Daily High to Daily Low: Is It Safe to Buy The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF)?

The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF) went up by 1.86% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $41.50. The company’s stock price has collected 7.35% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

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Is It Worth Investing in The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ :CHEF) Right Now?

The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 8.00 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CHEF is at 1.86. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 7 who provided ratings for The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $19.29, which is $1.18 above the current price. CHEF currently public float of 32.74M and currently shorts hold a 16.44% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CHEF was 1.02M shares.

CHEF’s Market Performance

CHEF stocks went up by 7.35% for the week, with a monthly jump of 25.33% and a quarterly performance of 16.24%, while its annual performance rate touched -56.04%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.13% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.67% for The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 15.88% for CHEF stocks with a simple moving average of -14.99% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CHEF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CHEF stocks, with Loop Capital repeating the rating for CHEF by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for CHEF in the upcoming period, according to Loop Capital is $18 based on the research report published on August 31st of the current year 2020.

Piper Sandler, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CHEF reach a price target of $13. The rating they have provided for CHEF stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on July 30th, 2020.

BTIG Research gave a rating of “Neutral” to CHEF, setting the target price at $13 in the report published on July 17th of the current year.

CHEF Trading at 28.75% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CHEF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -56.36% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.67%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.13%, as shares surge +24.21% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +38.46% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CHEF rose by +7.35%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -49.07% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $15.80. In addition, The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. saw -52.48% 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 CHEF starting from Cugine Joseph M., who bought 955 shares at the price of $19.81 back on Mar 12. After this action, Cugine Joseph M. now owns 24,311 shares of The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc., valued at $18,919 using the latest closing price.

Pappas John, the Vice Chairman of The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc., sold 44,757 shares at $36.61 during a trade that took place back on Oct 07, which means that Pappas John is holding 1,314,601 shares at $1,638,601 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CHEF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +3.56 for the present operating margin
  • +25.53 for the gross margin

The net margin for The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. stands at +1.52. The total capital return value is set at 7.83, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.38. Equity return is now at value -5.60, with -1.90 for asset returns.

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Based on The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF), the company’s capital structure generated 156.24 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 60.97. Total debt to assets is 49.47, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3.10. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 150.83.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.96, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.34. The receivables turnover for the company is 9.45 and the total asset turnover is 1.78. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.02.

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