Mizuho raised the price target for the AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on December 17, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on December 14, 2021 by Wolfe Research that upgraded the stock from a Peer perform to an Outperform with a price target of $166 for AME stock. The research report from Loop Capital has initiated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $75.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME) dipped -1.75% to close Friday’s market session at $141.54, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $139.625 and $143.30 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 938104 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 892.65K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.59% within the last five trades and -1.90% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 6.37% in the last 6 months and 10.29% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. AME stock is trading at a margin of -1.39%, -0.15% and 4.53% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, AME deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -4.41 percent below its 52-week high and 32.33 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 18.35. 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 AMETEK 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 23.80 percent and the profit margin is 17.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 34.70 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 $33.38 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 AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME) is 35.41. 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 26.52. 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 6.37 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 4.99, 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, 0.30 percent of AMETEK Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 89.30 percent are held by financial institutions. Kohlhagen Steven W, the Director at AMETEK Inc. (AME) has sold 1,500 shares of firm on Dec 02 at a price of $137.75 against the total amount of $0.21 million. In another inside trade, Kohlhagen Steven W, Director of AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME) sold 1,500 shares of the firm on Dec 01 for a total worth of $0.21 million at a price of $139.29. An inside trade which took place on Nov 16, SR. VP. – COMPTROLLER of AMETEK Inc. MONTGOMERY THOMAS M sold 5,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.71 million at the cost of $142.12 per share.