Insiders Have Traded SM Energy Company (SM) Stock In What Way?

The stock of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) increased by increased by $1.04 on Friday to finish at $30.80, up 3.49 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,930,220 shares of common stock traded. 35 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $24.68. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,640,445, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,545,390.

SM stock appreciated 29.03% since last month. On 09/23/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $22.72. The stock touched a high of $32.07 on 10/11/21, after rallying from a low of $1.34 in 52 weeks. The price of SM stock has risen by 403.27% or $24.68 this year, reaching a new high 35 times. Still, the stock price is down -3.96% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 124 days since SM Energy Company (SM) last reported insider trading activity on Jun 23. On Jun 23, SVP – Bus Dev & Land Knott Kenneth J. sold 12,257 shares at $25.00 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $306,425. On Jun 01, Knott Kenneth J. sold 1,714 shares at a price of US$22.50. After the transaction, the insider now owns 73,187 shares. Director ROBESON ROSE M had earlier sold 4,000 shares on Feb 23 for $12.96 a share. The transaction was completed for $51,840.

Valuation Metrics

The PE ratio of SM Energy Company has varied between 206.11 and 3.344 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 5.75. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.24, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.35, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.56.

SM Energy Company’s dividend is $0.02 per share per year. Company paid $0.01 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.01 last year. A $0.04 dividend decrease was reported on Friday April 10 2020, making it the 1 consecutive year the dividend has increased. Over the last three years, dividends have increased by -80.00%.

For the three months ended June 29, SM Energy Company’s quick ratio was 0.30, while its current ratio was 0.30, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 1.41, and the total debt to equity ratio is 1.41. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 74.00% percent. SM Energy Company’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was 50.63%, whereas its operating margin stood at -39.10% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of -$1.07 billion and revenue of $1.13 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. SM’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been -14.60%. There was a -14.10% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was -39.20%. ROE has averaged 12.45 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to SM Energy Company’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $563.85 million, while revenues rose by 69.92% to $443.85 million. It was predicted that SM Energy Company’s quarterly earnings would be $0.01, but it ended up being -$0.22, beating the consensus by 104.50%. EBITDA was $28.81 million for the quarter. At the end of SM Energy Company’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 3.5 billion, while its total debt was $2.27 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $121.22 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at SM Energy Company’s (SM) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 66.72%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 39.39% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 63.83% and 67.02% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 1.70. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 68.87%, the RSI (14) reading is 67.86%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.60, and the 14-day reading is at 0.61.

Analyst Ratings

In its most recent analyst report, JP Morgan raised its rating on SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) to an Overweight. Prior to this, analysts firm rated the stock as a Neutral. Analysts have assigned SM Energy Company (SM) an Overweight rating. SM is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 7 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 1 rate it overweight and 5 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $20.00 and $52.00, with a median target price of $35.13. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for SM Energy Company (SM) is $36.19.


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