(Nasdaq:BCOM) B Communications Ltd Rise 28.89%

B Communications Ltd (Nasdaq:BCOM)

June 12th, 2019

Amidst falling markets B Communications Ltd rose $0.39 Wednesday, up 28.89%, closing at $1.74. Two technical ‘scores’ for companies to be wary of are the Altman Z1 and the Piotroski2 scores. BCOM scored quite low for both, which could be indicators of trouble down the road (the Altman Z-Score is 0.64, and the Piotroski Score is 1). In addition to finishing higher, trading volumes were solid at 424.00% of normal which can indicate investors see opportunities.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Wednesday with a majority of the sectors trending up. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (1.33%), while the Energy sector saw the biggest drop (-1.44%). Information Technology has seen the biggest year-to-date gain of 23.06%.

Utilities saw the biggest turn-around compared to its 5-day performance (-0.31%), as it went up by 1.33%. Energy and Financials both saw turn-arounds from their five day positive performances with Energy dropping -1.44%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities, up 1.33%.
  • Healthcare, up 0.51%.
  • Materials, up 0.31%.
  • Real Estate, up 0.26%.
  • Industrials, up 0.20%.
  • Consumer Staples, up 0.04%.
  • Consumer Discretionary, down -0.11%.
  • Communication Services, down -0.28%.
  • Information Technology, down -0.58%.
  • Financials, down -0.95%.
  • Energy, down -1.44%.

B Communications Ltd Info

B Communications Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services for business and private customers in Israel. The company offers fixed-line telephony, fixed-line broadband Internet infrastructure access, Internet service provider, cellular telephony, international telephony, international and domestic data transfer and network, information and communication technology, pay television, multi-channel television, television and radio broadcasts, satellite broadcasts, and customer call center services, as well as other communications infrastructures and services. It is also involved in the maintenance and development of communications infrastructures; provision of communications services to other communications providers; and supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises, such as network end point services. The company was formerly known as 012 Smile. Communications Ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. B Communications Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is based in Ramat Gan, Israel. B Communications Ltd. is a subsidiary of Internet Gold – Golden Lines Ltd.

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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that B Communications Ltd’s score is 0.64) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.

(2) The Piotrosky score is used to determine the best value stocks with nine being the best and zero being the worst. It is based on specific aspects of the company’s financial statements, such as positive net income, operating cash flow and asset turnover ratio. A score 0 0 is the worst (B Communications Ltd’s score is 1), and 9 is the best.

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