Does Wall Street Rate The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. (NAPA) Shares A Sell?


At the last check on Friday, The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc.’s (NYSE:NAPA) stock was up $0.27, moving up 1.67 percent to $16.46. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 853,438 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.27 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 479,475, while in the previous 50 days, it was 749,298.

Since last month, NAPA stock rose 6.37%. Shares of the company fell to $13.73 on 11/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $23.57 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $12.64. Since the beginning of this year, NAPA’s stock price has dropped by -30.63% or -$6.87, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.17% since its 52-week high.

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NAPA stock investors should be aware that The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. (NAPA) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 137 days ago on Jul 11. Mallard Holdco, LLC, the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 5,000,000 shares for $19.25 on Jul 11. It resulted in a $96,250,000 divestment by the insider. Rasmuson Zach sold 25,000 shares at an average price of $20.18 on Jul 01. The insider now owns 422,685 shares following the transaction. On Jun 03, Ryan Alex sold 25,942 shares at $21.88 apiece. The transaction was valued at $567,542.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. (NAPA) has a P/E ratio of about 31.02. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.98, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.15, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 76.61 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended July 30, The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 5.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending July 30 was 0.25, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.26. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 49.70% percent. In the year ended July 30, operating margins totaled 23.40%. Based on annual data, NAPA earned $185.18 million in gross profit and brought in $372.51 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 5.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.10%.

In The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for July 30, it reported total debt of $108.67 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NAPA’s revenue rose 215.92% to $91.58 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $78.01 million. While analysts expected The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. to report $0.08 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.08 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $18.13 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. were 384.35 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended July 30, and its total debt was $246.79 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $115.18 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc.’s (NAPA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 15.85%, the RSI 9-day stood at 76.75% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. price is up by +8.36% percent or $1.27. At present, NAPA shares trade +12.04% above its 20-day simple moving average and -20.55% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +9.29% above its SMA50 and -19.03% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 97.03% and Stochastic coefficient D was 94.42%, while ATR was 0.57. Given the Stochastic reading of 99.64% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 67.81%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.74, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.12.

Analyst Ratings

Wedbush launched its rating on The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. (NYSE: NAPA) to an Outperform in a note to investors on October 11, 2022. The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. (NAPA) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NAPA 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 The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $18.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $17.00 – $23.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Duckhorn Portfolio Inc. (NAPA) will achieve an average price target of $19.22.


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