Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) Stock: Understanding the Volatility

In the past week, TMO stock has gone up by 1.26%, with a monthly decline of -0.97% and a quarterly surge of 5.85%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.37%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.50% for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.47% for TMO’s stock, with a 9.51% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is 37.28x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for TMO is 0.80. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 6 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 8 as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for TMO is 380.59M and currently, short sellers hold a 0.90% of that float. On April 04, 2024, TMO’s average trading volume was 1.59M shares.

TMO) stock’s latest price update

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO)’s stock price has soared by 0.78 in relation to previous closing price of 571.56. Nevertheless, the company has seen a gain of 1.26% in its stock price over the last five trading days. CNBC Television reported 2024-04-03 that The Investment Committee gives you their top stocks to watch for the second half.

Analysts’ Opinion of TMO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for TMO stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for TMO by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for TMO in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $620 based on the research report published on March 18, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see TMO reach a price target of $555, previously predicting the price at $475. The rating they have provided for TMO stocks is “Equal Weight” according to the report published on January 24th, 2024.

TMO Trading at 1.62% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought TMO to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.61% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.50%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.37%, as shares sank -1.47% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.09% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, TMO rose by +1.26%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +7.64% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $584.19. In addition, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. saw 8.52% 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 TMO starting from CASPER MARC N, who sale 10,000 shares at the price of $594.58 back on Mar 13 ’24. After this action, CASPER MARC N now owns 123,816 shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., valued at $5,945,759 using the latest closing price.

Britt Lisa P., the Sr. VP and Chief HR Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., sale 14,345 shares at $598.90 during a trade that took place back on Mar 12 ’24, which means that Britt Lisa P. is holding 17,323 shares at $8,591,220 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for TMO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.16 for the present operating margin
  • 0.41 for the gross margin

The net margin for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. stands at 0.14. The total capital return value is set at 0.08. Equity return is now at value 13.22, with 6.12 for asset returns.

Based on Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO), the company’s capital structure generated 0.43 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.24. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.75. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 11.53.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 10.72 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 2.59. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.75. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.21for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.43. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.75.


To wrap up, the performance of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) has been mixed in recent times. The stock has received a bullish of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. 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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