Is Phillips Edison & Company Inc. (PECO) Stock Cheap Or Risky?


As of Wednesday close, Phillips Edison & Company Inc.’s (NASDAQ:PECO) stock was up $0.14, moving up 0.44 percent to $32.10. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 488,640 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.39 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 578,945, while in the previous 50 days, it was 659,624.

Since last month, PECO stock rose 8.37%. Shares of the company fell to $28.47 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $36.35 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $27.07. Since the beginning of this year, PECO’s stock price has dropped by -2.85% or -$0.94, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.69% since its 52-week high.

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PECO stock investors should be aware that Phillips Edison & Company Inc. (PECO) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Nov 21. Massey Paul, the Director of the company, disposed of 9,600 shares for $31.42 on Nov 21. It resulted in a $301,632 divestment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Phillips Edison & Company Inc. (PECO) has a P/E ratio of about 126.88. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 6.52, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.66, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 54.28 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.0933 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.0933. On Tuesday September 6 2022, a $0.0003 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.83, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.83. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 71.10% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 17.20%. Based on annual data, PECO earned $374.55 million in gross profit and brought in $532.85 million 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 1.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 1.30%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PECO’s revenue rose 9.15% to $142.52 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $145.65 million. While analysts expected Phillips Edison & Company Inc. to report $0.09 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.12 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 33.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $94.12 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Phillips Edison & Company Inc. were 2.12 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $1.88 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $117.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Phillips Edison & Company Inc.’s (PECO) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 18.37%, the RSI 9-day stood at 67.33% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Phillips Edison & Company Inc. price is up by +4.53% percent or $1.39. At present, PECO shares trade +9.37% above its 20-day simple moving average and -6.11% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +0.47% above its SMA50 and +1.33% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 95.28% and Stochastic coefficient D was 90.36%, while ATR was 0.79. Given the Stochastic reading of 99.35% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 62.72%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.47, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.73.

Analyst Ratings

Phillips Edison & Company Inc. downgraded its rating on Phillips Edison & Company Inc. (NASDAQ: PECO) to a Neutral in a note to investors on July 21, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.


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