Arch Resources Inc. (ARCH) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?


As of Wednesday close, Arch Resources Inc.’s (NYSE:ARCH) stock was up $0.59, moving up 0.38 percent to $155.74. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 402,100 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $4.92 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 463,175, while in the previous 50 days, it was 528,926.

Since last month, ARCH stock rose 15.45%. Shares of the company fell to $132.10 on 10/26/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $172.53 was reached on 05/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $67.85. Since the beginning of this year, ARCH’s stock price has risen by 84.84% or $64.42, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -9.73% since its 52-week high.

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ARCH stock investors should be aware that Arch Resources Inc. (ARCH) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 42 days ago on Oct 13. Klein Rosemary L, the Sr. VP, General Counsel & Sec of the company, disposed of 30 shares for $136.00 on Oct 13. It resulted in a $4,080 divestment by the insider. Giljum Matthew C. sold 253 shares at an average price of $136.00 on Oct 13. The insider now owns 11,069 shares following the transaction. On Oct 13, Sr. VP & Chief Admin Officer Ziegler John A. sold 190 shares at $136.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $25,840.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Arch Resources Inc. (ARCH) has a P/E ratio of about 2.97. The stock’s beta is 0.70. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.77, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.42, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 3.71 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $10.75 per share was paid out, which is 4200.0% more than last year’s $0.25. On Thursday October 27 2022, a $10.50 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Arch Resources Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.90, while its current ratio was 2.50, 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 0.11, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.15. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 38.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 30.40%. Based on annual data, ARCH earned $628.21 million in gross profit and brought in $2.21 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 29.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 109.20%.

In Arch Resources Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $127.11 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ARCH’s revenue rose 70.86% to $792.57 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.06 billion. While analysts expected Arch Resources Inc. to report $9.61 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $8.68 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -9.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $223.78 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Arch Resources Inc. were 1.13 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $174.09 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $18.08 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Arch Resources Inc.’s (ARCH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 32.65%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.08% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Arch Resources Inc. price is up by +3.26% percent or $4.92. At present, ARCH shares trade +17.06% above its 20-day simple moving average and +19.11% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +15.93% above its SMA50 and +48.35% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 49.64% and Stochastic coefficient D was 43.31%, while ATR was 7.30. Given the Stochastic reading of 52.34% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 57.30%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.64, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.65.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies upgraded its rating on Arch Resources Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) to a Buy in a note to investors on June 07, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Arch Resources Inc. (ARCH) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, ARCH is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Arch Resources Inc. stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $195.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $140.00 – $221.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Arch Resources Inc. (ARCH) will achieve an average price target of $189.33.


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