The Stock Of The Week: Welbilt Inc. (WBT)

As of Friday close, Welbilt Inc.’s (NYSE:WBT) stock was up $0.14, moving up 0.60 percent to $23.34. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,562,940 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.25 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,849,925, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,795,616.

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Since last month, WBT stock retreated -1.60%. Shares of the company fell to $23.05 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $25.19 was reached on 02/02/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $19.39. Since the beginning of this year, WBT’s stock price has dropped by -1.81% or -$0.43, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -7.34% since its 52-week high.

Welbilt Inc. (WBT) last reported insider trading activity 177 days ago on Nov 18. GUDENKAUF JENNIFER, the EVP & CHRO of the company, disposed of 10,382 shares for $23.71 on Nov 18. It resulted in a $246,204 divestment by the insider. Horn Joel H. sold 2,461 shares at an average price of $23.69 on Nov 09. The insider now owns 33,768 shares following the transaction. On Oct 21, EVP Chief Financial Officer AGARD MARTIN D. sold 23,532 shares at $23.66 apiece. The transaction was valued at $556,775.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Welbilt Inc. (WBT) has a P/E ratio of about 47.54. The stock’s beta is 2.04. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.16, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 9.30, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 110.66 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Welbilt Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 3.87, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 3.88. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 36.20% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 11.70%. Based on annual data, WBT earned $559.6 million in gross profit and brought in $1.55 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 8.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 21.70%.

In Welbilt Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.46 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Welbilt Inc. to report $0.18 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.21 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 16.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $38.3 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Welbilt Inc. were 1.97 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.42 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $143.18 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Welbilt Inc.’s (WBT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 8.88%, the RSI 9-day stood at 37.26% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Welbilt Inc. price is down by -1.06% percent or -$0.25. At present, WBT shares trade -1.73% below its 20-day simple moving average and -1.35% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.93% below its SMA50 and -0.17% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.40% and Stochastic coefficient D was 24.07%, while ATR was 0.18. Given the Stochastic reading of 42.03% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.54%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.19, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.25.

Analyst Ratings

Welbilt Inc. downgraded its rating on Welbilt Inc. (NYSE: WBT) to a Neutral in a note to investors on July 02, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.


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