GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) Stock: A Closer Look at the Analyst Ratings

Additionally, the 36-month beta value for EAF is 1.16. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for EAF is 193.21M and currently, short sellers hold a 7.27% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of EAF on April 03, 2024 was 3.47M shares.

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EAF) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF) has surged by 5.40 when compared to previous closing price of 1.39, but the company has seen a 15.35% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-02-14 that GrafTech International (EAF) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.27 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.21. This compares to earnings of $0.17 per share a year ago.

EAF’s Market Performance

EAF’s stock has risen by 15.35% in the past week, with a monthly drop of -12.28% and a quarterly drop of -29.23%. The volatility ratio for the week is 8.49% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 8.62% for GrafTech International Ltd. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -7.54% for EAF’s stock, with a -50.62% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of EAF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for EAF stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for EAF by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for EAF in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $2 based on the research report published on January 16, 2024 of the current year 2024.

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see EAF reach a price target of $7, previously predicting the price at $10. The rating they have provided for EAF stocks is “Sector Perform” according to the report published on July 13th, 2022.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to EAF, setting the target price at $10 in the report published on June 07th of the previous year.

EAF Trading at -1.90% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought EAF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -72.44% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 8.62%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 8.49%, as shares sank -15.70% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.84% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, EAF rose by +14.17%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -70.82% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.5710. In addition, GrafTech International Ltd. saw -33.11% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at EAF starting from BCP GP Ltd, who sale 3,922,786 shares at the price of $2.20 back on Jan 02 ’24. After this action, BCP GP Ltd now owns 23,352,826 shares of GrafTech International Ltd., valued at $8,630,129 using the latest closing price.

BCP GP Ltd, the Former 10% Owner of GrafTech International Ltd., sale 3,922,786 shares at $2.20 during a trade that took place back on Jan 02 ’24, which means that BCP GP Ltd is holding 23,352,826 shares at $8,630,129 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for EAF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -0.1 for the present operating margin
  • 0.02 for the gross margin

The net margin for GrafTech International Ltd. stands at -0.41. The total capital return value is set at -0.06. Equity return is now at value -122.73, with -17.65 for asset returns.

Based on GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF), the company’s capital structure generated 0.92 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.08. The debt to equity ratio resting at 11.86. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is -1.06.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 4.02 million with net debt to EBITDA at -107.65. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.82. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.77for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.48. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.54.

Conclusion

In conclusion, GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) has seen bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it 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.

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