This Insider Sold 2681.0 Shares In Warrior Met Coal Inc. (HCC)

Warrior Met Coal Inc. (NYSE:HCC) saw an upside of 9.54% to close Friday at $25.49 after adding $2.22 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 879,680 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $25.76 in the past week and touched a new high 4 times within the past 5 days. An average of 920,440 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 918,818.

HCC’s 1-month performance is 10.87% or $2.50 on its low of $21.19 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $13.03 and high of $26.79, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/10/21. YTD, HCC has achieved 19.56% or $4.17 and has reached a new high 6 times. However, the current price is down -4.85%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 07, 25 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Warrior Met Coal Inc. (HCC). Gant Kelli K. (Chief Administrative Officer) most recently sold 2,681 shares at $25.00 per share on Sep 07. This transaction cost the insider $67,025. Chief Executive Officer, SCHELLER WALTER J, sold 8,730 shares at a price of $25.00 on Sep 07. Then, on Feb 23, Chief Administrative Officer Gant Kelli K. sold 3,283 shares at a price of $25.00 per share. This transaction amounted to $82,075.

Valuation Metrics

Warrior Met Coal Inc. (HCC) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.52 for the broader industry and 13.01 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 58.35 and a low of 1.430. HCC stock has a beta of 1.13. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.61 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.88, with the price to cash flow ratio at 10.23.

Warrior Met Coal Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.78%. HCC’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 16, when it paid $0.05 a share compared with prior rate of $0.05, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 4 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $4.36 reported on Tuesday July 23 2019. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 33.33% yearly.

It is projected that Warrior Met Coal Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 29-Oct. HCC is expected to distribute $0.05 as its next dividend.

Warrior Met Coal Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.90, with the current ratio over the same period at 3.50 meaning that HCC stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.60, while the total debt to equity was 0.64. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 17.90%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 12.00% while for the period ending June 29; Warrior Met Coal Inc.’s operating margin was -5.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $123.83 million against revenue of $782.74 million.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. Warrior Met Coal Inc.’s return on assets over the past 12 months stands at -5.40%. Return on investment over the past year is -0.30%, while its return on equity (ROE) trailing 12 months is -10.30%. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 8.48.

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 HCC to announce -$0.18 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.09, representing a 50.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $38.56 million. HCC stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 648.92 million, with total debt at $444.38 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $51.41 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Warrior Met Coal Inc. (HCC) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 70.55% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 51.21%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $23.26, reflecting a +17.85% or $3.86 change from its current price. HCC is currently trading +2.99% above its 20-day SMA, +51.19% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +46.24% and +18.06% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 55.67% and 36.46% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.28. The RSI (14) points at 65.58%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 94.10% with the period’s ATR at 1.23. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.28 and 0.95 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Warrior Met Coal Inc. (NYSE: HCC), B. Riley Securities downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for HCC stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate HCC as a “sell,”, while 6 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 2 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is HCC’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $22.00 and a high of $27.00, with their median price target at $24.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Warrior Met Coal Inc. (HCC) stock is $24.57.


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