AUSTRALIAN COMPANY NEWS BITES
AGL Energy Limited (ASX:AGK), Australia's largest utilities company by market capitalisation, dipped 1.0c (or 0.1%) in the trailing week to close at $15.20. Compared with the All Ordinaries Index which fell 15.0 points (or 0.3%) in the week, this represented a relative price change of 0.2%. The aggregate volume was 5548.9 times average trading of 1,142 shares. In the past week the market capitalisation has dipped $5.5 million.
LONG-TERM RATING (FUNDAMENTALS)
The company paid a dividend of 29.0c in the last twelve months. The dividend yield is high at 1.9%.
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SHORT-TERM RATING (TECHNICAL)
Its short term falls have been combined with weak volume resulting in weak momentum falls over 1, 5 and 30 days. Significantly its price of $15.20 is at a premium of 2% to its 200-day moving average price of $14.96. Its 52-week range has been $16.01 to $13.02; it is trading at a discount of 5.1% to its 52-week high and a premium of 16.7% to its 52-week low. $1,000 invested a week ago is now worth $999 of which 66c is a capital loss.
Recommended stop loss: $14.06
Present Value $1000 (1 year)
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RELATIVE VALUATION INDICATORS - RVI - FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS
The stock meets the following value criteria set by Benjamin Graham:
-"Stability of growth in earnings over the last 5 years, defined as no more than two declines of 5% or greater in year-end earnings"; there has been 2 declines in earnings in the last 5 years.
RELATIVE VALUATION INDICATORS - RVI - TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
- The price dipped 0.1% in the last week and declined 2.6% in the last month.
- In the Australian market of 1,235 stocks & 60 units traded today, the stock has a 6-month relative strength of 45 which means it has underperformed 55.0% of the market.
Trailing five weeks: the stock fell thirteen times (52% of the time) and rose eleven times (44% of the time). The aggregate volume was 0.9 times average trading of 42,545,425 shares. The value of $1,000 invested five weeks ago is $980 [vs $1,051 for the All Ordinaries Index] for a capital loss of $20.
Trailing thirteen weeks: the stock rose thirty two times (52% of the time), fell twenty six times (42% of the time) and was unchanged three times (5% of the time). The aggregate volume was 0.9 times average trading of 105,512,654 shares. The value of $1,000 invested thirteen weeks ago is $1,039 [vs $1,137 for the All Ordinaries Index] for a capital gain of $39.
Trailing Two Years: the value of $1,000 invested two years ago is $1,133 [vs $1,021 for the All Ordinaries Index], including a capital gain of $64 and dividend reinvested of $69.
Volatility: the stock traded between an intraweek low of $15.09 and a high of $15.47.
% Discount to high: the last price is at a discount of 5.1% to the 12-month high of $16.01 seven months ago on 27 Jul, 2012.
% Premium to low: the last price is at a premium of 16.7% to the 12-month low of $13.02 a year ago on 01 Mar, 2012.
Volume weighted price (VWP): the price is at a premium of 0.3% to the 3-month volume weighted average price (VWP) of $15.15. In the past year the premium has been greater than 0.3% just nine times, suggesting a to