South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE:SJI) saw a downside of -0.06% to close Tuesday at $35.90 after subtracting -$0.02 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,880,200 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $36.03 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 2,997,220 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,896,044.
SJI’s 1-month performance is 1.76% or $0.66 on its low of $35.15 reached on 12/27/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $23.14 and high of $36.03, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/20/23. YTD, SJI has achieved 1.04% or $0.37 and has reached a new high 5 times. However, the current price is down -0.36% from the 52-week high price.
SJI stock has a beta of 0.62. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.69 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.14.
South Jersey Industries Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 0.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.70. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.74, while the total debt to equity was 1.85.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 30.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $349.12 million against revenue of $1.99 billion.
For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, South Jersey Industries Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $40000.0 against total debt of $3.8 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 46.54% to $129.21 million, while revenue of $66.72 million was 48.36% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected SJI to announce -$0.18 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.18, representing a 0.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $4.18 million. SJI stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 5.85 billion, with total debt at $3.8 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $122.47 million.
Let’s look briefly at South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 66.34% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 2.97%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $35.87, reflecting a +0.50% or $0.18 change from its current price. SJI is currently trading +1.87% above its 20-day SMA, +5.65% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +6.34% and SMA200 by+4.36%.
Stochastic %K and %D was 86.75% and 85.84% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.18. The RSI (14) points at 64.04%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 84.34% with the period’s ATR at 0.21. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.10 and 0.18 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE: SJI), Janney downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for SJI stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate SJI as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 0 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is SJI’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 $38.00, with their median price target at $36.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI) stock is $36.29.