Performance Food Group Company (PFGC): What is the Risk Factor?

Performance Food Group Company (NYSE:PFGC) saw an upside of 1.68% to close Tuesday at $47.72 after adding $0.79 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,289,040 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $49.36 in the past week. An average of 1,419,945 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,372,950.

PFGC’s 1-month performance is 5.27% or $3.53 on its low of $43.25 reached on 09/15/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $31.69 and high of $59.89, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 03/15/21. YTD, PFGC has achieved 0.23% or $0.11. However, the current price is down -20.32%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Oct 04, 9 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Performance Food Group Company (PFGC). Hagerty Patrick T. (See Remarks) most recently sold 500 shares at $48.66 per share on Oct 04. This transaction cost the insider $24,330. See Remarks, Hagerty Patrick T., sold 10,000 shares at a price of $49.17 on Sep 02. Then, on Aug 27, See Remarks Hope James D sold 11,600 shares at a price of $47.88 per share. This transaction amounted to $555,405.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 173.17 and a low of 6.963. PFGC stock has a beta of 1.70. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.24 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.00.

Performance Food Group Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.70, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40 meaning that PFGC stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.18, while the total debt to equity was 1.21. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 11.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 1.78% while for the period ending June 29; Performance Food Group Company’s operating margin was 0.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $3.53 billion against revenue of $30.4 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected PFGC to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.56, representing a 1.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $174.6 million. PFGC stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 5.74 billion, with total debt at $3.01 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $134.04 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 51.55% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 36.69%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $47.90, reflecting a -1.00% or -$0.48 change from its current price. PFGC is currently trading +8.04% above its 20-day SMA, -4.31% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +7.53% and -0.52% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 43.66% and 55.81% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.68. The RSI (14) points at 52.36%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 44.56% with the period’s ATR at 1.69. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.48 and -0.55 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for PFGC stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate PFGC as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $55.00 and a high of $68.00, with their median price target at $63.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) stock is $62.50.


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