How Have Insiders Been Trading Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) Stock?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) saw a downside of -4.19% to close Friday at $14.85 after subtracting -$0.65 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 8,892,640 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $16.80 in the past week. An average of 7,492,705 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 4,390,146.

BBBY’s 1-month performance is -41.37% or -$9.42 on its low of $14.23 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $14.23 and high of $53.90, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/27/21. YTD, BBBY has lost -16.39% or -$2.91. However, the current price is down -72.45%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jul 02, 101 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY). Hartmann John R. (EVP, Chief Operating Officer) most recently sold 45,000 shares at $31.94 per share on Jul 02. This transaction cost the insider $1,437,174. EVP, Chief Merchandising Ofc., Hartsig Joseph G., sold 9,834 shares at a price of $31.65 on Jul 02.

Valuation Metrics

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.00 for the broader industry and 20.34 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 59.72 and a low of 4.678. BBBY stock has a beta of 1.98. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.17 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.62.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended August 30 was 0.70, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40 meaning that BBBY stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending August 30 was 1.26, while the total debt to equity was 0.00. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 34.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 2.04% while for the period ending August 30; Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s operating margin was -3.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $3.12 billion against revenue of $9.23 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending August 30 this year, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $30.0 million against total debt of $3.14 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected BBBY to announce $0.52 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.04, representing a -92.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than -$6.42 million. BBBY stock balance sheet for the quarter ending August 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 5.13 billion, with total debt at $3.14 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $101.06 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 20.28% to suggest the stock is trending oversold, with historical volatility in this time period at 117.73%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $15.10, reflecting a -10.43% or -$1.73 change from its current price. BBBY is currently trading -39.24% above its 20-day SMA, -40.22% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -48.33% and -21.80% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 6.77% and 4.68% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.38. The RSI (14) points at 22.27%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 6.05% with the period’s ATR at 1.38. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -2.23 and -4.45 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for BBBY stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 5 brokerage advisors rate BBBY as a “sell,”, while 13 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 2 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $14.00 and a high of $34.00, with their median price target at $18.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) stock is $19.20.


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