|Bid||3.2600 x 800|
|Ask||3.3000 x 900|
|Day's Range||3.2800 - 3.3000|
|52 Week Range||1.8500 - 3.9200|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Apr 17, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
In the current session, Alaska Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK) is trading at $3.64, after a 4.90% increase. Over the past month, the stock increased by 15.92%, and in the past year, by 105.65%. With performance like this, long-term shareholders optimistic but others are more likely to look into the price-to-earnings ratio to see if the stock might be overvalued.Assuming that all other factors are held constant, this could present itself as an opportunity for shareholders trying to capitalize on the higher share price. The stock is currently below from its 52 week high by 7.14%. The P/E ratio measures the current share price to the company's earnings per share. It is used by long-term investors to analyze the company's current performance against its past earnings, historical data and aggregate market data for the industry or the indices, such as S&P 500. A higher P/E indicates that investors expect the company to perform better in the future, and the stock is probably overvalued, but not necessarily. It also shows that investors are willing to pay a higher share price currently, because they expect the company to perform better in the upcoming quarters. This leads investors to also remain optimistic about rising dividends in the future. View more earnings on ALSKDepending on the particular phase of a business cycle, some industries will perform better than others. Compared to the aggregate P/E ratio of 17.9 in the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry, Alaska Communications Inc. has a higher P/E ratio of 19.28. Shareholders might be inclined to think that Alaska Communications Inc. might perform better than its industry group. It's also possible that the stock is overvalued. There are many limitations to price to earnings ratio. It is sometimes difficult to determine the nature of the earnings makeup of a company. Shareholders might not get what they're looking for, from trailing earnings.See more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * 11 Communication Services Stocks Moving In Tuesday's Pre-Market Session * 11 Communication Services Stocks Moving In Thursday's Pre-Market Session(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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