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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) went down by -6.04% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $180.43. The company’s stock price has collected -2.85% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 05/04/22 that Consumers Are Still Spending. Investors Want Assurances.

Is It Worth Investing in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE :SMG) Right Now?

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 11.47 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for SMG is at 1.23. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 11 who provided ratings for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $99.38, which is $17.85 above the current price. SMG currently public float of 40.11M and currently shorts hold a 5.75% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SMG was 564.53K shares.

SMG’s Market Performance

SMG stocks went down by -2.85% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.27% and a quarterly performance of -22.46%, while its annual performance rate touched -53.54%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.94% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.73% for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.76% for SMG stocks with a simple moving average of -34.44% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SMG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SMG stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for SMG by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for SMG in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $92 based on the research report published on July 22nd of the current year 2022.

Wells Fargo, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SMG reach a price target of $85, previously predicting the price at $115. The rating they have provided for SMG stocks is “Equal Weight” according to the report published on June 22nd, 2022.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Neutral” to SMG, setting the target price at $95 in the report published on June 09th of the current year.

SMG Trading at -4.31% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SMG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -54.47% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.73%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.94%, as shares surge +1.08% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -9.74% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SMG fell by -2.85%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -44.62% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $83.66. In addition, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company saw -48.98% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at SMG starting from HAGEDORN JAMES, who sale 60,000 shares at the price of $97.74 back on May 13. After this action, HAGEDORN JAMES now owns 261,816 shares of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, valued at $5,864,220 using the latest closing price.

King James D, the EVP and CCO of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, sale 17,500 shares at $98.42 during a trade that took place back on May 10, which means that King James D is holding 9,760 shares at $1,722,363 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SMG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.09 for the present operating margin
  • +29.60 for the gross margin

The net margin for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stands at +10.49. The total capital return value is set at 24.81, while invested capital returns managed to touch 18.73. Equity return is now at value 41.00, with 7.80 for asset returns.

Based on The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG), the company’s capital structure generated 226.44 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 69.37. Total debt to assets is 52.29, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 220.73. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 67.62.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.57, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 10.05 and the total asset turnover is 1.16. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.77.

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