Health Care

STAAR Surgical Company (STAA) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus "Buy" rating on shares of STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA). It's commonly accepted that a Book to Market ratio greater than one indicates that the shares might be undervalued. The book to market ratio has some limitations in certain industries however where intangible assets (such as knowledge) often are not represented on a balance sheet.

Taking a look at several key technical indicators, the stock's price is $49.97 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 50.28. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. The ratio is simply calculated by dividing current liabilities by current assets. The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 2.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03.

The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. Closely tracking fundamentals and technicals can help give some insight into stock price behavior. STAAR Surgical had a negative net margin of 6.06% and a negative return on equity of 8.69%. This number is calculated by dividing a company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization by the company's enterprise value. Of course if investors end up selling winners too early, they will most likely be leaving too much profit on the table.

STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. If the ratio is less than 1, then we can determine that there has been a decrease in price.

STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ STAA) opened at $13.65 on Thursday. The more stable the company, the lower the score. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 46.8%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 31.1%.

STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA)'s EPS growth this year is -80.70% and the trailing 12-month EPS is $-0.13.

Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? STAAR Surgical has a 52 week low of $8.95 and a 52 week high of $14.00. The day began at US$2.72 but the price moved to US$2.6801 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$2.8. If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop.

The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price.

Investors may be searching high and low for the secret to attaining success in the markets. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, "The Little Book that Beats the Market". The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 77.6 percent. The MF Rank of STAAR Surgical Company (NasdaqGM:STAA) is 11766. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 17.30% and 21.34% over the past month. The Earnings Yield for STAAR Surgical Company NasdaqGM:STAA is -0.007236. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 995,569 shares of the company's stock valued at $9,358,000 after buying an additional 15,816 shares during the last quarter.

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