Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Big Lots Inc. (BIG)

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) went up by 3.14% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $57.24. The company’s stock price has collected 0.86% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/21/20 that Big Lots Engages Customers with On Our Sleeves(R) Movement; Supports Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Efforts to Break the Stigma Surrounding Children’s Mental Health

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Is It Worth Investing in Big Lots Inc. (NYSE :BIG) Right Now?

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 2.51 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for BIG is at 2.53. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Big Lots Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $53.13, which is $7.46 above the current price. BIG currently public float of 38.86M and currently shorts hold a 20.53% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BIG was 1.75M shares.

BIG’s Market Performance

BIG stocks went up by 0.86% for the week, with a monthly drop of -15.92% and a quarterly performance of 34.92%, while its annual performance rate touched 88.72%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.26% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.70% for Big Lots Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.52% for BIG stocks with a simple moving average of 45.25% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BIG

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BIG reach a price target of $25. The rating they have provided for BIG stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on May 18th, 2020.

Telsey Advisory Group gave a rating of “Outperform” to BIG, setting the target price at $31 in the report published on May 04th of the current year.

BIG Trading at -0.10% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BIG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -20.21% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.70%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.26%, as shares sank -18.02% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +22.87% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BIG rose by +0.86%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +70.73% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $46.83. In addition, Big Lots Inc. saw 59.02% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at BIG starting from Bachmann Lisa M, who sale 19,352 shares at the price of $42.36 back on Jul 22. After this action, Bachmann Lisa M now owns 111,034 shares of Big Lots Inc., valued at $819,751 using the latest closing price.

Bachmann Lisa M, the Executive Vice President of Big Lots Inc., sale 400 shares at $42.23 during a trade that took place back on Jul 09, which means that Bachmann Lisa M is holding 130,386 shares at $16,892 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BIG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +3.07 for the present operating margin
  • +37.19 for the gross margin

The net margin for Big Lots Inc. stands at +4.55. The total capital return value is set at 9.11, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.36. Equity return is now at value 75.60, with 20.50 for asset returns.

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Based on Big Lots Inc. (BIG), the company’s capital structure generated 181.57 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 64.48. Total debt to assets is 48.13, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 156.05. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 55.42.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 236.10M with total debt to EBITDA at 0.54. When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.48, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.60. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.22.

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