Is Entegris Inc. (ENTG) A Solid Choice On The Value Front?

The stock of Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) increased by increased by $3.41 on Friday to finish at $137.28, up 2.55 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 766,700 shares of common stock traded. 19 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $41.18. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 825,725, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 723,308.

ENTG stock appreciated 1.82% since last month. On 10/06/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $118.10. The stock touched a high of $135.99 on 10/22/21, after rallying from a low of $74.14 in 52 weeks. The price of ENTG stock has risen by 42.85% or $41.18 this year, reaching a new high 19 times. Still, the stock price is up 0.95% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 7 days since Entegris Inc. (ENTG) last reported insider trading activity on Oct 18. On Oct 18, SVP & CTO O’Neill James Anthony sold 1,500 shares at $129.27 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $193,905. On Oct 15, GENTILCORE JAMES sold 18,498 shares at a price of US$129.98. After the transaction, the insider now owns 4,090 shares. SVP & GM, AMH Shaner William James had earlier sold 16,888 shares on Sep 16 for $132.11 a share. The transaction was completed for $2,231,078.

Valuation Metrics

Entegris Inc. (ENTG) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 55.20. This level actually compares unfavorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry stands at about 34.77. Further, its PE also compares unfavorably with the Technology sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 38.99 right now. The PE ratio of Entegris Inc. has varied between 64.15 and 16.23 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 1.14. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 8.72, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 12.28, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 80.04.

Entegris Inc.’s dividend is $0.32 per share per year. With a dividend yield of 0.23%, ENTG has a payout ratio of 12.70%. Company paid $0.08 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.08 last year. A $0.01 dividend increase was reported on Wednesday July 17 2019. Over the last three years, dividends have increased by 357.14%.

For the three months ended June 29, Entegris Inc.’s quick ratio was 3.00, while its current ratio was 4.40, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 46.00% percent. Entegris Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was 28.70%, whereas its operating margin stood at 21.50% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $849.72 million and revenue of $1.86 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. ENTG’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 11.80%. There was a 13.50% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 24.10%. ROE has averaged -0.25 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to Entegris Inc.’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 $571.35 million, while revenues rose by 21.52% to $512.84 million. It was predicted that Entegris Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.85, but it ended up being $0.79, beating the consensus by 7.60%. EBITDA was $173.37 million for the quarter. At the end of Entegris Inc.’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 1.36 billion, while its total debt was $999.36 million. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $135.6 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Entegris Inc.’s (ENTG) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 77.47%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with a 28.11% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 96.77% and 92.97% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 3.79. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 93.11%, the RSI (14) reading is 70.04%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 4.93, and the 14-day reading is at 7.67.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on October 13, 2021, Mizuho began covering Entegris Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG). The stock was rated as a Neutral by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned Entegris Inc. (ENTG) an Overweight rating. ENTG is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 6 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 1 rate it overweight and 6 others recommend it as a buy.

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

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $115.00 and $157.00, with a median target price of $131.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Entegris Inc. (ENTG) is $134.91.


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