The Insider Activity Of RPM International Inc. (RPM) Should Not Be Ignored


As of Wednesday close, RPM International Inc.’s (NYSE:RPM) stock was up $0.72, moving up 0.70 percent to $103.56. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 434,600 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $4.36 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 547,365, while in the previous 50 days, it was 658,562.

Since last month, RPM stock rose 11.51%. Shares of the company fell to $89.17 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $102.91 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $74.56. Since the beginning of this year, RPM’s stock price has risen by 2.53% or $2.56, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has increased by 0.63% since its 52-week high.

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RPM stock investors should be aware that RPM International Inc. (RPM) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 14 days ago on Nov 10. Ratajczak Matthew T, the VP-Global Tax and Treasurer of the company, disposed of 16,000 shares for $99.79 on Nov 10. It resulted in a $1,596,640 divestment by the insider. SULLIVAN FRANK C sold 65,000 shares at an average price of $92.60 on Oct 13. The insider now owns 1,050,706 shares following the transaction. On Oct 13, Director Nance Frederick R. sold 477 shares at $89.98 apiece. The transaction was valued at $42,920.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, RPM International Inc. (RPM) has a P/E ratio of about 25.49. The stock’s beta is 0.97. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.88, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.62.

The latest dividend of $0.42 per share was paid out, which is 5.0% more than last year’s $0.40. On Thursday October 6 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended August 30, RPM International Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 2.00, 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 August 30 was 1.27, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.42. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 36.70% percent. Based on annual data, RPM earned $2.43 billion in gross profit and brought in $6.71 billion in revenue.

In RPM International Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for August 30, it reported total debt of $2.53 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. RPM’s revenue rose 14.59% to $1.98 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.93 billion. While analysts expected RPM International Inc. to report $1.33 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.47 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 10.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $297.68 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of RPM International Inc. were 4.81 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended August 30, and its total debt was $3.09 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $129.1 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at RPM International Inc.’s (RPM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 17.80%, the RSI 9-day stood at 76.95% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current RPM International Inc. price is up by +4.40% percent or $4.36. At present, RPM shares trade +12.64% above its 20-day simple moving average and +26.73% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +12.43% above its SMA50 and +18.64% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 94.97% and Stochastic coefficient D was 92.47%, while ATR was 2.32. Given the Stochastic reading of 96.52% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 70.50%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.34, while the 14-day reading stands at 4.00.

Analyst Ratings

RPM International Inc. downgraded its rating on RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) to a Neutral in a note to investors on October 18, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.RPM International Inc. (RPM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, RPM is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate RPM International Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $100.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $85.00 – $115.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict RPM International Inc. (RPM) will achieve an average price target of $99.43.


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