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SM Energy Company (SM) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

The stock price of SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) has dropped by -4.59 compared to previous close of 28.77. Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 2.12% in its stock price over the last five trading days.

Is It Worth Investing in SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) Right Now?

SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 2.69x. and a 36-month beta value of 4.41. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 5 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 7 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for SM Energy Company (SM) by analysts is $40.77, which is $13.28 above the current market price. The public float for SM is 118.43M, and at present, short sellers hold a 5.40% of that float. On May 26, 2023, the average trading volume of SM was 1.95M shares.

SM’s Market Performance

SM stock saw an increase of 2.12% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 4.73% and a quarterly increase of -8.04%. The volatility ratio for the week is 4.24%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 4.35% for SM Energy Company (SM). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 2.62% for SM’s stock, with a simple moving average of -23.12% for the last 200 days.

SM Trading at -0.62% 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 -50.06% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.35%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.24%, as shares surge +2.23% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.02% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SM rose by +2.12%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -26.96% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $26.78. In addition, SM Energy Company saw -21.19% 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 SM starting from Vogel Herbert S, who purchase 1,000 shares at the price of $25.63 back on Mar 15. After this action, Vogel Herbert S now owns 406,063 shares of SM Energy Company, valued at $25,630 using the latest closing price.

Vogel Herbert S, the President & CEO of SM Energy Company, purchase 1,000 shares at $29.15 during a trade that took place back on Mar 09, which means that Vogel Herbert S is holding 405,063 shares at $29,150 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +58.16 for the present operating margin
  • +61.68 for the gross margin

The net margin for SM Energy Company stands at +33.11. The total capital return value is set at 44.09, while invested capital returns managed to touch 25.14. Equity return is now at value 43.40, with 22.40 for asset returns.

Based on SM Energy Company (SM), the company’s capital structure generated 52.05 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 34.23. Total debt to assets is 27.67, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 51.72. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 34.02.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.51, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.29. The receivables turnover for the company is 13.98 and the total asset turnover is 0.60. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.23.


To sum up, SM Energy Company (SM) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.