Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:BW) went down by -7.40% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $9.90. The company’s stock price has collected -13.66% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/08/21 that Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises to Participate in Lake Street’s Fifth Annual Best Ideas Growth (BIG5) Conference on September 14-15, 2021
Is It Worth Investing in Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (NYSE :BW) Right Now?
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:BW) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 10.20 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for BW is at 2.77. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 4 who provided ratings for Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 0 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $10.50, which is $3.05 above the current price. BW currently public float of 84.17M and currently shorts hold a 3.54% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BW was 765.45K shares.
BW’s Market Performance
BW stocks went down by -13.66% for the week, with a monthly drop of -21.21% and a quarterly performance of -24.97%, while its annual performance rate touched 133.97%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.34% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.37% for Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -14.56% for BW stocks with a simple moving average of -10.97% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of BW
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BW stocks, with Lake Street repeating the rating for BW by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for BW in the upcoming period, according to Lake Street is $12 based on the research report published on March 25th of the current year 2021.
DA Davidson, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BW reach a price target of $10. The rating they have provided for BW stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 25th, 2021.
B. Riley Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to BW, setting the target price at $12 in the report published on February 18th of the current year.
BW Trading at -14.39% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought BW to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -38.08% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 5.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.34%, as shares sank -18.81% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -17.39% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, BW fell by -13.66%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +84.64% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $7.10. In addition, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. saw 74.64% 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 BW starting from Dziewisz John J, who sale 9,200 shares at the price of $7.92 back on Aug 25. After this action, Dziewisz John J now owns 114,609 shares of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc., valued at $72,864 using the latest closing price.
Dziewisz John J, the SVP & Corp. Secy. of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc., sale 25,000 shares at $7.18 during a trade that took place back on Aug 17, which means that Dziewisz John J is holding 105,592 shares at $179,575 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for BW
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +1.21 for the present operating margin
- +28.44 for the gross margin
The net margin for Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. stands at -2.14. Equity return is now at value -12.30, with 4.40 for asset returns.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.87, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.79. The receivables turnover for the company is 2.36 and the total asset turnover is 0.93. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.44.