The Stock Of The Week: BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ)

At the last check on Thursday, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:BJ) stock was up $0.65, moving up 1.08 percent to $60.67. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,659,523 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.49 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,556,756, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,968,762.

Since last month, BJ stock rose 14.78%. Shares of the company fell to $53.43 on 05/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $74.09 was reached on 04/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $45.60. Since the beginning of this year, BJ’s stock price has dropped by -10.38% or -$6.18, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -18.11% since its 52-week high.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) last reported insider trading activity 7 days ago on Jun 16. Kessler Scott, the EVP, Chief Information Officer of the company, disposed of 1,720 shares for $60.15 on Jun 16. It resulted in a $103,458 divestment by the insider. Kessler Scott sold 9,514 shares at an average price of $59.31 on Jun 15. The insider now owns 128,326 shares following the transaction. On Apr 18, President & CEO Eddy Robert W. sold 45,000 shares at $66.85 apiece. The transaction was valued at $3,008,383.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) has a P/E ratio of about 18.04. The stock’s beta is 0.47. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.47, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 11.18, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 28.52 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended January 30, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.10, while its current ratio was 0.80, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending January 30 was 1.04, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.15. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 18.20% percent. In the year ended January 30, operating margins totaled 3.70%. Based on annual data, BJ earned $3.08 billion in gross profit and brought in $16.67 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 34.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 75.50%.

In BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for January 30, it reported total debt of $748.99 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BJ’s revenue rose 13.97% to $4.36 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.5 billion. While analysts expected BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. to report $0.74 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.8 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $198.26 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. were 5.29 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended January 30, and its total debt was $2.97 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $135.18 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc.’s (BJ) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 26.72%, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.09% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. price is up by +2.52% percent or $1.49. At present, BJ shares trade +11.69% above its 20-day simple moving average and +4.95% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -11.97% below its SMA50 and +3.62% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 59.81% and Stochastic coefficient D was 46.78%, while ATR was 2.28. Given the Stochastic reading of 67.03% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 52.30%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.62, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.16.

Analyst Ratings

Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ) to a Buy in a note to investors on February 04, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, BJ is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $71.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $57.00 – $86.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ) will achieve an average price target of $71.17.


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