Is It Worthwhile For Investors To Follow These Insider Trades On STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG)?


STAG Industrial Inc. (NYSE:STAG) finished Friday with a subtraction of -$0.61 to close at $32.31, a downside of -1.85 percent. An average of 734,220 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.31 in the past week, and it reached a new high 1 time over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 898,805 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,245,998.

STAG stock has decreased by -1.82% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $31.89 on 12/20/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $26.56 and a high of $48.27 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 1 time so far this year and lost -32.63% or -$15.65 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -33.06% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

STAG stock investors should be aware that STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 275 days ago on Mar 31. In this transaction, the insider spent $629,654. Chairman and CEO, Butcher Benjamin S, disposed of 10,000 shares at a price of $39.66 on Mar 07. The insider now owns more than $396,576 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chairman and CEO Butcher Benjamin S went on to Sale 15,000 shares at $40.03 each on Mar 04. An amount of $600,411 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.37. The stock’s beta is 0.96. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 9.05, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.69, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 50.90.

The company has a payout ratio of 127.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.1217 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest decrease dividend $0.0003 reported on Wednesday October 12 2022.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.72 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.72 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $163.97 million compared to revenue of $562.16 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, STAG Industrial Inc.’s return on assets was 3.90%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, STAG Industrial Inc. had $1.03 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $63.27 million in the quarter, while revenues of $32.32 million were grew 23.44%. The analyst consensus anticipated STAG Industrial Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.16 per share, but it turned out to be $0.35, a 118.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $122.88 million. At the end of the quarter ending September 29, STAG Industrial Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $2.49 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $179.22 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 44.71%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 23.23%.

As of today, STAG’s price is $32.69 -0.95% or -$0.31 from its 5-day moving average. STAG is currently trading -1.85% lower than its 20-day SMA and -2.12% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +14.62% above the SMA50 and -19.04% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 20.95% and 26.89%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.81. With the 14-day stochastic at 14.58% and the average true range at 0.82, the RSI (14) stands at 47.79%. The stock has reached -0.07 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.39.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo downgraded STAG Industrial Inc. (NYSE: STAG) to a an Equal weight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Overweight. The consensus rating for STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell STAG, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 4 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is STAG’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $33.00 and $42.00, with a median target of $35.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for STAG Industrial Inc. (STAG) stock is $36.41.


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