BRF S.A. (BRFS) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?

At the last check on Friday, BRF S.A.’s (NYSE:BRFS) stock was down -$0.04, moving down -1.26 percent to $3.14. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,383,149 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.12 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,044,237, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,755,595.

Since last month, BRFS stock rose 12.37%. Shares of the company fell to $2.64 on 07/18/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $5.19 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $2.30. Since the beginning of this year, BRFS’s stock price has dropped by -22.25% or -$0.95, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -39.50% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.81. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.36, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.29.

The latest dividend of $0.0270 per share was paid out, which is 8.0% more than last year’s $0.0250.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, BRF S.A.’s quick ratio stood at 0.80, while its current ratio was 1.40, 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 December 30 was 1.75, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.02. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 18.20% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 3.70%. Based on annual data, BRFS earned $1.88 billion in gross profit and brought in $8.96 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 9.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -12.80%.

In BRF S.A.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $61.77 million against cash and short-term investments of $185.47 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BRFS’s revenue fell -329.71% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $9.19 billion. While analysts expected BRF S.A. to report $0.09 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.21 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 133.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $29.04 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of BRF S.A. were 8.21 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $27.05 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at BRF S.A.’s (BRFS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 40.84%, the RSI 9-day stood at 61.09% on 04 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current BRF S.A. price is up by +3.80% percent or $0.12. At present, BRFS shares trade +7.34% above its 20-day simple moving average and +5.54% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +6.25% above its SMA50 and -27.20% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 90.86% and Stochastic coefficient D was 89.52%, while ATR was 0.13. Given the Stochastic reading of 85.47% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 59.28%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.06, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.17.

Analyst Ratings

BRF S.A. downgraded its rating on BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) to an Underweight in a note to investors on May 05, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.BRF S.A. (BRFS) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 4 brokerage firms, BRFS is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate BRF S.A. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $3.64, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $2.46 – $5.61. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict BRF S.A. (BRFS) will achieve an average price target of $3.73.


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