The stock price of Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF) has jumped by 8.01 compared to previous close of 3.62. Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 11.08% in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-14 that Although the general concept of stock picks for contrarian investors may be universally appealing, when it comes to the most extreme examples, most investors should probably stay away. Basically, while the rewards for when the stars align can be enormously high, they rarely align.
Is It Worth Investing in Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF) Right Now?
The price-to-earnings ratio for Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF) is above average at 28.73x, while the 36-month beta value is 1.31.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 7 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price point forecasted by analysts for Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc (WOOF) is $6.17, which is $2.26 above the current market price. The public float for WOOF is 150.22M, and currently, short sellers hold a 14.43% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of WOOF on November 20, 2023 was 5.17M shares.
WOOF’s Market Performance
WOOF’s stock has seen a 11.08% increase for the week, with a 13.01% rise in the past month and a -41.64% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 6.60%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 6.54% for Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 11.21% for WOOF’s stock, with a simple moving average of -48.63% for the last 200 days.
WOOF Trading at 4.24% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought WOOF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -68.91% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 6.54%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.60%, as shares surge +13.66% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -20.53% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WOOF rose by +11.08%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -68.13% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $3.54. In addition, Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc saw -58.76% 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 WOOF starting from COUGHLIN RON, who purchase 61,040 shares at the price of $8.27 back on Mar 28. After this action, COUGHLIN RON now owns 618,317 shares of Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc, valued at $504,801 using the latest closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WOOF
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +4.36 for the present operating margin
- +40.35 for the gross margin
The net margin for Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc stands at +1.50. The total capital return value is set at 4.87, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.78. Equity return is now at value 1.54, with 0.55 for asset returns.
Based on Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc (WOOF), the company’s capital structure generated 131.54 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 56.81. Total debt to assets is 44.26, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 117.58. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 50.78.
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 0.52. The receivables turnover for the company is 102.39 and the total asset turnover is 0.86. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.99.
In a nutshell, Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc (WOOF) has experienced a mixed performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. 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.