SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) went down by -2.56% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $43.69. The company’s stock price has collected -12.42% of loss in the last five trading sessions.
Is It Worth Investing in SM Energy Company (NYSE :SM) Right Now?
SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 14.84 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for SM is at 5.20. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for SM Energy Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $56.90, which is $23.38 above the current price. SM currently public float of 120.20M and currently shorts hold a 3.82% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SM was 2.60M shares.
SM’s Market Performance
SM stocks went down by -12.42% for the week, with a monthly drop of -19.19% and a quarterly performance of -5.58%, while its annual performance rate touched 103.94%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 8.53% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.74% for SM Energy Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -11.08% for SM stocks with a simple moving average of 6.76% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of SM
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SM stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for SM by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for SM in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $42 based on the research report published on January 05th of the current year 2022.
Cowen, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SM reach a price target of $42, previously predicting the price at $34.25. The rating they have provided for SM stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on December 10th, 2021.
Raymond James gave a rating of “Outperform” to SM, setting the target price at $45 in the report published on October 26th of the previous year.
SM Trading at -14.05% 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 -24.15% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 6.74%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.53%, as shares sank -21.17% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -13.70% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, SM fell by -12.42%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +77.12% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $36.83. In addition, SM Energy Company saw 12.42% 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 SM starting from Whitcomb David J., who sale 44,771 shares at the price of $41.79 back on Apr 18. After this action, Whitcomb David J. now owns 39,925 shares of SM Energy Company, valued at $1,871,085 using the latest closing price.
Whitcomb David J., the VP – Marketing of SM Energy Company, sale 9,254 shares at $39.45 during a trade that took place back on Mar 21, which means that Whitcomb David J. is holding 84,696 shares at $365,070 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for SM
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +42.35 for the present operating margin
- +48.37 for the gross margin
The net margin for SM Energy Company stands at +1.38. Equity return is now at value 18.30, with 6.50 for asset returns.
The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.69.