Digging Up the Facts on TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH)

TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) is an interesting player in the Industrial Goods space, with a focus on Residential Construction. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $12.33, up from yesterday’s close by 1.90%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

It’s important to get a feel for how any stock is actually valued on the market based on its core numbers. TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) currently trades with a market capitalization of $1.96 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -12.10 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. For TPH, the company currently has $208.66 Million of cash on the books. You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $-162.29 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.08 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.99% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how TPH has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $14.20. It is now trading 1.87% off that level. The stock is trading $12.39 its 50-day moving average by 0.06%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $10.35.

In recent action, TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (TPH) has made a move of -3.14% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 11.58, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 8.40% with $155.76 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of TPH.

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