An Analysis Of GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF)’s Weekly Performance


At the last check on Friday, GrafTech International Ltd.’s (NYSE:EAF) stock was down -$0.14, moving down -2.55 percent to $5.35. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,330,888 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.15 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,442,157, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,421,557.

Since last month, EAF stock rose 4.37%. Shares of the company fell to $4.14 on 11/18/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $12.91 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $4.07. Since the beginning of this year, EAF’s stock price has dropped by -53.59% or -$6.47, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -58.56% since its 52-week high.

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EAF stock investors should be aware that GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 347 days ago on Dec 13. Germain Jean-Marc, the Director of the company, purchased of 5,000 shares for $11.96 on Dec 13. It resulted in a $59,800 investment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) has a P/E ratio of about 3.02. The stock’s beta is 1.25. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.01, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.18, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.55 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.01 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.01. On Thursday May 7 2020, a $0.0750 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, GrafTech International Ltd.’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 3.20, 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 June 29 was 3.40, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 3.40. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 46.60% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 41.00%. Based on annual data, EAF earned $644.45 million in gross profit and brought in $1.35 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 41.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 303.40%.

In GrafTech International Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $921.09 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. EAF’s revenue fell -14.32% to $363.65 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $303.84 million. While analysts expected GrafTech International Ltd. to report $0.43 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.44 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 2.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $127.34 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of GrafTech International Ltd. were 1.3 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $926.16 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $256.6 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at GrafTech International Ltd.’s (EAF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 149.29%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.82% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current GrafTech International Ltd. price is up by +27.43% percent or $1.15. At present, EAF shares trade +4.79% above its 20-day simple moving average and -22.36% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.38% below its SMA50 and -48.21% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 86.93% and Stochastic coefficient D was 90.14%, while ATR was 0.35. Given the Stochastic reading of 81.40% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 59.42%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.54, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.65.

Analyst Ratings

GrafTech International Ltd. downgraded its rating on GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF) to a Sector perform in a note to investors on July 13, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, EAF is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate GrafTech International Ltd. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $5.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $5.00 – $10.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF) will achieve an average price target of $6.25.


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