have high PE multiples because investors expect higher earnings growth.

ENTERPRISE VALUE TO EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) MULTIPLE – CURRENT YEAR

This essentially compares the cost of a whole company, taking into account its debt, with the amount generated by its core operations. EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) ignores accounting treatments related to transactions in the past, as well as tax and interest rates. Companies with low EV/EBITDA multiples could make attractive takeover targets. The EV/EBITDA multiple is based on current year EBITDA expectations.

PRICE TO TANGIBLE BOOK RATIO – HISTORIC

This is similar to the price to book ratio, which compares a company's market capitalisation to its book value (an accounting convention that subtracts total liabilities from total assets), except it is a harsher metric since it removes the value of a company's intangible assets from the balance sheet. Intangible assets are removed because they are essentially difficult to value and hard to be sold on if a company goes bankrupt. A high price to tangible book ratio may mean that a company is overvalued. However, it may also mean that investors are willing to pay a premium for rapid growth. Investors should therefore try to understand why a company is trading at a discount or premium to its tangible book value. This metric is calculated using the previous quarter's balnce sheet data and is thus a historic measure.

RELATIVE STRENGTH INDEX – 14-DAY

This is a technical analysis gauge that measures the momentum of a share over the past 14 days. An index level between 0 and 100 is compiled by comparing the number of days the share has closed up with the number of days it has closed down over the period. Readings above 70 are conventionally thought to warn of an overbought condition, suggesting a share may be poised to encounter a downward correction. In contrast, readings below 30 point to an oversold condition that's poised to rebound.

BLOOMBERG MEDIAN ESTIMATES

This is the median average price target for a company's shares, compiled from a Bloomberg survey of analyst estimates. The median price target is generally based on a 12-month view.

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