Research Recommendations For Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ): Here is What You Should Know

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) saw an upside of 0.02% to close Monday at $219.70 after adding $0.04 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,718,100 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $222.34 in the past week. An average of 1,316,455 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,232,252.

STZ’s 1-month performance is 2.71% or $5.79 on its low of $207.85 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $160.63 and high of $244.75, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/03/21. YTD, STZ has achieved 0.30% or $0.65. However, the current price is down -10.23%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On May 25, 140 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ). Sabia James A. Jr. (EVP & Managing Director-Beer) most recently sold 12,120 shares at $239.05 per share on May 25. This transaction cost the insider $2,897,342. EVP & Chief HR Officer, Kane Thomas Michael, sold 4,035 shares at a price of $242.03 on May 04. Then, on Apr 30, Director LOCKE JAMES A III sold 11,341 shares at a price of $240.52 per share. This transaction amounted to $2,727,715.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 1036.06 and a low of 9.368. STZ stock has a beta of 1.17. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.62 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.74, with the price to cash flow ratio at 29.64.

Constellation Brands Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.93 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.42% and the payout ratio is 77.30%. STZ paid $0.76 a share compared with prior rate of $0.76, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.01 reported on Thursday April 8 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 53.06% yearly.

It is projected that Constellation Brands Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 4-Nov-2021. STZ is expected to distribute $0.76 as its next dividend.

Constellation Brands Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended August 30 was 0.70, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30 meaning that STZ 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 0.90, while the total debt to equity was 0.94. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 52.50%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 37.63% while for the period ending August 30; Constellation Brands Inc.’s operating margin was 24.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $4.47 billion against revenue of $8.61 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending August 30 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected STZ to announce $2.77 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.38, representing a -14.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $860.6 million. STZ stock balance sheet for the quarter ending August 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 13.82 billion, with total debt at $10.57 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $188.1 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 67.83% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 14.62%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $216.11, reflecting a +3.14% or $6.68 change from its current price. STZ is currently trading +2.23% above its 20-day SMA, -5.46% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -2.07% and +1.96% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 81.37% and 68.80% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 4.43. The RSI (14) points at 61.07%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 80.51% with the period’s ATR at 4.15. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 4.23 and 5.12 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ), UBS reiterated its a Buy rating for the company but lifted their price target by $264 to $270. Analysts offering their rating for STZ stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate STZ as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 14 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $213.00 and a high of $305.00, with their median price target at $270.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) stock is $262.18.


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