How Analysts Feel About PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (PFSI)?


As of Wednesday close, PennyMac Financial Services Inc.’s (NYSE:PFSI) stock was up $1.01, moving up 1.79 percent to $57.39. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 218,880 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.34 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 465,490, while in the previous 50 days, it was 571,776.

Since last month, PFSI stock rose 17.89%. Shares of the company fell to $45.10 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $71.52 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $38.53. Since the beginning of this year, PFSI’s stock price has dropped by -17.76% or -$12.39, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -19.76% since its 52-week high.

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PFSI stock investors should be aware that PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (PFSI) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 9 days ago on Nov 15. Kinsella Patrick, the Director of the company, disposed of 2,500 shares for $56.75 on Nov 15. It resulted in a $141,866 divestment by the insider. Hunt James K sold 20,000 shares at an average price of $56.30 on Nov 10. The insider now owns 27,581 shares following the transaction. On Oct 31, Director MCCALLION ANNE sold 7,941 shares at $54.24 apiece. The transaction was valued at $430,695.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (PFSI) has a P/E ratio of about 5.48. The stock’s beta is 1.38. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.08, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.86, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 0.55 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.20 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.20. On Friday February 5 2021, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.03, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.13. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 87.90% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 31.30%. Based on annual data, PFSI earned $2.73 billion in gross profit and brought in $3.17 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 7.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 17.70%.

In PennyMac Financial Services Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.79 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected PennyMac Financial Services Inc. to report $1.13 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.46 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 117.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $228.17 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of PennyMac Financial Services Inc. were 12.88 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $11.4 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $50.08 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at PennyMac Financial Services Inc.’s (PFSI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.82%, the RSI 9-day stood at 68.93% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current PennyMac Financial Services Inc. price is up by +2.39% percent or $1.34. At present, PFSI shares trade +21.56% above its 20-day simple moving average and +23.77% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +5.17% above its SMA50 and -5.75% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 81.89% and Stochastic coefficient D was 72.89%, while ATR was 1.86. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.61% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 65.05%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.18, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.47.

Analyst Ratings

BTIG Research launched its rating on PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (NYSE: PFSI) to a Buy in a note to investors on April 21, 2022. PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (PFSI) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, PFSI is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate PennyMac Financial Services Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $65.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $54.00 – $82.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict PennyMac Financial Services Inc. (PFSI) will achieve an average price target of $65.25.


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