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Evaluate Stock’s Volatility before Making Any Investment Decision: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)

Key Statistics

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) escalated 1.03% and closed its last trading session at $6.84. Its opening price on the last trading day was $6.77. The company’s market cap is $2.03 Billion. The company has 297.32 Million shares outstanding and 294.09 Million shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 3.32 and the short float is around of 11.63%. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has been given an analysts’ mean target of 6.86.

52-week High/Low

The highest price CLF stock touched in the last 12 month was $12.37 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $4.91. Stock’s distance from 52 week High is -44.7% and the distance from 52 week Low is 39.31%.

Share Volume Analysis

A total of 7.62 Billion shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 10.29 Million shares. The relative volume of the stock is 0.74.

Stock Performance

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) performance during the last one year upgraded 19.37 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a negative trend of -18.67 percent. The stock fell -3.93 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a negative momentum of -7.44 percent, whereas its last one month trend is pessimistic with -7.44 percent. Its weekly performance showed downward trend of -6.81 percent.

Profit Margins Analysis

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 2.4 percent, operating profit margin was 11.5 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 21.7 percent.

Key Ratios Review

Liquidity ratios help investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.3, current ratio was 2.2, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0, while Payout ratio is 0.

Return on Assets, Investment and Equity

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) has a Return on Assets of 3 percent, Return on Investment of 59 percent and a Return on Equity of -4.9 percent.

Simple Moving Average

Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also helps in determining where it may be possibly heading. Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is -12.79%, the 50-day is -8.45% and the 20-day is -3.87%.

EPS Growth Analysis

The company’s diluted EPS for trailing twelve months was 0.46.

EPS Estimate for the next year is 0.88.

EPS Estimate for the next Quarter is 0.35.

EPS Growth this year is 42.3 percent.

Earnings and Sales Growth

EPS growth for the next 5 years is 0 percent.

Annual EPS growth Past 5 years is -38.9 percent.

Annual Sales Growth in the past 5 years was -20.3 percent.

Quarterly Revenue Growth on year-over-year basis stands at 14.7 percent.

Quarterly Earnings Growth on year-over-year basis stands at 263.6 percent.

Investment Valuation Ratios

The company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 14.9 and Forward P/E ratio is 7.77. The company P/S (price to Sales) ratio is 0.87, P/B (price to Book) ratio is 0, while its P/C (price to Cash) ratio stands at 5.16.

Volatility Analysis

If we look at the Volatility of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), Week Volatility is 3.69%, whereas Month Volatility is at 3.65%.

Technical Indicators

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)’s RSI (Relative strength index) is at 40.53, its ATR (Average True Range) value is 0.29, while its Beta factor was calculated at 1.62.

Earnings Released Date

The company last reported its quarterly results on Oct 20 BMO.

Analysts Recommendation

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) has an Analysts’ Mean Recommendation of 2.6.

Insider Ownership and Transactions

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s insider ownership stands at 1.5 percent, while its insider transaction is 10.71 percent.

Institutional Ownership and Transactions

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s institutional ownership is 59.1%, while its institutional transactions stand at 0.56%.