STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP)’s Target Weight Reaches 0.02030 with Sales Growth of 0.41311

Potential Investors often look for key drivers that can move a stock in a positive direction.  One of those is sales growth.  STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP) of the Oil Equipment & Services sector, witnessed sales growth of  0.41311 year over year. The firm has a traded value of 268 and has its headquarters in Canada.

Investors paying close attention to the daily ebbs and flows of the stock market may be trying to guess which way momentum will swing into the next couple of months. Finding those stocks that are ready to ride the lightning may not be the easiest task with markets chugging along near all time highs. Investors may have to first figure out how much risk they want to take on when picking the next round of stocks. Once the risk appetite is determined, investors can start to decide whether they think it is best to go with the flow or buck the trend. Either way, paying attention to short-term and long-term price moves may help paint a clearer picture of what is happening with a particular stock. Maybe those stocks that were sure-fire winners a few months ago have lost some steam. Adjusting the portfolio may or may not be necessary, but knowing exactly what stocks are owned and how they are performing may help with additional decision making along the way. Of course nobody wants to be on the outside looking in as a stock is taking off, but there should be plenty of other opportunities in the future. Staying current with global economic conditions and keeping a finger on the pulse of the company during earnings season can help shed some light on where the stock may be headed next.  

STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP)  closed the recent session at 2.520000 with a market value of $125636.

Investors will be closely tracking stock market movements over the next few months. As we break into the second part of the year, many will be researching what they did right and what they did wrong in the first half. Recent market action may have investors questioning if a major pullback is on the horizon, or if momentum will turn back to the upside. Investors will have to determine if any tweaks will need to be made to the portfolio. If the economic data continues to display optimism, investors may be able to confidently make some moves to help bolster returns. Over the next few quarters, investors will be hoping that modest gains can turn into major gains.

Turning to some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations. This number stands at 1.25660 for STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP). The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at -0.73877 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes. The one year EBITDA growth number holds at which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.

Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at 0.50330. The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is -1.68097 and lastly sales growth was 0.41311.

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STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP) has a current suggested portfolio ownership target rate of 0.02030 (as a decimal) ownership.  Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio.  The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock.  The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly.  The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be.  The 3-month volatility stands at 63.906500 (decimal), the 6-month at 82.829500 and the 12-month at 65.795500.  This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.

Taking look at some key returns and margins data we can note the following: STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP) has Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) of 0.032354, with a 5-year average of and an ROIC quality score of . Why is ROIC important? It’s one of the most fundamental metrics in determining the value of a given stock. It helps potential investors determine if the firm is using it’s invested capital to return profits.

Changing lanes and looking at some Debt ratios, STEP Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:STEP) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.56193 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of -0.016929.  This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated.  In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 12.43983.  This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt.  The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio.  STEP Energy Services Ltd.’s ND to MV current stands at 1.598291. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

Active investors are constantly weighing risk and return when trading in the stock market. Every investor has to evaluate their risk appetite at some point. The amount of risk an investor is willing to take on can have a large impact on expected future returns. Some people may be much more comfortable with riskier investments than others. This can greatly vary from one person to the next. Once the individual investor is comfortable with the amount of money on the table, they should be able to spend their energies focused on finding a winning strategy. Finding a winning strategy may involve many different aspects of stock research. Following a plan may help investors plow through downturns in the markets, and being able to change the plan when things aren’t working can also be a help to longer-term portfolio health.

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