Wolfe Research raised the price target for the The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) stock to “an Underperform”. The rating was released on August 17, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on June 07, 2021 by Morgan Stanley that downgraded the stock from an Equal-weight to an Underweight with a price target of $85 for PGR stock. The research report from Raymond James has downgraded the stock from Strong Buy to Outperform, with a price target set at $115. In their research brief published January 08, 2021, Goldman analysts downgraded the The Progressive Corporation stock from Neutral to Sell with a price target of $90.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) raised 0.01% to close Thursday’s market session at $96.23, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $95.75 and $96.47 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2650833 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.95 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.03% within the last five trades and 1.81% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 11.96% in the last 6 months and -2.95% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. PGR stock is trading at a margin of -0.08%, 0.04% and 2.18% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, PGR deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -10.55 percent below its 52-week high and 16.94 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 2.54. 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 The Progressive Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 15.60 percent and the profit margin is 11.90 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 $55.52 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 The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) is 10.35. 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 18.43. 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 1.22 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.09, 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 The Progressive Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 85.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Bailo Karen, the Commercial Lines President at The Progressive Corporation (PGR) has sold 6,326 shares of firm on Aug 19 at a price of $95.95 against the total amount of $0.61 million. In another inside trade, Sauerland John P, VP and Chief Financial Officer of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) sold 12,000 shares of the firm on Aug 19 for a total worth of $1.15 million at a price of $95.47. An inside trade which took place on Aug 19, Chief Marketing Officer of The Progressive Corporation Charney M Jeffrey sold 14,300 shares of firm against total price of $1.37 million at the cost of $95.89 per share.