The stock of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ) has increased by 2.55 when compared to last closing price of 69.38. Despite this, the company has experienced a 6.37% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. MarketBeat reported 2023-08-24 that One thing is clear from the Q2 retail earnings and guidance. There are winners and losers in the space, and the membership clubs are an area of strength.
Is It Worth Investing in BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ) Right Now?
BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 19.03x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 0.45. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 11 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 10 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price point forecasted by analysts for BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) is $76.05, which is $7.06 above the current market price. The public float for BJ is 132.40M, and currently, short sellers hold a 7.23% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of BJ on September 19, 2023 was 1.90M shares.
BJ’s Market Performance
The stock of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) has seen a 6.37% increase in the past week, with a 3.76% rise in the past month, and a 16.51% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.17%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.37% for BJ. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 6.55% for BJ’s stock, with a 2.41% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of BJ
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BJ stocks, with TD Cowen repeating the rating for BJ by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for BJ in the upcoming period, according to TD Cowen is $80 based on the research report published on September 14, 2023 of the current year 2023.
BJ Trading at 7.05% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought BJ to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.52% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.17%, as shares surge +2.65% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.61% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, BJ rose by +6.37%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $66.87. In addition, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. saw 7.54% 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 BJ starting from Eddy Robert W., who sale 19,509 shares at the price of $70.41 back on Sep 18. After this action, Eddy Robert W. now owns 219,158 shares of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc., valued at $1,373,606 using the latest closing price.
Werner William C., the EVP, Strategy & Development of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc., sale 3,799 shares at $70.65 during a trade that took place back on Sep 18, which means that Werner William C. is holding 31,081 shares at $268,414 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for BJ
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +4.01 for the present operating margin
- +17.72 for the gross margin
The net margin for BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. stands at +2.66. The total capital return value is set at 19.94, while invested capital returns managed to touch 14.58. Equity return is now at value 46.60, with 7.80 for asset returns.
Based on BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ), the company’s capital structure generated 297.69 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.85. Total debt to assets is 49.08, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 242.07. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 60.87.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.64, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.25. The receivables turnover for the company is 93.38 and the total asset turnover is 3.21. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.67.
To put it simply, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) has had a better performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.