What Can We Learn From Amcor plc(AMCR)’s Valuation Ratios?

Amcor plc (NYSE:AMCR) finished Tuesday with a subtraction of -$0.05 to close at $11.75, a downside of -0.42 percent. An average of 5,403,540 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.02 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,428,425 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 5,727,732.

AMCR stock has decreased by -3.85% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $11.48 on 10/01/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/25/21, shares of the company touched a low of $10.26 and a high of $12.92 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -9.06% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

28 days have passed since Amcor plc (AMCR) last reported insider trading activity. Delia Ronald Stephen, who is Chief Executive Officer, most recently acquired $1,591,380 shares at $12.18 per share on Sep 09. In this transaction, the insider spent $19,386,538. President,Amcor Rigid Plastics, Roegner Eric V, disposed of 303,000 shares at a price of $12.30 on Sep 08. The insider now owns more than $3,726,900 worth of shares. Prior to that, President,Amcor Rigid Plastics Roegner Eric V went on to Sale 3,287 shares at $12.66 each on Sep 02. An amount of $41,610 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Amcor plc (AMCR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.49, which compares with the 18.20 for the broader industry and 19.94 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Amcor plc’s PE ratio has ranged between 34.98 and 18.69. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.39, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.79, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 71.24.

Amcor plc pays a $0.47 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 4.00%. The company has a payout ratio of 77.40%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 28, and it was $0.1175 a share, representing a up of 0.43 from $0.1170 last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 38 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.0005 reported on Tuesday August 17 2021.

Amcor plc will next go ex-dividend on 26-Nov. The next dividend payment Amcor plc will make is expected to be $0.1175.

The quick ratio of Amcor plc for the three months ended June 29 was 0.80, and the current ratio was 1.20, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.30 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.32 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 21.20% against a 5-year average of 20.3%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.73 billion compared to revenue of $12.86 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, Amcor plc’s return on assets was 5.60%, compared to 4.6% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 9.60%, and the 5-year average is 9.7%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 19.80% and the 5-year average holds at 36.7%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.51 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Amcor plc’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.22 per share, but it turned out to be $0.23, a 4.50% surprise.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Amcor plc (AMCR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 43.70%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 14.35%.

As of today, AMCR’s price is $11.69 +0.17% or $0.02 from its 5-day moving average. AMCR is currently trading -4.63% lower than its 20-day SMA and -5.01% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +1.91% above the SMA50 and +0.77% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 28.46% and 21.91%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.23. With the 14-day stochastic at 34.64% and the average true range at 0.23, the RSI (14) stands at 43.30%. The stock has reached 0.00 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.02.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman downgraded Amcor plc (NYSE: AMCR) to a a Sell rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Neutral.The consensus rating for Amcor plc (AMCR) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 2 brokerage firms advise that investors sell AMCR, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 7 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $11.17 and $14.89, with a median target of $12.92. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Amcor plc (AMCR) stock is $12.80.


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