Scotiabank raised the price target for the Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) stock from “a Sector perform” to “a Sector outperform”. The rating was released on June 21, 2021. The research report from Goldman has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy, with a price target set at $148. The stock was downgraded by Tudor Pickering, who disclosed in a research note on May 03, 2021, from Buy to Hold and set the price objective to $117.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) raised 3.08% to close Friday’s market session at $114.95, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $112.79 and $115.37 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 719811 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 721.67K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -1.68% within the last five trades and -9.30% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 6.82% in the last 6 months and 2.42% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. EMN stock is trading at a margin of -2.43%, -5.82% and 8.24% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, EMN deals in the Basic Materials domain. The stock is trading -11.90 percent below its 52-week high and 69.83 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 43.82. 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 Eastman Chemical Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 8.80 percent and the profit margin is 5.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 23.10 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 $15.72 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 Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) is 31.89. 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 12.56. 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 1.82 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.51, 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, 0.40 percent of Eastman Chemical Company shares are owned by insiders, and 87.30 percent are held by financial institutions. Stuckey Perry, the SVP, Chf HR Ofcr at Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) has sold 6,305 shares of firm on Jun 01 at a price of $130.03 against the total amount of $0.82 million. In another inside trade, Stuckey Perry, SVP, Chf HR Ofcr of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) sold 12,231 shares of the firm on May 17 for a total worth of $1.59 million at a price of $130.01. An inside trade which took place on May 13, CAO & Controller of Eastman Chemical Company King Scott V. sold 12,588 shares of firm against total price of $1.59 million at the cost of $126.00 per share.