SM Energy Company (SM) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) went up by 18.37% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $14.38. The company’s stock price has collected 5.59% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 02/17/21 that SM Energy Reports 2020 Results And 2021 Operating Plan, Cash Flow And Debt Reduction Exceeded Expectations

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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 6.50. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 16 who provided ratings for SM Energy Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $12.61, which is -$2.67 below the current price. SM currently public float of 107.52M and currently shorts hold a 9.47% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SM was 6.40M shares.

SM’s Market Performance

SM stocks went up by 5.59% for the week, with a monthly jump of 62.23% and a quarterly performance of 328.11%, while its annual performance rate touched 57.09%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 13.32% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 9.91% for SM Energy Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 26.39% for SM stocks with a simple moving average of 206.28% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SM stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for SM by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for SM in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $13 based on the research report published on February 03rd of the current year 2021.

Barclays gave a rating of “Underweight” to SM, setting the target price at $3 in the report published on January 14th of the current year.

SM Trading at 58.31% 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 -6.78% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 9.91%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 13.32%, as shares surge +50.22% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +152.35% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SM rose by +5.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +311.04% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $10.83. In addition, SM Energy Company saw 118.95% 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 SM starting from Quintana Julio M, who purchase 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, purchase 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:

  • -24.31 for the present operating margin
  • -13.31 for the gross margin

The net margin for SM Energy Company stands at -67.87. The total capital return value is set at -5.60, while invested capital returns managed to touch -15.69. Equity return is now at value -34.70, with -14.60 for asset returns.

Based on SM Energy Company (SM), the company’s capital structure generated 111.01 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 52.61. Total debt to assets is 44.14, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 110.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 52.33.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.60, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.76. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.49 and the total asset turnover is 0.20. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.35.

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