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Wall Street Pummels SM Energy Company (SM) After Recent Earnings Report

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SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) went down by -3.75% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $32.07. The company’s stock price has collected 0.07% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/22/21 that SM Energy Declares Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for SM is at 5.82. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 14 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 $29.25, which is -$1.48 below the current price. SM currently public float of 106.33M and currently shorts hold a 9.47% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SM was 2.71M shares.

SM’s Market Performance

SM stocks went up by 0.07% for the week, with a monthly jump of 42.14% and a quarterly performance of 39.72%, while its annual performance rate touched 1623.98%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.34% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.24% for SM Energy Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 15.00% for SM stocks with a simple moving average of 67.06% 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 “Overweight.” The predicted price for SM in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $27 based on the research report published on September 15th of the current year 2021.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SM reach a price target of $27, previously predicting the price at $18. The rating they have provided for SM stocks is “Sector Perform” according to the report published on June 10th, 2021.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to SM, setting the target price at $21 in the report published on March 09th of the current year.

SM Trading at 38.89% 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 -8.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.24%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.34%, as shares surge +45.51% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +57.48% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SM rose by +0.07%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +389.70% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $26.10. In addition, SM Energy Company saw 381.70% 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 Knott Kenneth J., who sale 12,257 shares at the price of $25.00 back on Jun 23. After this action, Knott Kenneth J. now owns 60,930 shares of SM Energy Company, valued at $306,425 using the latest closing price.

Knott Kenneth J., the SVP – Bus Dev & Land of SM Energy Company, sale 1,714 shares at $22.50 during a trade that took place back on Jun 01, which means that Knott Kenneth J. is holding 73,187 shares at $38,565 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
  • -13.13 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 -39.20, 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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