The Stock Of The Week: Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC)

As of Wednesday close, Generac Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:GNRC) stock was down -$7.41, moving down -3.37 percent to $212.57. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,660,940 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$27.58 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,279,550, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,192,264.

Since last month, GNRC stock retreated -3.74%. Shares of the company fell to $203.00 on 06/22/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $524.31 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $197.94. Since the beginning of this year, GNRC’s stock price has dropped by -39.60% or -$139.35, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -59.46% since its 52-week high.

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Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) last reported insider trading activity 22 days ago on Jun 01. Jagdfeld Aaron, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, disposed of 5,000 shares for $250.68 on Jun 01. It resulted in a $1,253,400 divestment by the insider. Jagdfeld Aaron sold 5,000 shares at an average price of $218.70 on May 02. The insider now owns 625,975 shares following the transaction. On Apr 01, Chief Executive Officer Jagdfeld Aaron sold 5,000 shares at $298.74 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,493,700.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) has a P/E ratio of about 28.16. The stock’s beta is 1.14. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.39, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.84, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 100.13 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Generac Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.70, while its current ratio was 1.70, 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 March 30 was 0.43, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.47. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 34.40% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 16.90%. Based on annual data, GNRC earned $1.36 billion in gross profit and brought in $3.74 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 18.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 24.40%.

In Generac Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $1.0 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. GNRC’s revenue rose 28.91% to $1.07 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.14 billion. While analysts expected Generac Holdings Inc. to report $1.94 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.09 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $193.83 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Generac Holdings Inc. were 2.84 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $1.08 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $63.83 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Generac Holdings Inc.’s (GNRC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 60.07%, the RSI 9-day stood at 31.51% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Generac Holdings Inc. price is down by -11.48% percent or -$27.58. At present, GNRC shares trade -7.85% below its 20-day simple moving average and -17.28% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -26.04% below its SMA50 and -53.15% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 5.12% and Stochastic coefficient D was 3.55%, while ATR was 16.62. Given the Stochastic reading of 9.88% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.99%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -21.22, while the 14-day reading stands at -36.29.

Analyst Ratings

Northland Capital launched its rating on Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) to an Outperform in a note to investors on May 25, 2022. Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, GNRC is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Generac Holdings Inc. stock as buy, with 18 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $375.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $282.00 – $561.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) will achieve an average price target of $390.44.


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