What Are The Risk Factors For UFP Industries Inc. (UFPI)?

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As of Wednesday close, UFP Industries Inc.’s (NASDAQ:UFPI) stock was down -$0.54, moving down -0.66 percent to $80.85. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 240,000 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.87 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 235,780, while in the previous 50 days, it was 294,692.

Since last month, UFPI stock rose 16.40%. Shares of the company fell to $66.17 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $94.80 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $64.12. Since the beginning of this year, UFPI’s stock price has dropped by -12.13% or -$11.16, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -14.72% since its 52-week high.


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UFPI stock investors should be aware that UFP Industries Inc. (UFPI) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 114 days ago on Aug 02. WEBSTER PATRICK M, the President and COO of the company, disposed of 27,996 shares for $90.73 on Aug 02. It resulted in a $2,540,077 divestment by the insider. MISSAD MATTHEW J sold 12,500 shares at an average price of $93.21 on Aug 01. The insider now owns 317,709 shares following the transaction. On Jul 28, Chief Financial Officer COLE MICHAEL R sold 3,438 shares at $89.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $305,982.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, UFP Industries Inc. (UFPI) has a P/E ratio of about 7.27. The stock’s beta is 1.46. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.50, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.99, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 56.59 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.25 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.25. On Wednesday April 20 2022, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, UFP Industries Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.80, while its current ratio was 3.00, 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 September 29 was 0.11, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.13. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 18.50% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 10.70%. Based on annual data, UFPI earned $1.41 billion in gross profit and brought in $8.64 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 24.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 32.50%.

In UFP Industries Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $275.42 million against cash and short-term investments of $33.11 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UFPI’s revenue rose 9.86% to $2.9 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.32 billion. While analysts expected UFP Industries Inc. to report $2.42 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.66 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 9.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $266.6 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of UFP Industries Inc. were 1.27 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $425.8 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $61.64 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at UFP Industries Inc.’s (UFPI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 29.27%, the RSI 9-day stood at 67.69% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current UFP Industries Inc. price is up by +2.37% percent or $1.87. At present, UFPI shares trade +15.35% above its 20-day simple moving average and +14.42% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +11.23% above its SMA50 and +3.03% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 92.31% and Stochastic coefficient D was 88.38%, while ATR was 2.39. Given the Stochastic reading of 92.00% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 63.74%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.06, while the 14-day reading stands at 3.66.

Analyst Ratings

Sidoti upgraded its rating on UFP Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) to a Buy in a note to investors on July 19, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.UFP Industries Inc. (UFPI) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, UFPI is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate UFP Industries Inc. stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $98.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $85.00 – $102.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict UFP Industries Inc. (UFPI) will achieve an average price target of $95.17.

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