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Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Just Got Our Attention

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Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) went down by -6.70% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $73.23. The company’s stock price has collected -1.99% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 7 hours ago that BIG LOTS PROVIDES LONG-TERM GROWTH AND MARGIN OUTLOOK AND Q4 BUSINESS UPDATE

Is It Worth Investing in Big Lots Inc. (NYSE :BIG) Right Now?

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.52 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for BIG is at 2.20. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 10 who provided ratings for Big Lots Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $49.56, which is $3.22 above the current price. BIG currently public float of 29.97M and currently shorts hold a 20.71% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of BIG was 816.42K shares.

BIG’s Market Performance

BIG stocks went down by -1.99% for the week, with a monthly jump of 3.99% and a quarterly performance of 3.00%, while its annual performance rate touched 0.17%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.34% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.65% for Big Lots Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 4.08% for BIG stocks with a simple moving average of -16.60% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BIG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BIG stocks, with Goldman repeating the rating for BIG by listing it as a “Sell.” The predicted price for BIG in the upcoming period, according to Goldman is $43 based on the research report published on December 14th of the previous year 2021.

Piper Sandler, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BIG reach a price target of $50, previously predicting the price at $60. The rating they have provided for BIG stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on September 21st, 2021.

Goldman gave a rating of “Neutral” to BIG, setting the target price at $58 in the report published on August 30th of the previous year.

BIG Trading at 0.98% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BIG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -36.72% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.65%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.34%, as shares surge +3.44% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.68% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BIG fell by -1.99%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -33.83% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $44.60. In addition, Big Lots Inc. saw 2.86% 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 BIG starting from Schlonsky Michael Allen, who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $61.27 back on Jul 21. After this action, Schlonsky Michael Allen now owns 65,951 shares of Big Lots Inc., valued at $122,540 using the latest closing price.

Robins Ronald A Jr, the Executive Vice President of Big Lots Inc., sale 10,000 shares at $67.50 during a trade that took place back on Apr 09, which means that Robins Ronald A Jr is holding 42,822 shares at $675,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BIG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +6.44 for the present operating margin
  • +38.05 for the gross margin

The net margin for Big Lots Inc. stands at +10.15. The total capital return value is set at 14.78, while invested capital returns managed to touch 25.45. Equity return is now at value 19.00, with 5.70 for asset returns.

Based on Big Lots Inc. (BIG), the company’s capital structure generated 136.66 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 57.75. Total debt to assets is 43.25, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 117.59. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 49.68.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.44, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.50. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.58.

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