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DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) Stock: Good news but slow future growth?

H.C. Wainwright lowered the price target for the DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on August 09, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on August 06, 2021 by Barrington Research that reiterated the stock to an Outperform with a price target of $79 for XRAY stock. The research report from Credit Suisse has resumed the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $74. The stock was upgraded by Barrington Research, who disclosed in a research note on March 02, 2021, from Mkt Perform to Outperform and set the price objective to $71. In their research brief published March 02, 2021, H.C. Wainwright analysts reiterated the DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. stock to Neutral with a price target of $60.


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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The share price of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) dipped -0.53% to close Friday’s market session at $58.69, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $58.35 and $59.5998 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 939706 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.29 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -2.65% within the last five trades and -5.03% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 6.03% in the last 6 months and -13.47% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. XRAY stock is trading at a margin of -6.26%, -7.62% and -1.39% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, XRAY deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -15.60 percent below its 52-week high and 41.35 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 26.41. 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 DENTSPLY SIRONA 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 13.20 percent and the profit margin is 9.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 53.80 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 $12.70 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 DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) is 35.00. 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 18.20. 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 3.12 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.53, 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 DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 97.00 percent are held by financial institutions. ALFANO MICHAEL C, the Director at DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY) has sold 4,500 shares of firm on May 25 at a price of $67.49 against the total amount of $0.3 million. In another inside trade, Petersohn Walter, Chief Commercial Officer of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) sold 17,425 shares of the firm on May 25 for a total worth of $1.17 million at a price of $67.40. An inside trade which took place on Mar 17, Director of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. BRANDT ERIC sold 7,600 shares of firm against total price of $0.48 million at the cost of $63.21 per share.

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Peggy Goldman
Peggy Goldman, CFA, is an independent monetary author and speculator. I have worked for both sell-side and purchase side firms (values and fixed salary), with the biggest level of my working time spent in drug tech. Now I am presently viably in a “working retirement”.
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