NASDAQ:FSTR - L.B. Foster Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$16.78 -0.36 (-2.10 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 12:08 PM ET)
Previous Close$17.14
Today's Range$16.72 - $17.66
52-Week Range$16.19 - $30.30
Volume1,707 shs
Average Volume20,352 shs
Market Capitalization$183.05 million
P/E Ratio14.20
Dividend YieldN/A
L.B. Foster Company manufactures and distributes products and services for the transportation and energy infrastructure worldwide. Its Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail for passenger and shortline freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rail; rail accessories, such as track spikes, bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories. This segment also provides friction management products and application systems, railroad condition monitoring equipment, wheel impact load detection products, rail anchors and spikes, wayside data collection and management systems, epoxy and nylon-encapsulated insulated rail joints, and track fasteners; and engineered concrete railroad ties. The company's Construction Products segment sells and rents steel sheet piling, H-bearing pile, and other piling products; manufactures and sells fabricated steel and aluminum products primarily for the highway, bridge, and transit industries; and produces precast concrete buildings, and pre-stressed and precast concrete products. Its Tubular and Energy Services segment provides pipe coatings for natural gas pipelines and utilities; provides solutions for metering and injection systems for the oil and gas market; offers upstream test and inspection services; provides precision measurement systems, and inspection and tubular integrity management services for the oil and gas market; and produces threaded pipe products for the oil and gas, industrial water well, and irrigation markets. In addition, the company offers telecommunications and security systems; and application engineering solutions. It markets its products directly, as well as through a network of agents. L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Metals service centers & offices
Sub-IndustryIndustrial Machinery
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FSTR
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.49
Current Ratio1.83
Quick Ratio0.90


Trailing P/E Ratio14.20
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$536.38 million
Price / Sales0.33
Cash Flow$2.6934 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.23
Book Value$14.16 per share
Price / Book1.19


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$4.11 million
Net Margins1.35%
Return on Equity8.70%
Return on Assets3.40%


Outstanding Shares10,560,000
Market Cap$183.05 million

L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is L.B. Foster's stock symbol?

L.B. Foster trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FSTR."

How were L.B. Foster's earnings last quarter?

L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ:FSTR) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The basic materials company had revenue of $167.09 million for the quarter. L.B. Foster had a return on equity of 8.70% and a net margin of 1.35%. View L.B. Foster's Earnings History.

When is L.B. Foster's next earnings date?

L.B. Foster is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for L.B. Foster.

Has L.B. Foster been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about FSTR stock has trended negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. L.B. Foster earned a news sentiment score of -2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of L.B. Foster's key competitors?

Who are L.B. Foster's key executives?

L.B. Foster's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert P. Bauer, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. James P. Maloney, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Brian H. Kelly, Sr. VP of HR & Admin. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Guinee, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 48)
  • Mr. John F. Kasel, Sr. VP of Rail Bus. & Construction (Age 53)

Who are L.B. Foster's major shareholders?

L.B. Foster's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.16%), BlackRock Inc. (5.89%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.80%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.23%), Vanguard Group Inc (4.23%) and 22NW LP (1.88%). Company insiders that own L.B. Foster stock include Bradley Vizi, Dirk Junge and Legion Partners Asset Manageme. View Institutional Ownership Trends for L.B. Foster.

Which institutional investors are selling L.B. Foster stock?

FSTR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Alambic Investment Management L.P., Martingale Asset Management L P, 22NW LP, Algert Global LLC and Bridgeway Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for L.B. Foster.

Which institutional investors are buying L.B. Foster stock?

FSTR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC, Matarin Capital Management LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc. and Malaga Cove Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought L.B. Foster stock in the last two years include Bradley Vizi and Dirk Junge. View Insider Buying and Selling for L.B. Foster.

How do I buy shares of L.B. Foster?

Shares of FSTR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is L.B. Foster's stock price today?

One share of FSTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.78.

How big of a company is L.B. Foster?

L.B. Foster has a market capitalization of $183.05 million and generates $536.38 million in revenue each year. L.B. Foster employs 1,475 workers across the globe.

What is L.B. Foster's official website?

The official website for L.B. Foster is

How can I contact L.B. Foster?

L.B. Foster's mailing address is 415 HOLIDAY DRIVE, PITTSBURGH PA, 15220. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 412-928-3400 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for L.B. Foster (NASDAQ FSTR)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  116 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  172 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  288
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about L.B. Foster and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FSTR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FSTR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by Staff

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