In deep diving into the profits for SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) we can see that the trailing 12 months net profit growth stands at -1.46307.  

The calculation for this number is as follows: 1yr Growth Net Profit = 1 year percentage growth in Net Profit After Tax. Net profit is also referred to as the bottom line.  This is one of the most closely followed ratios in terms of company financials for investors.  Net profit growth is one of the main drivers of a firm’s share price.

As we sail into the second half of the calendar year, investors may be looking to see what has gone right and what has gone wrong so far this year. Making necessary changes to some holdings may help position investors for the next couple of quarters. Being able to cut the riskier losers and take some profits from winners may help solidify the stock portfolio. As we run through the next round of company earnings reports, investors will be keeping a close eye on the data that is reported. Investors may be looking to buy companies that continue to post beats on the earnings front, and cut ties with ones that are not hitting their marks.    

When looking to find solid stocks with smooth upward momentum, investors can take a look at the 125/250 day adjusted slope indicator. At the time of writing SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) have a current value of -33.43736. The point of this calculation is to calculate a longer term average adjusted slope value that smooths out large stock price movements by using the average of the timeframe. This indicator is useful in helping find stocks that have been on an even upward trend over the past 6 months to a year.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) of the Oil & Gas Producers sector closed the recent session at 5.260000 with a market value of $186401.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) has a current suggested portfolio rate of 0.01730 (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 44.328800 (decimal). This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.

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In looking at some Debt ratios, SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.06249 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of -1.697865. 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 0.85988. 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. SandRidge Energy, Inc.’s ND to MV current stands at 0.237080. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

In looking at some key ratios we note that the Piotroski F Score stands at 7 (1 to 10 scale) and the ERP5 rank holds steady at 1888. The Q.I. Value of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) currently reads 35.00000 on the Quant scale. The Free Cash Flow score of 0.310170 is also swinging some momentum at investors. The United States of America based firm is currently valued at 1423.

Equity market investing has a way of provoking strong emotions. When markets become frantic, investors may feel compelled to make decisions that they might not normally make. Having the proper perspective and staying focused can help the individual investor stay committed to the previously created plan. Trying to predict the day to day movements of the stock market can be extremely difficult. Even the top professionals may get thrown for a loop every now and then. Chasing winners and holding onto losers may be a recipe for portfolio disaster over the long run. Investors who are able to stay calm and think logically should be able to better position themselves when markets become stormy.

Some other notable ratios include the Accrual Ratio of 0.105927, the Altman Z score of 2.038625, a Montier C-Score of 0.00000 and a Value Composite rank of 1. SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SD) has Return on Invested Capital of 0.052291, with a 5-year average of 0.063056 and an ROIC quality score of 5.129577.  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.

Equity market investing has a way of provoking strong emotions. When markets become frantic, investors may feel compelled to make decisions that they might not normally make. Having the proper perspective and staying focused can help the individual investor stay committed to the previously created plan. Trying to predict the day to day movements of the stock market can be extremely difficult. Even the top professionals may get thrown for a loop every now and then. Chasing winners and holding onto losers may be a recipe for portfolio disaster over the long run. Investors who are able to stay calm and think logically should be able to better position themselves when markets become stormy.

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