Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) saw a downside of -0.46% to close Monday at $44.99 after subtracting -$0.21 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,794,660 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $45.72 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 2,573,160 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,483,200.
ARMK’s 1-month performance is 9.25% or $3.49 on its low of $40.96 reached on 12/28/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $28.74 and high of $45.72, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/17/23. YTD, ARMK has achieved 8.83% or $3.65 and has reached a new high 9 times. However, the current price is down -1.60% from the 52-week high price.
ARMK stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Dec 13.Harrington Lauren A (SVP and General Counsel) most recently sold 9,452 shares at $42.48 per share on Dec 13. This transaction cost the insider $401,521. EVP, Human Resources, MCKEE LYNN, sold 30,817 shares at a price of $42.46 on Dec 13.
ARMK stock has a beta of 1.66. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.70 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.83, with the price to cash flow ratio at 59.31.
Aramark’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.00. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.42, while the total debt to equity was 2.45. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 9.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.56 billion against revenue of $16.33 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 53.26% to $75.8 million, while revenue of $40.33 million was 46.79% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected ARMK to announce $0.24 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.25, representing a 4.20% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $329.79 million. ARMK stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 12.05 billion, with total debt at $8.55 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $258.74 million.
Let’s look briefly at Aramark (ARMK) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 65.69% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.75%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $44.83, reflecting a -0.71% or -$0.32 change from its current price. ARMK is currently trading +7.92% above its 20-day SMA, +26.02% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +23.26% and SMA200 by+20.88%.
Stochastic %K and %D was 80.80% and 78.19% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.87. The RSI (14) points at 65.73%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 84.48% with the period’s ATR at 0.88. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.07 and 0.80 on the 14-day charts.
Analysts offering their rating for ARMK stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate ARMK as a “sell,”, while 6 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 6 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is ARMK’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $36.00 and a high of $55.00, with their median price target at $45.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Aramark (ARMK) stock is $45.67.