ValuEngine Upgrades Schulman Inc to BUY


For today’s bulletin, we take a look at our latest BUY and STRONG BUY upgrades and focus on our top upgrade for the day, Schulman Inc $SHLM. We also provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on the company

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For today’s edition of our upgrade list, we used our website’s advanced screening functions to search for UPGRADES to BUY or STRONG BUY with complete forecast and valuation data. They are presented by one-month forecast return. We had no STRONG BUY upgrades today, so all five tickers shown here are BUY-rated companies. Of these five BUY-rated stocks, Schulman Inc (SHLM) is our overall leader.

Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
SHLM SCHULMAN(A) INC 26.85 -1.53% 22.66% 0.71% 8.54% 14.81 Basic Materials
WTFC WINTRUST FINL 72.19 4.33% 34.56% 0.52% 6.22% 17.96 Finance
BSRR SIERRA BANCORP 25.04 6.84% 37.89% 0.52% 6.22% 17.76 Finance
MTB M&T BANK CORP 156.6 5.38% 34.09% 0.51% 6.09% 17.88 Finance
AMN AMN HLTHCR SVCS 36.5 -6.17% 5.89% 0.50% 6.04% 14.41 Medical

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at our top-ranked BUY upgrade, Schulman Inc.(SHLM). Schulman operates in one industry segment which is the sale of plastic resins to customers who use the products as raw materials in their manufacturing operations. The Company purchases plastic resins and other materials which either can be sold directly to customers or used by the Company in the manufacture of other products for sale to customers. All of the products which the Company sells are used for the same purpose–as raw material to be molded or extruded by the Company’s customers.

Schulman is an Akron, Ohio-based polymer company that recently saw share prices dive due to lowered guidance. The company took that step due to issues related to “margin compression” in its European market–raw materials costs are rising while the firm cannot raise prices to match. The company now expects net income of $1.60-1.70/share which is down significantly from prior estimates of $2.08-2.80/share.

The company CEO, Joseph M. Gingo has noted that

While our volumes in Europe remain on track with our expectations, we are incurring significant margin pressure in the region due to the magnitude and timing of raw material cost increases. This compression compounds the macroeconomic headwinds and previously disclosed operational challenges thus making our full-year guidance unattainable, despite the continued progress we are making in this reset year.

Below is our latest data for Schulman Inc.(SHLM):

ValuEngine updated its recommendation from HOLD to BUY for Schulman Inc. on 2017-08-11. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Schulman Inc. has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Price Sales Ratio and P/E Ratio.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Schulman Inc.(SHLM) from the link below.

ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 27.04 0.71%
3-Month 26.74 -0.42%
6-Month 26.98 0.48%
1-Year 29.14 8.54%
2-Year 27.51 2.46%
3-Year 27.26 1.53%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 1.52% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 55
1-M Forecast Return 0.71% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 92
12-M Return 22.66% Momentum Rank(?) 74
Sharpe Ratio 0.11 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 55
5-Y Avg Annual Return 3.70% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 56
Volatility 32.27% Volatility Rank(?) 49
Expected EPS Growth 22.61% EPS Growth Rank(?) 59
Market Cap (billions) 0.78 Size Rank 59
Trailing P/E Ratio 14.81 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 78
Forward P/E Ratio 12.08 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 74
PEG Ratio 0.65 PEG Ratio Rank 54
Price/Sales 0.32 Price/Sales Rank(?) 90
Market/Book 4.41 Market/Book Rank(?) 29
Beta 1.49 Beta Rank 20
Alpha -0.30 Alpha Rank 17


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