Loop Capital raised the price target for the Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on January 28, 2021. The research report from Stephens has initiated the stock to Overweight, with a price target set at $17.50. The stock was initiated by JP Morgan, who disclosed in a research note on October 27, 2020, to Overweight and set the price objective to $21. In their research brief published October 27, 2020, Guggenheim analysts initiated the Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. stock to Buy with a price target of $17.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $1.09 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.52, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.57, which implies that the company surprised the market by 109.60%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Apr 2021) is $0.48. This is an average of 8 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.59 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.37. According to 8 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $1.3B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $1.33B and a low estimate of $1.28B.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO) dipped -1.22% to close Tuesday’s market session at $30.80, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $29.1601 and $31.23 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3485792 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.88 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -2.00% within the last five trades and -2.84% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 109.52% in the last 6 months and 35.38% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. ASO stock is trading at a margin of -0.90%, 11.38% and 42.23% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, ASO deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -8.71 percent below its 52-week high and 155.60 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 157.76. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 7.50 percent and the profit margin is 5.40 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 30.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $2.89 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO) is 8.80. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 9.61. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.51 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.50, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 1.90 percent of Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 91.10 percent are held by financial institutions. KKR 2006 Allstar Blocker L.P., the 10% Owner at Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. (ASO) has sold 7,794,640 shares of firm on Apr 07 at a price of $28.48 against the total amount of $221.99 million. In another inside trade, KKR Group Partnership L.P., 10% Owner of Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:ASO) sold 7,794,640 shares of the firm on Apr 07 for a total worth of $221.99 million at a price of $28.48. An inside trade which took place on Mar 31, SVP & CHRO of Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc. Ennis William S. sold 238,094 shares of firm against total price of $6.07 million at the cost of $25.50 per share.