Institutional Ownership Round Up of Services Sector Stocks – KMX, ARO, GCI, UAL, DG

  on Nov 15,2012 Posted in Finance ,Investment Ideas
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Institutional ownership refers to the ownership of a company’s security by mutual funds, pension funds, and other institutional investors, usually expressed as a percentage of outstanding shares.

A high percentage of the institutional ownership may outcome in relatively big changes in a security’s price, as institutions tend to acquire and vend the same securities at the similar period.

IO refers to the ownership stake in a corporation that is held by big financial organizations, pension funds or endowments.

Many stock investors regard institutional support for a stock as a sign of endorsement, and institutional accumulation of a security can boost its price considerably.

In this article we will discuss services sector stocks with high institutional ownership. Earlier we discussed operating profit margin overview of Nasdaq heavyweights.

CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX) institutional ownership was 100%. The corporation has the market capitalization of 7.54 billion while its 228.35 million shares were outstanding. The price to earnings ratio was 18.68. Net profit margin of the company was 3.99% while operating profit margin as 6.44%. The Company earned 409.36 million in the previous 12 months.

Aeropostale, Inc (NYSE:ARO) has the market capitalization of 1.08 billion while its 81.27 million shares were outstanding. The company offers 10.63% sales in the past 5 years. Net profit margin of company was 2.55%. Shares of company were moving ahead of SMA 20 3.02% while lagging behind SMA 50 -1.16%.

Gannett Co., Inc (NYSE:GCI) institutional ownership was 97.3% while inside ownership was 0.34%. The company has the market capitalization of 3.85 billion. Its EPS was $1.84 while outstanding shares of the company were 229.79 million. The Company’s Net profit margin was 9.28% while gross profit margin was 42.27%.

United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL) has the market capitalization of 6.64 billion while 332.43 million shares were outstanding. Beta factor, which is used to measure risk associated with the security, was 0.78. Return on equity was recorded as -11.65%. In the liquidity analysis, current ratio was 0.83 while quick ratio was booked as 0.77.

Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG), which has 15.74 billion market capitalization, was also among highly institutional owned stocks, its institutional ownership was 96%. The company has P/E ratio of 18.06 while its P/B ratio was 3.27. Net profit margin of the company was 5.70% while its operating profit margin was 10.18%. ROE was recorded as 19.41%.

Disclosure: The views and opinions expressed in this article are exclusively those of the authors who have no stake in any stocks mentioned, and hold no plan to acquire any stake within the next 5 days.



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