Are You Interested In Investing In Service Corporation International (SCI)? Check This Out First

As of Friday close, Service Corporation International’s (NYSE:SCI) stock was down -$0.08, moving down -0.12 percent to $64.70. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,032,920 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$9.76 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,134,720, while in the previous 50 days, it was 997,146.

Since last month, SCI stock retreated -8.54%. Shares of the company fell to $63.80 on 08/05/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $75.11 was reached on 08/01/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $57.27. Since the beginning of this year, SCI’s stock price has dropped by -8.86% or -$6.29, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -13.87% since its 52-week high.

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Service Corporation International (SCI) last reported insider trading activity 57 days ago on Jun 10. Ochoa Ellen, the Director of the company, disposed of 2,613 shares for $68.90 on Jun 10. It resulted in a $180,036 divestment by the insider. RYAN THOMAS L sold 25,000 shares at an average price of $71.34 on Jun 06. The insider now owns 968,909 shares following the transaction. On Jun 06, Sr. V.P. and General Counsel Sangalis Gregory T sold 85 shares at $71.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $6,035.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Service Corporation International (SCI) has a P/E ratio of about 13.67. The stock’s beta is 0.71. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.43, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.67, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 20.93 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.25 per share was paid out, which is -51.92% less than last year’s $0.52. On Wednesday August 3 2022, a $0.27 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Service Corporation International’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.60, 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 2.15, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.19. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 31.20% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 28.40%. Based on annual data, SCI earned $1.3 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.14 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 16.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 41.70%.

In Service Corporation International’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $3.9 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SCI’s revenue rose 56.25% to $1.13 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.76 billion. While analysts expected Service Corporation International to report $0.97 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.34 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 38.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $293.78 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Service Corporation International were 12.86 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $4.03 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $157.68 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Service Corporation International’s (SCI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 53.03%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.02% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Service Corporation International price is down by -13.11% percent or -$9.76. At present, SCI shares trade -8.40% below its 20-day simple moving average and +5.10% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -5.69% below its SMA50 and +4.62% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 5.18% and Stochastic coefficient D was 31.86%, while ATR was 2.06. Given the Stochastic reading of 7.95% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 31.74%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.74, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.01.

Analyst Ratings

Service Corporation International downgraded its rating on Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) to an Outperform in a note to investors on February 20, 2019. The analysts firm previously had a Strong buy rating on the stock.Service Corporation International (SCI) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SCI is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Service Corporation International stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $81.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $74.00 – $85.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Service Corporation International (SCI) will achieve an average price target of $80.50.


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