Top Momentum Stock (Consumer Staples): National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ)

By Kirsteen Mackay

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FIZZ stock represents a strong beverage company showing momentum. Can it continue to grow? Take a closer look at its financial metrics.

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National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ)

National Beverage Corp., through its subsidiaries, develops, produces, markets, and sells a portfolio of sparkling waters, juices, energy drinks, and carbonated soft drinks primarily in the United States and Canada.

The company offers beverages to the active and health-conscious consumers, including sparkling waters, energy drinks, and juices under the LaCroix, LaCroix Cúrate, LaCroix NiCola, Clear Fruit, Rip It, Everfresh, Everfresh Premier Varietals, and Mr. Pure brands; and carbonated soft drinks under the Shasta and Faygo brands.

It serves retailers and various smaller up-and-down-the-street accounts through the take-home, convenience, and food-service distribution channels. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

What are the basic fundamentals of FIZZ stock?

FIZZ stock's market capitalization is approximately $5.12bn. It has around $40m in debt, and free cash flow is roughly $172m.

Is 28 a good P/E ratio?

National Beverage Corp. has a forward P/E of 28.

The stock price divided by its earnings per share gives us the P/E ratio. This means if the P/E is high, investors are confident it will go on to earn a lot more money. If the P/E is low, there are doubts in investors' minds.

Traditionally a P/E below 10 was considered a bargain, value stock. But a P/E lower than 5 is particularly risky, indicating the company is in distress.

A P/E between 10 and 20 is generally considered fair for a quality company that many investors agree has good potential. When a P/E gets very high, it may indicate the stock is becoming overvalued and therefore expensive. But that's not always the case as it can also simply show extreme confidence in a stock that may well grow into its earnings ratio.

Is 12 a good P/B ratio?

National Beverage Corp. has a Price/Book value of 12.4x.

The price-to-book (P/B) ratio is a favorite financial metric among value investors.

Traditionally, a P/B value below 1 is considered a good P/B value, indicating a stock that may be undervalued.

Is 4 a good P/S ratio?

National Beverage Corp. has a Price/Sales ratio of 4.4x.

The price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is a prized financial metric used by analysts and investors.

A P/S ratio below one is considered excellent, while a P/S ratio between one and two is deemed good.

The P/S ratio shows how much an investor is paying for the stock per dollar of the company's sales. Legendary investor James O'Shaughnessy found that the P/S ratio was the single best indicator of a stock's value, and predictor of its future.

Is National Beverage Corp. generating sales?

National Beverage Corp. has a 3-year CAGR for Sales of 3.19%.

Sales growth for its latest interim period vs. the prior period is 6%.

Is National Beverage Corp. increasing earnings?

National Beverage Corp. also has a 3-year EPS CAGR of 6.26%.

EPS growth for its latest interim period vs. the prior period is 5.1%.

What is the target price for FIZZ stock?

The FIZZ share price has risen approximately 36.5% in the past year.

Four analyst estimates indicate FIZZ stock has a 12-month average share price target of $45, indicating a potential downside of 17%.

How many ETFs hold FIZZ stock?

National Beverage Corp. stock is held in 74 ETFs.

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are created by institutions such as investment banks and fund managers. They are a popular risk-reduced way of investing. If a stock is found in many ETFs, it shows increased confidence in the company.

Does National Beverage Corp. pay a dividend?

FIZZ does not currently offer shareholders a dividend yield.

What is National Beverage Corp.'s current short interest?

At the time of writing, National Beverage Corp. had over 5.1% short interest in its stock.

Short interest as a percentage of float above 10% is considered high and above 20% is exceptionally high. This should warn investors of potential risks.

How do you know if a stock has high momentum?

Traders look at various chart indicators to help guide them to momentum-driven stock picks. Some of these include the rate of change, trading volume, and relative strength.

A rate of change (RoC) above zero can indicate upward momentum in the stock.

An increase in trading volume shows us interest in the equity is real.

The relative strength index (RSI) compares the size of recent gains to recent losses. When RSI moves higher, crossing from under 30 to above 30, it is generally considered a buy signal.

None of these should be used in isolation, but when considered together, can help predict stocks that are gaining momentum.

At the time of writing, FIZZ stock is currently building momentum. Its relative strength for one month is 6%, three months is 23%, six months is 3%, and one year is 18%.

Macro overview

National Beverage Corp. is undoubtedly a strong company, but its financial metrics indicate a potentially expensive share price.

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Author: Kirsteen Mackay

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