Safeguard Story

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SFE -- USA Stock  

USD 5.26  0.05  0.96%

Safeguard Scientifics is generating 0.1178% of daily returns assuming volatility of 4.648% on return distribution over 90 days investment horizon. While some of us are excited about financial services space, it makes sense to digest Safeguard Scientifics in greater detail to make a better estimate of its risk and reward. We will cover the possibilities of Safeguard Scientifics' current volatility to continue through August.
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Will Safeguard latest volatility spike continue?
This firm has 2.68 M in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 0.03, which may show that Safeguard Scientifics is not taking advantage of profits from borrowing. The company has a current ratio of 6.64, demonstrating that it is liquid and is capable to disburse its financial commitments when the payables are due.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Safeguard Scientifics or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Safeguard Scientifics may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Safeguard's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Safeguard Scientifics and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Safeguard Scientifics fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Safeguard Scientifics's Liquidity

Safeguard Scientifics financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Safeguard Scientifics Inc ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Safeguard Scientifics financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Safeguard Scientifics's total debt and its cash.

How Safeguard utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Safeguard Scientifics, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Safeguard Scientifics is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Safeguard Scientifics cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Safeguard Scientifics Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at (19.97 Million)

Safeguard Scientifics Volatility Drivers

Safeguard Scientifics unsystematic risk is unique to Safeguard Scientifics New and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Safeguard Scientifics you can also buy BlackRock. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the asset management sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Safeguard Scientifics important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Safeguard Scientifics income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Safeguard volatility.
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