How Have Insiders Been Trading Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) Stock?


Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO) saw a downside of -0.08% to close Tuesday at $26.57 after subtracting -$0.02 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,812,260 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $28.00 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 1,496,350 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,545,948.

FLO’s 1-month performance is -8.51% or -$2.64 on its low of $26.37 reached on 01/20/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $24.15 and high of $30.16, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/06/23. YTD, FLO has lost -7.55% or -$2.17 and has reached a new high 3 times. However, the current price is down -11.90% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

FLO stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Dec 20.McMullian Ryals (President and CEO) most recently sold 143,020 shares at $27.97 per share on Aug 18. This transaction cost the insider $3,999,983. President and CEO, McMullian Ryals, sold 9,400 shares at a price of $26.40 on Jun 02. Then, on Jun 01, President and CEO McMullian Ryals sold 66,000 shares at a price of $26.54 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,751,838.

Valuation Metrics

FLO stock has a beta of 0.39. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.20 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.92.

Flowers Foods Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.40. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.62, while the total debt to equity was 0.63.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 48.20%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.16 billion against revenue of $4.33 billion.

Earnings Surprise

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 4.15% to $40.53 million, while revenue of $53.68 million was -32.45% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected FLO to announce $0.27 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.31, representing a 14.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $88.35 million. FLO stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 1.91 billion, with total debt at $1.2 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $211.13 million.

Let’s look briefly at Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 19.50% to suggest the stock is trending oversold, with historical volatility in this time period at 16.37%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $26.75, reflecting a -5.07% or -$1.42 change from its current price. FLO is currently trading -8.38% above its 20-day SMA, -3.10% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -6.61% and SMA200 by+0.87%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 8.97% and 9.27% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.48. The RSI (14) points at 27.50%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 6.99% with the period’s ATR at 0.48. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.65 and -1.12 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE: FLO), Deutsche Bank downgraded it to a Sell rating. They previously had a Hold rating on the stock.


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