The price-to-earnings ratio for SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM) is above average at 5.54x. The 36-month beta value for SM is also noteworthy at 4.20. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 7 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for SM is $49.86, which is $11.96 above than the current price. The public float for SM is 114.16M, and at present, short sellers hold a 5.25% of that float. The average trading volume of SM on November 16, 2023 was 1.64M shares.

SM) stock’s latest price update

SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM)’s stock price has decreased by -1.17 compared to its previous closing price of 38.35. However, the company has seen a 4.21% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-11-09 that We have screened value stocks GIII, TITN, SM, CNC and AIR based on the EV-to-EBITDA ratio, which offers a clearer picture of valuation and earnings potential.

SM’s Market Performance

SM’s stock has risen by 4.21% in the past week, with a monthly drop of -9.91% and a quarterly drop of -5.98%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.34% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 3.27% for SM Energy Co The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -5.01% for SM’s stock, with a 13.35% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

SM Trading at -4.58% 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 -21.19% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.27%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.34%, as shares sank -10.15% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -10.76% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SM rose by +4.21%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +15.30% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $39.69. In addition, SM Energy Co saw 8.81% 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 SM starting from Quintana Julio M, who sale 44,000 shares at the price of $42.06 back on Aug 30. After this action, Quintana Julio M now owns 89,028 shares of SM Energy Co, valued at $1,850,640 using the latest closing price.

PERU RAMIRO G, the Director of SM Energy Co, sale 15,670 shares at $41.14 during a trade that took place back on Aug 29, which means that PERU RAMIRO G is holding 73,685 shares at $644,664 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for SM Energy Co 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 26.44, with 14.14 for asset returns.

Based on SM Energy Co (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 2.31, 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.


In summary, SM Energy Co (SM) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing 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.