How Should Investors View CBIZ Inc. (CBZ) Insider Trading?


As of Wednesday close, CBIZ Inc.’s (NYSE:CBZ) stock was down -$0.31, moving down -0.62 percent to $49.31. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 195,700 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.49 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 253,965, while in the previous 50 days, it was 277,196.

Since last month, CBZ stock rose 4.29%. Shares of the company fell to $45.83 on 11/04/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $50.57 was reached on 10/31/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $35.32. Since the beginning of this year, CBZ’s stock price has risen by 26.05% or $10.19, and marked a new high 22 times. However, the stock has declined by -2.49% since its 52-week high.

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CBZ stock investors should be aware that CBIZ Inc. (CBZ) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 24 days ago on Oct 31. GROVE WARE H, the C.F.O. of the company, disposed of 1,401 shares for $50.00 on Oct 31. It resulted in a $70,050 divestment by the insider. HUDSON SHERRILL W sold 20,000 shares at an average price of $50.15 on Oct 31. The insider now owns 63,983 shares following the transaction. On Oct 28, C.F.O. GROVE WARE H sold 13,599 shares at $50.08 apiece. The transaction was valued at $681,095.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, CBIZ Inc. (CBZ) has a P/E ratio of about 24.24. The stock’s beta is 0.76. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.81, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.28, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 24.26 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, CBIZ Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.30, 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 0.35, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.35. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 17.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 12.50%. Based on annual data, CBZ earned $159.29 million in gross profit and brought in $1.1 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 6.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.30%.

In CBIZ Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $268.94 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. CBZ’s revenue rose 22.17% to $361.95 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $363.26 million. While analysts expected CBIZ Inc. to report $0.45 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.51 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 13.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $49.59 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of CBIZ Inc. were 1.13 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $268.94 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $50.83 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at CBIZ Inc.’s (CBZ) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 20.97%, the RSI 9-day stood at 63.38% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current CBIZ Inc. price is up by +3.12% percent or $1.49. At present, CBZ shares trade +4.54% above its 20-day simple moving average and +23.06% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +12.79% above its SMA50 and +29.90% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 89.53% and Stochastic coefficient D was 80.15%, while ATR was 1.04. Given the Stochastic reading of 85.93% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 61.31%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.85, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.19.

Analyst Ratings

CJS Securities upgraded its rating on CBIZ Inc. (NYSE: CBZ) to a Market outperform in a note to investors on March 31, 2020. The analysts firm previously had a Market perform rating on the stock.CBIZ Inc. (CBZ) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, CBZ 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 CBIZ Inc. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $54.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $50.00 – $58.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict CBIZ Inc. (CBZ) will achieve an average price target of $54.00.


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