This Week’s Hot Stock: Grifols S.A. (GRFS)


The stock of Grifols S.A. (NASDAQ:GRFS) increased by $0.08 on Wednesday to $8.06, up 1.00 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,152,962 shares of common stock traded. 10 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$3.13. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,332,920, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,603,282.

GRFS stock appreciated 30.39% since last month. On 10/24/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $5.91. The stock touched a high of $13.34 on 05/24/22, after rallying from a low of $5.71 in 52 weeks. The price of GRFS stock has declined by -28.94% or -$3.13 this year, reaching a new high 10 times. Still, the stock price is down -39.58% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Grifols S.A. (GRFS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 81.43. Beta for the stock is 0.43. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.23, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.71.

Company paid $0.4385 per share in dividends, an increase of 203.46% from $0.1445 last year.

Financial Health

For the three months ended June 29, Grifols S.A.’s quick ratio was 0.90, while its current ratio was 2.70, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 1.49, and the total debt to equity ratio is 1.56. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 36.90% percent. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $2.32 billion and revenue of $5.84 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. There was a 3.40% return on investment (ROI) in the past year.

Earnings Surprise

According to Grifols S.A.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. It was predicted that Grifols S.A.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.28, but it ended up being $0.27, beating the consensus by 3.70%. EBITDA was $282.41 million for the quarter. At the end of Grifols S.A.’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 13.43 billion, while its total debt was $9.56 billion.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Grifols S.A.’s (GRFS) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.44%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 66.89% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 77.59% and 69.86% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.38. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 83.51%, the RSI (14) reading is 65.71%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.05, and the 14-day reading is at 0.35.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on April 08, 2022, Morgan Stanley began covering Grifols S.A. (NASDAQ: GRFS). The stock was rated as an Equal-weight by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned Grifols S.A. (GRFS) an Hold rating. GRFS is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 4 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 0 others recommend it as a buy.

What is GRFS’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $10.23 and $15.02, with a median target price of $12.62. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Grifols S.A. (GRFS) is $12.62.


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