Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA)

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) went up by 4.40% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $32.20. The company’s stock price has collected 4.85% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 1 hour ago that Axalta introduces Wood Vibes: Mood

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Is It Worth Investing in Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE :AXTA) Right Now?

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 74.66 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for AXTA is at 1.53. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 14 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $26.94, which is $2.42 above the current price. AXTA currently public float of 234.33M and currently shorts hold a 2.04% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AXTA was 2.09M shares.

AXTA’s Market Performance

AXTA stocks went up by 4.85% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.79% and a quarterly performance of 6.00%, while its annual performance rate touched -22.94%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.32% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.73% for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.34% for AXTA stocks with a simple moving average of 1.32% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AXTA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AXTA stocks, with Goldman repeating the rating for AXTA by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for AXTA in the upcoming period, according to Goldman is $25 based on the research report published on May 12th of the current year 2020.

Exane BNP Paribas, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AXTA reach a price target of $25. The rating they have provided for AXTA stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on April 1st, 2020.

Vertical Research gave a rating of “ Buy” to AXTA, setting the target price at $25 in the report published on March 26th of the current year.

AXTA Trading at 4.15% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AXTA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -24.88% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.73%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.32%, as shares surge +1.21% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.75% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AXTA rose by +4.85%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -15.15% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.65. In addition, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. saw -20.43% 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 AXTA starting from BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, who sold 534,959 shares at the price of $22.63 back on Sep 09. After this action, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC now owns 23,535,041 shares of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., valued at $12,104,303 using the latest closing price.

Markevich Steven R., the EVP & Pres., Trans. Coatings of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., sold 40,857 shares at $24.00 during a trade that took place back on Aug 11, which means that Markevich Steven R. is holding 90,883 shares at $980,568 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AXTA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +13.48 for the present operating margin
  • +32.92 for the gross margin

The net margin for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. stands at +5.56. The total capital return value is set at 11.49, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.86. Equity return is now at value 6.00, with 1.20 for asset returns.

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Based on Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA), the company’s capital structure generated 290.42 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.39. Total debt to assets is 57.68, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 285.02.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.26, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.39. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.19 and the total asset turnover is 0.66. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.40.

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