Would It Be A Good Move Today To Sell Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) Stock?

As of Wednesday close, Albertsons Companies Inc.’s (NYSE:ACI) stock was down -$0.58, moving down -2.00 percent to $28.39. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,803,240 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.08 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,452,000, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,662,900.

Since last month, ACI stock rose 3.20%. Shares of the company fell to $26.91 on 06/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $37.99 was reached on 03/07/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $19.05. Since the beginning of this year, ACI’s stock price has dropped by -5.96% or -$1.80, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -25.27% since its 52-week high.

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Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) last reported insider trading activity 34 days ago on May 20. RUPP CHRIS, the of the company, disposed of 71,252 shares for $27.20 on May 20. It resulted in a $1,938,054 divestment by the insider. Larson Robert Bruce sold 15,746 shares at an average price of $31.50 on Apr 27. The insider now owns 115,241 shares following the transaction. On Apr 22, EVP & CIO DHANDA ANUJ sold 29,202 shares at $32.26 apiece. The transaction was valued at $942,057.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) has a P/E ratio of about 11.13. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.21, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.53, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.06 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.12 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.12. On Monday October 18 2021, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended February 27, Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 1.00, 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 February 27 was 2.36, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.63. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 28.80% percent. In the year ended February 27, operating margins totaled 3.40%. Based on annual data, ACI earned $20.72 billion in gross profit and brought in $71.89 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 17.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 57.10%.

In Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for February 27, it reported total debt of $7.14 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ACI’s revenue rose 9.27% to $16.73 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $17.38 billion. While analysts expected Albertsons Companies Inc. to report $0.64 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.75 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 17.20%. The liabilities of Albertsons Companies Inc. were 25.1 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended February 27, and its total debt was $14.04 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Albertsons Companies Inc.’s (ACI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.39%, the RSI 9-day stood at 43.41% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Albertsons Companies Inc. price is up by +0.28% percent or $0.08. At present, ACI shares trade +0.42% above its 20-day simple moving average and +3.39% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -19.53% below its SMA50 and -14.87% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 30.44% and Stochastic coefficient D was 21.08%, while ATR was 1.04. Given the Stochastic reading of 33.79% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 43.13%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.42, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.03.

Analyst Ratings

UBS reiterated its a Neutral rating on Albertsons Companies Inc. (NYSE: ACI) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $31, representing a possible 13.97% increase in the stock price. Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, ACI is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Albertsons Companies Inc. stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $37.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $26.00 – $48.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) will achieve an average price target of $35.71.


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