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We Analyzed the Future Direction of PBF Energy Inc. (PBF), Here is What We Found

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) went up by 0.55% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $44.12. The company’s stock price has collected 11.60% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE :PBF) Right Now?

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 2.90 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for PBF is at 2.19. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for PBF Energy Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 8 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $38.31, which is $4.57 above the current price. PBF currently public float of 107.72M and currently shorts hold a 11.00% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PBF was 3.33M shares.

PBF’s Market Performance

PBF stocks went up by 11.60% for the week, with a monthly jump of 12.06% and a quarterly performance of 11.91%, while its annual performance rate touched 254.63%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.68% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.60% for PBF Energy Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 13.98% for PBF stocks with a simple moving average of 46.17% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PBF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PBF stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for PBF by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for PBF in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $57 based on the research report published on June 14th of the current year 2022.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PBF reach a price target of $34. The rating they have provided for PBF stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on May 17th, 2022.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to PBF, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on April 21st of the current year.

PBF Trading at 1.36% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PBF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.88% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.60%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.68%, as shares surge +15.21% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.75% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PBF rose by +12.78%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +106.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $28.90. In addition, PBF Energy Inc. saw 150.73% 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 PBF starting from Control Empresarial de Capital, who sale 538,500 shares at the price of $37.41 back on Jun 03. After this action, Control Empresarial de Capital now owns 11,745,500 shares of PBF Energy Inc., valued at $20,147,816 using the latest closing price.

Control Empresarial de Capital, the Add’l Rep. Persons-see Ex.99-1 of PBF Energy Inc., sale 1,245,183 shares at $35.16 during a trade that took place back on Jun 02, which means that Control Empresarial de Capital is holding 12,284,000 shares at $43,785,989 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PBF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +2.61 for the present operating margin
  • +3.51 for the gross margin

The net margin for PBF Energy Inc. stands at +0.85. Equity return is now at value 64.60, with 11.20 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.38.

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