Sterling Construction Company Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) went up by 10.68% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $24.49. The company’s stock price has collected 10.84% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 05/03/21 that Sterling Reports Record First Quarter 2021 Results
Is It Worth Investing in Sterling Construction Company Inc. (NASDAQ :STRL) Right Now?
Sterling Construction Company Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 15.46 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for STRL is at 1.38. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 2 who provided ratings for Sterling Construction Company Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $26.00, which is $2.78 above the current price. STRL currently public float of 27.37M and currently shorts hold a 5.18% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of STRL was 288.14K shares.
STRL’s Market Performance
STRL stocks went up by 10.84% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.44% and a quarterly performance of 8.56%, while its annual performance rate touched 147.28%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.50% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.76% for Sterling Construction Company Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 10.70% for STRL stocks with a simple moving average of 31.30% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of STRL
Maxim Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see STRL reach a price target of $6, previously predicting the price at $8. The rating they have provided for STRL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on May 25th, 2016.
BWS Financial gave a rating of “Hold” to STRL, setting the target price at $6 in the report published on May 03rd of the previous year.
STRL Trading at 7.82% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought STRL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.19% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.76%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.50%, as shares surge +2.07% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.20% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, STRL rose by +10.84%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +135.26% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.00. In addition, Sterling Construction Company Inc. saw 24.77% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at STRL starting from CREGG ROGER A, who purchase 6,500 shares at the price of $7.35 back on May 13. After this action, CREGG ROGER A now owns 31,398 shares of Sterling Construction Company Inc., valued at $47,775 using the latest closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for STRL
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +6.05 for the present operating margin
- +12.61 for the gross margin
The net margin for Sterling Construction Company Inc. stands at +2.96. The total capital return value is set at 13.06, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.14. Equity return is now at value 17.20, with 4.30 for asset returns.
Based on Sterling Construction Company Inc. (STRL), the company’s capital structure generated 144.13 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 59.04. Total debt to assets is 39.21, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 112.32. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 46.01.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.59, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.46. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.93 and the total asset turnover is 1.47. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.12.