How Have GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) Insiders Been Trading?

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) finished Friday with an addition of $0.07 to close at $11.16, an upside of 0.63 percent. An average of 1,212,780 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.23 in the past week, and it reached a new high 30 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,781,605 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,932,914.

EAF stock has increased by 4.79% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $10.10 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/17/21, shares of the company touched a low of $5.87 and a high of $14.16 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 15 times so far this year and achieved 4.69% or $0.50 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -21.21% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

152 days have passed since GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) last reported insider trading activity. BCP GP Ltd, who is Director, most recently acquired $20,000,000 shares at $13.31 per share on May 24. In this transaction, the insider spent $266,200,000. Director, BCP GP Ltd, disposed of 20,000,000 shares at a price of $13.31 on May 24. The insider now owns more than $266,200,000 worth of shares. Prior to that, Director BCP GP Ltd went on to Sale 12,800,000 shares at $13.02 each on May 13. An amount of $166,656,000 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.62, which compares with the 20.30 for the broader industry and 29.83 for the sector. In the last five years, GrafTech International Ltd.’s PE ratio has ranged between 23.87 and 2.388. The stock’s beta is 1.07. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.35, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 6.69.

GrafTech International Ltd. pays a $0.04 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.36%. The company has a payout ratio of 3.10%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 30, and it was $0.01 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest decrease dividend $0.0750 reported on Thursday May 7 2020.

The quick ratio of GrafTech International Ltd. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.60, and the current ratio was 2.80, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. GrafTech International Ltd.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 52.84%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 38.10%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $660.5 million compared to revenue of $1.22 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, GrafTech International Ltd.’s return on assets was 24.40%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, GrafTech International Ltd. had $1.22 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $28.17 million in the quarter, while revenues of $98.8 million were shrunk -229.36%. The analyst consensus anticipated GrafTech International Ltd.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.37 per share, but it turned out to be $0.43, a 16.20% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $68.37 million. Shareholders own equity worth $267.88 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 63.82%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 19.02%.

As of today, EAF’s price is $11.04 +2.10% or $0.23 from its 5-day moving average. EAF is currently trading +7.00% higher than its 20-day SMA and -15.71% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +0.45% above the SMA50 and -2.87% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 83.81% and 82.87%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.34. With the 14-day stochastic at 86.23% and the average true range at 0.36, the RSI (14) stands at 58.28%. The stock has reached 0.24 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.42.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell EAF, while 1 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 4 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $6.72 and $16.00, with a median target of $14.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) stock is $13.12.

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