How Have Insiders Been Trading Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) Stock?

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) saw an upside of 0.92% to close Tuesday at $52.92 after adding $0.48 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,244,920 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $54.44 in the past week. An average of 2,616,555 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,737,546.

ALLY’s 1-month performance is 0.17% or $1.89 on its low of $50.28 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $25.86 and high of $56.61, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/02/21. YTD, ALLY has achieved 48.40% or $17.26. However, the current price is down -6.52%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Oct 01, 12 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY). Morais Diane E. (President, Ally Bank) most recently sold 4,125 shares at $51.41 per share on Oct 01. This transaction cost the insider $212,066. Chief Risk Officer, Schugel Jason E., sold 2,500 shares at a price of $51.41 on Oct 01. Then, on Oct 01, President, Auto Finance Timmerman Douglas R. sold 2,917 shares at a price of $51.41 per share. This transaction amounted to $149,963.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 17.28 and a low of 2.696. ALLY stock has a beta of 1.55. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.25 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.29.

Ally Financial Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.89% and the payout ratio is 9.90%. ALLY paid $0.25 a share compared with prior rate of $0.25, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 4 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.06 reported on Tuesday July 13 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 90.00% yearly.

It is projected that Ally Financial Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 29-Oct-2021. ALLY is expected to distribute $0.25 as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.66, while the total debt to equity was 1.13 while for the period ending June 29; Ally Financial Inc.’s operating margin was 66.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $5.55 billion against revenue of $8.8 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Ally Financial Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $35.29 billion against total debt of $17.44 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected ALLY to announce $1.48 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.33, representing a 57.40% surprise. ALLY stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $17.44 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $360.54 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 53.33% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 19.32%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $53.00, reflecting a -1.27% or -$0.68 change from its current price. ALLY is currently trading +2.28% above its 20-day SMA, +0.38% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +3.52% and +53.21% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 54.30% and 59.81% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.37. The RSI (14) points at 52.82%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 57.97% with the period’s ATR at 1.38. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.04 and 0.11 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), Stephens downgraded it to an Equal-weight rating. They previously had an Overweight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for ALLY stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate ALLY as a “sell,”, while 1 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 19 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $58.00 and a high of $78.00, with their median price target at $65.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) stock is $65.95.


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