Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI): Trader Update on the Shares With Shorts in Focus

According to the latest data, investors are gazing at Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI)’s short data and trying to determine market sentiment on which way the market thinks the stock is moving. The company has 2.10% of total shares float short, yielding a short ratio of 3.64.

Stock market investing can sporadically become highly emotional. Being able to leave emotions out of the major investing decisions might be tricky, but it may end up being a portfolio savior down the road. Nobody wants to see a thoroughly researched stock select underperform. Holding onto the hope that a certain stock has to bounce back may lead to later problems. Of stage, it can be very uncomfortable for humans to admit when a mistake was made. Finding the ability to detach from a position can be tough. Humans make mistakes, but being able to learn from those mistakes moving forward can aid with achieving long term success in the market.

When investors engage in short selling or “shorting a stock”, they actually borrow shares from an existing owner, sell the borrowed shares at market price, and take the cash.  The short sellers then promise to replace the stock in the future and makes dividend payments out of their own pockets to cover the dividend income that is no longer exists on the original, now borrowed and sold, shares.

Shorting a stock can be very risky if the price doesn’t decline like planned and, in fact, increases.  It’s critical for any investor to figure out the dangers and potentially catastrophic financial losses of short selling.

RECENT PERFORMANCE AND RECOMMENDATION

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI)’s stock was -25.31%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -3.27%, -22.80% over the last quarter, and  -15.62% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Universal Forest Products, Inc. stock’s -26.86% gone to pieces of the high and 4.85% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -29.00% away from the high and 4.85% from the low. 

One of the staple principles for investing is buy low and sell high. While this may sound obvious, many investors end up doing just the opposite. When dealing with the equity market, investors frequently must be careful not to let their irrational side take over when making decisions. Investors may get caught up in the flurry when stocks are skyrocketing. The temptation to get on board and be part of the ride can lead to some ill-planned moves. Focusing on near-term movements might be included in the game plan for some, but for others, this may be distracting from the bigger picture and long-term plan. Stocks that become widely publicized and faddish in the media may not be the right addition to the individual investor’s portfolio. Conducting the diligence work on any position can aid the investor make sure that they are getting in at a good time and price.

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 1.80 on Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI).  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 illustrates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. The same analysts are predicting that the outfit shares will trade to $43.00 within the next 12-18 months. 

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