Wells Fargo raised the price target for the Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ:KDP) stock from “an Equal weight” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on June 29, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on March 19, 2021 by JP Morgan that upgraded the stock from a Neutral to an Overweight with a price target of $39 for KDP stock. The research report from Morgan Stanley has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Equal-Weight, with a price target set at $34. The stock was initiated by Bernstein, who disclosed in a research note on January 20, 2021, to Outperform and set the price objective to $40.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ:KDP) dipped -0.11% to close Friday’s market session at $35.18, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $35.0925 and $35.6118 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 4526992 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 5.11 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.92% within the last five trades and -4.71% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 9.94% in the last 6 months and 0.51% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. KDP stock is trading at a margin of 0.44%, -1.49% and 8.92% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, KDP deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -5.20 percent below its 52-week high and 31.93 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 20.72. 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 Keurig Dr Pepper 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 21.30 percent and the profit margin is 12.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 56.20 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 $49.92 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 Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ:KDP) is 32.79. 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 20.05. 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 4.19 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.06, 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, 6.90 percent of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 45.70 percent are held by financial institutions. Mondelez International, Inc., the Director at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (KDP) has sold 28,000,000 shares of firm on Jun 07 at a price of $35.62 against the total amount of $997.36 million. In another inside trade, Whitmore Justin, Chief Strategy Officer of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ:KDP) bought 9,385 shares of the firm on May 24 for a total worth of $0.35 million at a price of $36.88. An inside trade which took place on May 20, Chief Strategy Officer of Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. Whitmore Justin bought 8,916 shares of firm against total price of $0.32 million at the cost of $36.18 per share.