Digging Up the Facts on Corning Inc. (GLW)

Corning Incorporated (GLW) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Diversified Electronics. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $27.83, down from yesterday’s close by -1.03%. 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

Corning Incorporated (GLW) currently trades with a market capitalization of $23.60 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 5.26 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $38 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.37 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.50% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Corning Incorporated recorded a 52-week high of $35.10. It is now trading 7.27% off that level. The stock is trading $27.81 its 50-day moving average by -0.02%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $26.11.

In recent action, Corning Incorporated (GLW) has made a move of +0.76% 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 15.08, 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 1.98% with $828.19 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of GLW.

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