Big Lots Inc (BIG) Stock Showcases -4.91% 20-Day Moving Average

In the past week, BIG stock has gone up by 8.22%, with a monthly decline of -24.62% and a quarterly plunge of -50.56%. The volatility ratio for the week is 6.83%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 9.37% for Big Lots Inc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -4.91% for BIG stock, with a simple moving average of -35.58% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Big Lots Inc (NYSE: BIG) Right Now?

The 36-month beta value for BIG is also noteworthy at 2.35. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 rating it as “overweight,” 6 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for BIG is 26.51M, and at present, short sellers hold a 25.89% of that float. The average trading volume of BIG on April 04, 2024 was 1.50M shares.

BIG) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of Big Lots Inc (NYSE: BIG) has plunged by -2.95 when compared to previous closing price of 4.07, but the company has seen a 8.22% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-03 that Big Lots’ (BIG) launch of Asia-based buying offices represents a strategic leap forward in its quest to offer customers unparalleled value and variety.

Analysts’ Opinion of BIG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BIG stocks, with Loop Capital repeating the rating for BIG by listing it as a “Sell.” The predicted price for BIG in the upcoming period, according to Loop Capital is $1 based on the research report published on February 12, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Telsey Advisory Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BIG reach a price target of $7, previously predicting the price at $6. The rating they have provided for BIG stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on December 12th, 2023.

Telsey Advisory Group gave a rating of “Market Perform” to BIG, setting the target price at $5.50 in the report published on November 28th of the previous year.

BIG Trading at -17.80% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BIG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -67.81% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 9.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.83%, as shares sank -23.60% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -37.10% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BIG rose by +8.22%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -53.42% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $4.09. In addition, Big Lots Inc saw -49.29% 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 BIG starting from McCormick Christopher J, who purchase 12,000 shares at the price of $6.29 back on Dec 01 ’23. After this action, McCormick Christopher J now owns 50,733 shares of Big Lots Inc, valued at $75,480 using the latest closing price.

Robins Ronald A Jr, the Executive Vice President of Big Lots Inc, purchase 10,000 shares at $5.00 during a trade that took place back on Jun 01 ’23, which means that Robins Ronald A Jr is holding 169,897 shares at $50,050 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for BIG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -0.08 for the present operating margin
  • 0.35 for the gross margin

The net margin for Big Lots Inc stands at -0.1. The total capital return value is set at -0.16. Equity return is now at value -91.93, with -13.74 for asset returns.

Based on Big Lots Inc (BIG), the company’s capital structure generated 0.7 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at -0.39. The debt to equity ratio resting at 2.28. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is -8.67.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is -455.32 million with net debt to EBITDA at -4.58. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.49. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.31.

Conclusion

In summary, Big Lots Inc (BIG) has had a bad 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.

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