The Insider Activity Report For Americold Realty Trust (COLD): Who’s Selling?

Americold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) trading with an addition of $0.58 to $28.86 on Thursday, an upside of 2.05 percent. An average of 2,142,574 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.06 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,926,689 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,574,577.

COLD stock has decreased by -23.90% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $27.88 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 07/21/21, shares of the company touched a low of $27.88 and a high of $40.85 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -29.35% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

119 days have passed since Americold Realty Trust (COLD) last reported insider trading activity. NOVOSEL THOMAS C, who is See Remarks, most recently acquired $5,000 shares at $39.15 per share on Jun 10. In this transaction, the insider spent $195,725. EVP and COO, Rodriguez Carlos V, disposed of 5,792 shares at a price of $37.96 on May 24. The insider now owns more than $219,864 worth of shares. Prior to that, Director Heistand James R went on to Sale 30,000 shares at $37.80 each on May 21. An amount of $1,134,000 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Americold Realty Trust (COLD) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.25 for the broader industry and 37.87 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Americold Realty Trust’s PE ratio has ranged between 326.00 and 68.86. The stock’s beta is 0.25. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.85, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 7360.44.

Americold Realty Trust pays a $0.88 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.05%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.22 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 3 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Thursday March 11 2021.

Americold Realty Trust will next go ex-dividend on 30-Dec. The next dividend payment Americold Realty Trust will make is expected to be $0.22.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.74 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.74 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 26.00% against a 5-year average of 25.5%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $168.45 million compared to revenue of $1.99 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, Americold Realty Trust’s return on assets was -0.90%, compared to 0.3% over the last five years. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 7.37 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Americold Realty Trust’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.1 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.05, a -150.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $108.81 million. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Americold Realty Trust’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $3.15 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $261.08 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Americold Realty Trust (COLD) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 06 October was 24.20%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 22.92%.

As of today, COLD’s price is $28.72 -0.21% or -$0.06 from its 5-day moving average. COLD is currently trading -19.74% lower than its 20-day SMA and -23.59% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -25.32% below the SMA50 and -19.76% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 8.03% and 5.22%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.77. With the 14-day stochastic at 15.94% and the average true range at 0.77, the RSI (14) stands at 21.78%. The stock has reached -0.50 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.48.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays launched coverage on Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) in its analyst report released on September 01, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a an Underweight rating.The consensus rating for Americold Realty Trust (COLD) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell COLD, while 2 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 6 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $30.00 and $43.00, with a median target of $38.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Americold Realty Trust (COLD) stock is $38.06.


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