Weekly Performance Analysis for Sierra Metals Inc. (SMTS)

Sierra Metals Inc. (AMEX:SMTS) saw an upside of 25.52% on Friday at $2.26 after adding $0.46. The 5-day average trading volume is 329,197 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $2.2000 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 331,589 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 353,668.

SMTS’s 1-month performance is -19.64% or -$0.0200 on its low of $1.7000 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $1.42 and high of $3.92, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 04/30/21. YTD, SMTS has lost -45.78% or -$1.1300 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -42.36%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 61.02 and a low of 7.826. SMTS stock has a beta of 0.00. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.99 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.44.

The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $81.58 million against revenue of $246.89 million.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is -13.96.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected SMTS to announce $0.05 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.06, representing a 20.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $37.16 million. SMTS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 210.82 million, with total debt at $93.32 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Sierra Metals Inc. (SMTS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 30 September was 65.21% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 111.43%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $1.9200, reflecting a +19.02% or $0.3500 change from its current price. SMTS is currently trading +2.34% above its 20-day SMA, -35.01% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -20.65% and -31.99% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 49.18% and 36.36% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.1258. The RSI (14) points at 56.32%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 98.00% with the period’s ATR at 0.1240. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.0322 and 0.0293 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Sierra Metals Inc. (AMEX: SMTS), CIBC launched coverage with a Sector outperform rating. Analysts offering their rating for SMTS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate SMTS as a “sell,”, while 1 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.


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