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Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) went up by 3.42% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $57.24. The company’s stock price has collected 4.73% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/29/20 that Thinking about trading options or stock in Big Lots, SkyWest, Apple, Micron Technology, or Wells Fargo?

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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 2.93 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for BIG is at 2.72. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 10 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 $56.89, which is $3.19 above the current price. BIG currently public float of 38.87M and currently shorts hold a 20.28% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BIG was 1.58M shares.

BIG’s Market Performance

BIG stocks went up by 4.73% for the week, with a monthly jump of 13.80% and a quarterly performance of 47.22%, while its annual performance rate touched 144.21%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.86% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.48% for Big Lots Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 12.48% for BIG stocks with a simple moving average of 61.53% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BIG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BIG stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for BIG by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for BIG in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $61 based on the research report published on October 09th of the current year 2020.

Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to BIG, setting the target price at $25 in the report published on May 18th of the current year.

BIG Trading at 10.64% 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 -7.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.48%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.86%, as shares surge +17.47% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.73% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BIG rose by +4.73%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +85.20% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $47.68. In addition, Big Lots Inc. saw 85.20% 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 Schlonsky Michael Allen, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $50.00 back on Oct 08. After this action, Schlonsky Michael Allen now owns 72,698 shares of Big Lots Inc., valued at $250,000 using the latest closing price.

Schoppert Wendy Lee, the Director of Big Lots Inc., sale 7,254 shares at $47.17 during a trade that took place back on Sep 30, which means that Schoppert Wendy Lee is holding 12,794 shares at $342,171 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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