BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) saw an upside of 0.31% to $4.80 after adding $0.02 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,656,667 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $4.93 in the past week. An average of 3,194,257 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,227,129.
BRFS’s 1-month performance is 1.27% or $0.07 on its low of $4.24 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $2.85 and high of $6.07, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/15/21. YTD, BRFS has achieved 13.81% or $0.59. However, the current price is down -21.07%% from the 52-week high price.
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The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 303.80 and a low of 8.365. BRFS stock has a beta of 1.67. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.49 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.56, with the price to cash flow ratio at 51.58.
BRF S.A.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.70, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30 meaning that BRFS 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 2.65, while the total debt to equity was 3.01. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 22.10%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 14.21% while for the period ending June 29; BRF S.A.’s operating margin was 6.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.84 billion against revenue of $7.66 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, BRF S.A.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $899.12 million against total debt of $26.65 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 15.26% to $39.47 billion, while revenue of $0.0 was 100.0% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected BRFS to announce $0.05 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.05, representing a -200.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $248.21 million. BRFS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 7.78 billion, with total debt at $26.65 billion
Let’s look briefly at BRF S.A. (BRFS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 48.84% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 23.54%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $4.80, reflecting a -2.55% or -$0.13 change from its current price. BRFS is currently trading +4.93% above its 20-day SMA, -5.25% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -0.52% and +10.51% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 46.55% and 51.53% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.15. The RSI (14) points at 51.63%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 38.64% with the period’s ATR at 0.15. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.10 and -0.10 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS), Goldman downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for BRFS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 2 brokerage advisors rate BRFS as a “sell,”, while 8 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 1 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is BRFS’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $3.50 and a high of $7.04, with their median price target at $5.23. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for BRF S.A. (BRFS) stock is $5.18.