An Analysis Of PotlatchDeltic Corporation (PCH)’s Weekly Performance


As of Wednesday close, PotlatchDeltic Corporation’s (NASDAQ:PCH) stock was up $0.03, moving up 0.06 percent to $48.20. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 291,040 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.59 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 472,825, while in the previous 50 days, it was 651,504.

Since last month, PCH stock rose 7.23%. Shares of the company fell to $41.94 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $60.70 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $39.10. Since the beginning of this year, PCH’s stock price has dropped by -19.96% or -$12.02, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -20.59% since its 52-week high.

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PCH stock investors should be aware that PotlatchDeltic Corporation (PCH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 57 days ago on Sep 28. CREMERS ERIC J, the President and CEO of the company, disposed of 11,444 shares for $40.59 on Sep 28. It resulted in a $464,546 divestment by the insider. Tyler Michele sold 297 shares at an average price of $46.18 on Aug 31. The insider now owns 9,631 shares following the transaction. On Mar 02, Director COVEY MICHAEL J sold 61,448 shares at $55.27 apiece. The transaction was valued at $3,396,280.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, PotlatchDeltic Corporation (PCH) has a P/E ratio of about 9.11. The stock’s beta is 1.17. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.89, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.43, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 41.93 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.44 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.44. On Friday February 11 2022, a $3.56 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, PotlatchDeltic Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 3.60, while its current ratio was 4.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.42, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.43. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 41.90% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 35.80%. Based on annual data, PCH earned $621.59 million in gross profit and brought in $1.34 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 20.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 19.70%.

In PotlatchDeltic Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $992.51 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PCH’s revenue rose 6.31% to $359.6 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $306.69 million. While analysts expected PotlatchDeltic Corporation to report $0.64 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.64 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $93.55 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of PotlatchDeltic Corporation were 1.32 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.03 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $80.78 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at PotlatchDeltic Corporation’s (PCH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 23.68%, the RSI 9-day stood at 67.24% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current PotlatchDeltic Corporation price is up by +3.41% percent or $1.59. At present, PCH shares trade +9.79% above its 20-day simple moving average and +7.16% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +7.23% above its SMA50 and -12.04% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 92.49% and Stochastic coefficient D was 85.59%, while ATR was 1.12. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.84% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 63.54%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.63, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.21.

With a median target price of $57.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $49.00 – $60.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict PotlatchDeltic Corporation (PCH) will achieve an average price target of $56.00.


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