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SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) went up by 7.60% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $12.91. The company’s stock price has collected -22.69% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/27/20 that SM Energy Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report And 2019 SASB Metrics

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Is It Worth Investing in SM Energy Company (NYSE :SM) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for SM is at 5.46. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for SM Energy Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 12 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $4.59, which is -$1.84 below the current price. SM currently public float of 106.78M and currently shorts hold a 14.05% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SM was 5.06M shares.

SM’s Market Performance

SM stocks went down by -22.69% for the week, with a monthly drop of -38.87% and a quarterly performance of -61.98%, while its annual performance rate touched -80.93%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 14.60% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 9.67% for SM Energy Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -24.76% for SM stocks with a simple moving average of -64.36% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SM stocks, with Seaport Global Securities repeating the rating for SM by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for SM in the upcoming period, according to Seaport Global Securities is $11 based on the research report published on July 27th of the current year 2020.

Scotiabank, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SM reach a price target of $11. The rating they have provided for SM stocks is “Sector Underperform” according to the report published on April 7th, 2020.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “ Underweight” to SM, setting the target price at $11 in the report published on March 25th of the current year.

SM Trading at -38.90% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -85.75% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 9.67%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 14.60%, as shares sank -40.26% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -49.59% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SM fell by -22.69%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -78.58% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $2.3835. In addition, SM Energy Company saw -83.63% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at SM starting from Quintana Julio M, who bought 40,000 shares at the price of $2.00 back on Mar 10. After this action, Quintana Julio M now owns 105,554 shares of SM Energy Company, valued at $80,000 using the latest closing price.

PERU RAMIRO G, the Director of SM Energy Company, bought 15,000 shares at $1.43 during a trade that took place back on Mar 09, which means that PERU RAMIRO G is holding 74,124 shares at $21,450 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +2.83 for the present operating margin
  • +11.29 for the gross margin

The net margin for SM Energy Company stands at -11.77. The total capital return value is set at 0.81, while invested capital returns managed to touch -3.39. Equity return is now at value -22.00, with -9.50 for asset returns.

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Based on SM Energy Company (SM), the company’s capital structure generated 100.95 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 50.24. Total debt to assets is 43.88, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 0.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 100.25.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.54, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.69. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.02 and the total asset turnover is 0.25. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.54.

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