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Armstrong World (AWI)

Price: $35.92

Industry: Building Products Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Thu Sep 22 16:08 EDT 2011 AWI Armstrong World

$35.92

Power Gauge Rating

AWI - Very Bearish TM

The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for AWI is very bearish due to very weak earnings performance, poor financial metrics and negative expert opinions. AWI's earnings performance is very weak as a result of poor EPS growth over the past 3-5 years and a relatively poor trend in earnings this year.

Financial Metrics

Earnings Performance

Price/Volume Activity

Expert Opinions

News Sentiment Rating

Bearish AWI Armstrong Wor..

August 31, 2011

TM

Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for AWI is bearish. There is currently a significant negative sentiment within news stories concerning AWI.

News Sentiment :Negative

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stock's potential.

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

Bearish

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

AWI's financial metrics are poor. The company is carrying too much long term debt and yields a relatively low return on shareholder's equity.

Price to Book Value

The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio and low return on equity.

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities

Valuation

Returns

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Current Ratio

2.90

Price/Book

1.78

Return on Invest

5.9%

LT Debt/Equity

0.77

Price/Sales

0.76

Return on Equity

9.2%

Earnings Performance

Earnings Performance Rating

Very Bearish

Earnings Growth

AWI's earnings performance has been very weak. The company has a history of weak earnings growth and experienced relatively poor earnings growth in the past 12 months.

Earnings Surprise

Earnings Trend

The rank is based on poor EPS growth over the past 3-5 years, a relatively poor trend in earnings this year and inconsistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

EPS Estimates

12/06

12/07

12/08

12/09

12/10

Revenue(M)

-

3,549.70

3,393.00

2,780.00

2,766.40

Rev % Growth

-

-

-4.41%

-18.07%

-0.49%

EPS

-

$2.60

$1.44

$1.36

$0.19

EPS % Growth

-

-

-44.62%

-5.56%

-86.03%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$0.43

$0.83

+0.40

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$0.19

$2.46

+2.27

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

-7.66%

21.45%

+29.11

3-5 year EPS

EPS Quarterly Results Estimate

Actual

Difference

% Difference

Latest Qtr

$0.71

$0.70

$-0.01

-1.41

1 Qtr Ago

$0.37

$0.51

$0.14

37.84

2 Qtr Ago

$0.17

$0.11

$-0.06

-35.29

3 Qtr Ago

$0.64

$0.77

$0.13

20.31

FY

Qtr 1

Qtr 2

Qtr 3

Qtr 4

Total

12/09

$-0.20

$0.50

$1.13

$-0.07

$1.36

12/10

$-0.34

$0.47

$0.43

$-0.36

$0.20

12/11

$0.23

$0.64

-

-

-

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Neutral

Relative Strength vs Market

Chaikin Money Flow

Price and volume activity for AWI is neutral. AWI has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks and has underperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks.

Price Trend

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether AWI is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Volume Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

52 Week High

53.55

% Change Price - 4 Weeks

-5.07%

Average Volume 20 Days

245,794

52 Week Low

32.80

% Change Price - 24 Weeks

-24.40%

Average Volume 90 Days

324,307

% Change YTD Rel S&P 500

-6.82%

Expert Opinions

Value

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P

-4.19%

% Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

-13.47%

Factor

Value

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

43%

Expert Opinions

Bearish

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Expert opinions about AWI are negative. Analysts's opinions on AWI have been more negative recently and analysts are lowering their EPS estimates for AWI.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

The rank for AWI is based on analysts revising earnings estimates downward, insiders purchasing stock and pessimistic analyst opinions.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current Current Qtr Next Qtr

0.84 0.40 Current

Current FY

2.46

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 0.84 0.41

0.00% -2.44%

30 Days Ago % Change 2.47

-0.01

EPS Estimates Revision Summary

Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week

Value

Strong Buy 0.00

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

0

1

0

1

Curr Yr

0

1

0

1

Next Qtr

0

2

0

2

Next Yr

0

1

0

1

Strong Buy

Change Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Last Week Up

Strong Buy

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for AWI

AWI's Competitors in Building Products Company

Power Gauge

Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

AWI

-7.66%

21.45%

1.95%

0.68

17.12

2,766

CRH

6.60%

24.44%

-

0.55

-

22,806

OC

1.21%

25.25%

0.99%

0.42

16.83

4,997

USG

-9.55%

-

-13.49%

-

-

2,939

URI

-8.15%

12.00%

0.38%

0.96

26.06

2,237

MAS

-9.33%

15.00%

-14.39%

6.56

239.67

7,592

Armstrong, union file charges against each other - Aug 3, 2011 Work begins on Armstrong Superfund site - Apr 21, 2011 Armstrong World Industries shares rise on upgrade - Mar 21, 2011 Armstrong World Industries Establishes a $100 Million Receivables Securitization Program - Dec 14, 2010 Profits plummet, investment returns on rise at Armstrong - Nov 6, 2010

Company Details

Company Profile

ARMSTRONG WORLD 2500 COLUMBIA AVE LANCASTER, PA 17603 USA Phone: 7173970611 Fax: 717-396-6133 Website: http://http://www.armstrong.com Full Time Employees: 9,800 Sector: Construction

ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES INC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. Armstrongs consolidated net sales totaled approximately $3.5 billion. Based in Lancaster,Armstrong operates Forty plants in ten countries.

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Stock Research Report for Armstrong World AWI as of 9/22/11 - Chaikin Power Tools