Morgan Stanley raised the price target for the Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) stock to “an Equal-weight”. The rating was released on March 31, 2021. The research report from Berenberg has initiated the stock to Hold, with a price target set at $62. The stock was upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts, who disclosed in a research note on August 11, 2020, from Sector Perform to Outperform and set the price objective to $59. In their research brief published July 14, 2020, Robert W. Baird analysts upgraded the Graco Inc. stock from Neutral to Outperform with a price target of $58.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) raised 0.09% to close Friday’s market session at $77.68, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $77.65 and $78.51 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 883390 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 534.93K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 2.36% within the last five trades and 5.40% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 3.63% in the last 6 months and 5.83% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. GGG stock is trading at a margin of 4.30%, 3.05% and 9.79% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, GGG deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -2.13 percent below its 52-week high and 63.88 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 41.86. 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 Graco 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 24.90 percent and the profit margin is 21.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 52.20 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 $13.09 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 Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) is 36.92. 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 29.57. 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 7.56 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 9.50, 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, 0.70 percent of Graco Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 87.20 percent are held by financial institutions. MITAU LEE R, the Director at Graco Inc. (GGG) has sold 18,000 shares of firm on Apr 27 at a price of $77.02 against the total amount of $1.39 million. In another inside trade, JOHNSON DALE D, President, Worldwide CED of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) sold 30,703 shares of the firm on Apr 27 for a total worth of $2.37 million at a price of $77.14. An inside trade which took place on Apr 26, Director of Graco Inc. GILLIGAN J KEVIN sold 18,000 shares of firm against total price of $1.39 million at the cost of $77.02 per share.