Plains GP Holdings L.P. (PAGP): Find Out What Insiders Are Doing

Plains GP Holdings L.P. (NASDAQ:PAGP) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.12 to close at $11.38, an upside of 1.07 percent. An average of 1,549,140 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.77 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,272,840 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,011,500.

PAGP stock has increased by 9.53% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $9.70 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 06/15/21, shares of the company touched a low of $5.78 and a high of $12.95 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -12.16% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

330 days have passed since Plains GP Holdings L.P. (PAGP) last reported insider trading activity. RAYMOND JOHN T, who is Director, most recently acquired $6,220,955 shares at $8.05 per share on Nov 18. In this transaction, the insider spent $50,078,688., EMG Investment, LLC, disposed of 6,220,955 shares at a price of $8.05 on Nov 18. The insider now owns more than $50,078,688 worth of shares.

Valuation Metrics

Plains GP Holdings L.P. (PAGP) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.90 for the broader industry and 19.70 for the sector. In the last five years, Plains GP Holdings L.P.’s PE ratio has ranged between 73.55 and 1.754. The stock’s beta is 2.08. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.07, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.55, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 1.75.

Plains GP Holdings L.P. will next go ex-dividend on 28-Oct-2021. The next dividend payment Plains GP Holdings L.P. will make is expected to be $0.18.

The quick ratio of Plains GP Holdings L.P. for the three months ended June 29 was 0.80, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 5.90 and a total debt to equity ratio of 6.93 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 9.60% against a 5-year average of 10.7%. Plains GP Holdings L.P.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 7.65%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 1.30%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.78 billion compared to revenue of $23.29 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Plains GP Holdings L.P.’s return on assets was 0.00%, compared to -0.4% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -20.50%, and the 5-year average is 2.3%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -0.10% and the 5-year average holds at -6.6%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.45 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Plains GP Holdings L.P.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.2 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.35, a -275.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$42.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $194.12 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Plains GP Holdings L.P. (PAGP) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 70.09%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 21.58%.

As of today, PAGP’s price is $11.17 +7.26% or $0.77 from its 5-day moving average. PAGP is currently trading +6.75% higher than its 20-day SMA and +6.36% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +8.59% above the SMA50 and +28.08% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 93.80% and 90.78%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.33. With the 14-day stochastic at 96.00% and the average true range at 0.34, the RSI (14) stands at 65.11%. The stock has reached 0.28 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.34.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Plains GP Holdings L.P. (PAGP) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell PAGP, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $10.00 and $17.00, with a median target of $13.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Plains GP Holdings L.P. (PAGP) stock is $13.11.


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