BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (BJ) Beta Value: Understanding the Market Risk

The price-to-earnings ratio for BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE: BJ) is above average at 19.33x. The 36-month beta value for BJ is also noteworthy at 0.26. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for BJ is 131.93M, and at present, short sellers hold a 6.77% of that float. The average trading volume of BJ on April 03, 2024 was 1.36M shares.

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BJ) stock’s latest price update

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE: BJ)’s stock price has increased by 0.39 compared to its previous closing price of 74.64. Fox Business reported 2024-03-27 that Sam’s Club and Costco rival BJ’s Wholesale Club said it will open new locations in four states this year. Each will hire about 150 employees, according to the company.

BJ’s Market Performance

BJ’s stock has fallen by 0.00% in the past week, with a monthly rise of 4.84% and a quarterly rise of 12.41%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.97% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.89% for BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -0.41% for BJ’s stock, with a 10.39% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BJ

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BJ stocks, with Gordon Haskett repeating the rating for BJ by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for BJ in the upcoming period, according to Gordon Haskett is $70 based on the research report published on February 07, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Wells Fargo, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BJ reach a price target of $70, previously predicting the price at $73. The rating they have provided for BJ stocks is “Equal Weight” according to the report published on January 04th, 2024.

BJ Trading at 6.09% 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 -5.12% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.89%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.97%, as shares surge +5.40% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +14.07% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BJ remain unchanged, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +20.47% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $75.43. In addition, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc saw 12.41% 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 BJ starting from Baldwin Christopher J, who sale 73,062 shares at the price of $73.95 back on Mar 11 ’24. After this action, Baldwin Christopher J now owns 173,294 shares of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc, valued at $5,403,182 using the latest closing price.

Werner William C., the EVP, Strategy & Development of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc, sale 25,000 shares at $77.73 during a trade that took place back on Mar 07 ’24, which means that Werner William C. is holding 29,357 shares at $1,943,243 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BJ

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.04 for the present operating margin
  • 0.18 for the gross margin

The net margin for BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc stands at 0.03. The total capital return value is set at 0.19. Equity return is now at value 41.80, with 8.04 for asset returns.

Based on BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (BJ), the company’s capital structure generated 0.38 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.82. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.6. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 12.53.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.05 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 2.84. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.65. The receivables turnover for the company is 85.06for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 2.99. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.73.

Conclusion

In summary, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (BJ) has had a better performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing 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.

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