The stock price of Kenvue Inc (NYSE: KVUE) has surged by 0.36 when compared to previous closing price of 19.61, but the company has seen a 2.77% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-09 that At first glance, the proposal to dive into safe stocks to buy might appear overly conservative. As NPR recently pointed out, the U.S. GDP grew 4.9% in the third quarter, catalyzed by stronger-than-expected consumer spending.
Is It Worth Investing in Kenvue Inc (NYSE: KVUE) Right Now?
The price-to-earnings ratio for Kenvue Inc (NYSE: KVUE) is above average at 23.89x. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”
The average price estimated by analysts for KVUE is $23.67, which is $3.99 above than the current price. The public float for KVUE is 1.73B, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.14% of that float. The average trading volume of KVUE on November 20, 2023 was 39.61M shares.
KVUE’s Market Performance
KVUE stock saw a decrease of 2.77% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -0.81% and a quarterly a decrease of -14.06%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.51%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.21% for Kenvue Inc (KVUE). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 2.25% for KVUE stock, with a simple moving average of -14.75% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of KVUE
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KVUE stocks, with Piper Sandler repeating the rating for KVUE by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for KVUE in the upcoming period, according to Piper Sandler is $20 based on the research report published on November 17, 2023 of the current year 2023.
KVUE Trading at -1.32% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought KVUE to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -29.20% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.21%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.51%, as shares sank -0.30% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.61% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, KVUE rose by +2.77%, in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $19.24. In addition, Kenvue Inc saw -26.84% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KVUE starting from ALLISON RICHARD E JR, who purchase 5,598 shares at the price of $22.96 back on Aug 30. After this action, ALLISON RICHARD E JR now owns 25,598 shares of Kenvue Inc, valued at $128,524 using the latest closing price.
ALLISON RICHARD E JR, the Director of Kenvue Inc, purchase 20,000 shares at $26.26 during a trade that took place back on May 11, which means that ALLISON RICHARD E JR is holding 20,000 shares at $525,232 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for KVUE
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +18.21 for the present operating margin
- +55.64 for the gross margin
The net margin for Kenvue Inc stands at +13.98. The total capital return value is set at 13.33, while invested capital returns managed to touch 10.27.
Based on Kenvue Inc (KVUE), the company’s capital structure generated 0.58 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 0.58. Total debt to assets is 0.42, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 0.40. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 0.40.
The receivables turnover for the company is 7.12 and the total asset turnover is 0.54. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.50.
In summary, Kenvue Inc (KVUE) has had a bad performance as of late. Analysts have bullish 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.