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Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF)?

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE:CLF) went up by 0.17% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $26.51. The company’s stock price has collected 7.21% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 01/05/22 that Thinking about buying stock in Lixte Biotechnology, Data Storage, Castlight Health, Cleveland-Cliffs, or Caladrius Biosciences?

Is It Worth Investing in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE :CLF) Right Now?

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE:CLF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 6.01 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CLF is at 2.15. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $29.73, which is $6.39 above the current price. CLF currently public float of 455.42M and currently shorts hold a 8.98% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CLF was 19.68M shares.

CLF’s Market Performance

CLF stocks went up by 7.21% for the week, with a monthly jump of 9.27% and a quarterly performance of 13.14%, while its annual performance rate touched 29.38%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.87% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.31% for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.36% for CLF stocks with a simple moving average of 9.70% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CLF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CLF stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for CLF by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for CLF in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $30 based on the research report published on November 17th of the previous year 2021.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CLF reach a price target of $24, previously predicting the price at $26. The rating they have provided for CLF stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 06th, 2021.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Equal-Weight” to CLF, setting the target price at $26 in the report published on August 11th of the previous year.

CLF Trading at 8.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CLF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.96% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.31%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.87%, as shares surge +11.04% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.89% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CLF rose by +7.21%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +53.86% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.08. In addition, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. saw 7.21% 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 CLF starting from Fisher Robert P Jr, who purchase 5,000 shares at the price of $19.92 back on Dec 13. After this action, Fisher Robert P Jr now owns 179,264 shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., valued at $99,598 using the latest closing price.

MICHAEL RALPH S III, the Director of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., purchase 10,000 shares at $20.11 during a trade that took place back on Dec 10, which means that MICHAEL RALPH S III is holding 147,136 shares at $201,060 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CLF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +3.00 for the present operating margin
  • +6.98 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. stands at -2.35. The total capital return value is set at 2.72, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.22. Equity return is now at value 74.20, with 12.40 for asset returns.

Based on Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF), the company’s capital structure generated 217.31 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 68.48. Total debt to assets is 35.71, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 289.64. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 66.84.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.02, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.48. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.78 and the total asset turnover is 0.51. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.81.

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