Where Does Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) Rank When It Comes To Price-To-Earnings Ratio?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) finished Tuesday with a subtraction of -$0.67 to close at $15.03, a downside of -4.27 percent. An average of 18,495,439 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$7.84 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 6,940,650 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 4,014,936.

BBBY stock has decreased by -44.37% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $14.80 on 10/05/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/27/21, shares of the company touched a low of $15.62 and a high of $53.90 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -72.12% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

96 days have passed since Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) last reported insider trading activity. Hartmann John R., who is EVP, Chief Operating Officer, most recently acquired $45,000 shares at $31.94 per share on Jul 02. In this transaction, the insider spent $1,437,174. EVP, Chief Merchandising Ofc., Hartsig Joseph G., disposed of 9,834 shares at a price of $31.65 on Jul 02. The insider now owns more than $311,285 worth of shares.

Valuation Metrics

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.00 for the broader industry and 19.93 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 59.72 and 4.678. The stock’s beta is 1.99. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.18, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.64.

The quick ratio of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. for the three months ended August 30 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 1.40, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.26 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.00 for the quarter ending August 30. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 33.90% against a 5-year average of 34.6%. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending August 30 is 2.04%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -3.30%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $3.12 billion compared to revenue of $9.23 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s return on assets was -3.00%, compared to 0.7% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -4.70%, and the 5-year average is 2.7%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -16.10% and the 5-year average holds at -0.4%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 10.33 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 11.57%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 113.04%.

As of today, BBBY’s price is $17.36 -34.28% or -$7.84 from its 5-day moving average. BBBY is currently trading -40.33% lower than its 20-day SMA and -35.55% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -49.61% below the SMA50 and -24.09% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 4.44% and 7.92%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.55. With the 14-day stochastic at 2.38% and the average true range at 1.48, the RSI (14) stands at 17.02%. The stock has reached -4.21 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -5.49.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 5 brokerage firms advise that investors sell BBBY, while 13 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 2 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $14.00 and $34.00, with a median target of $18.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) stock is $19.20.

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