Find Out How The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (CHEF) Insiders Are Trading Their Stock?

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As of Wednesday close, The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CHEF) stock was down -$0.46, moving down -1.20 percent to $37.89. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 211,440 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.91 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 267,205, while in the previous 50 days, it was 351,520.

Since last month, CHEF stock rose 10.95%. Shares of the company fell to $32.05 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $42.16 was reached on 06/28/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $26.27. Since the beginning of this year, CHEF’s stock price has risen by 13.78% or $4.59, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.13% since its 52-week high.


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CHEF stock investors should be aware that The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (CHEF) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 87 days ago on Aug 29. OLIVER KATHERINE, the Director of the company, purchased of 1,211 shares for $32.93 on Aug 29. It resulted in a $39,878 investment by the insider. Cugine Joseph M. added 602 shares at an average price of $33.02 on Aug 29. The insider now owns 38,978 shares following the transaction. On Jun 27, General Counsel Aldous Alexandros sold 20,000 shares at $40.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $800,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (CHEF) has a P/E ratio of about 43.80. The stock’s beta is 1.72. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.61, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.65.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.70, 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 1.28, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.30. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 23.40% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 3.00%. Based on annual data, CHEF earned $390.49 million in gross profit and brought in $1.75 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 1.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 9.60%.

In The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $493.15 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. CHEF’s revenue rose 26.82% to $648.1 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $661.86 million. While analysts expected The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. to report $0.28 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.41 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 46.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $32.07 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. were 867.81 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $648.31 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $38.27 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc.’s (CHEF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.57%, the RSI 9-day stood at 63.12% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. price is up by +2.46% percent or $0.91. At present, CHEF shares trade +2.43% above its 20-day simple moving average and -5.98% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +9.79% above its SMA50 and +21.25% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 78.07% and Stochastic coefficient D was 59.81%, while ATR was 1.22. Given the Stochastic reading of 73.31% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.34%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.78, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.68.

Analyst Ratings

The Benchmark Company launched its rating on The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) to a Buy in a note to investors on December 17, 2021. The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (CHEF) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, CHEF is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $48.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $43.00 – $51.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc. (CHEF) will achieve an average price target of $47.14.

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