Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (AUB) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?


As of Friday close, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation’s (NYSE:AUB) stock was down -$1.83, moving down -4.98 percent to $34.94. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,341,440 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.22 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,565,560, while in the previous 50 days, it was 781,932.

Since last month, AUB stock retreated -9.15%. Shares of the company fell to $32.48 on 03/13/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $41.04 was reached on 03/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $30.26. Since the beginning of this year, AUB’s stock price has dropped by -0.57% or -$0.20, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -14.86% since its 52-week high.

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AUB stock investors should be aware that Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (AUB) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 124 days ago on Nov 14. Ellett Frank Russell, the Director of the company, purchased of 5,000 shares for $34.53 on Nov 14. It resulted in a $172,642 investment by the insider. Ellett Frank Russell added 5,000 shares at an average price of $35.03 on Nov 11. The insider now owns 32,313 shares following the transaction. On Nov 10, Director Ellett Frank Russell bought 10,000 shares at $34.98 apiece. The transaction was valued at $349,800.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (AUB) has a P/E ratio of about 11.75. The stock’s beta is 1.06. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.98, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.10, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 8.36 may also be considered.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.17, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.17. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 85.60%. Based on annual data, AUB earned $584.26 million in gross profit and brought in $660.43 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 18.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 9.30%.

In Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $389.86 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation to report $0.81 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.9 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.10%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $74.72 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation’s (AUB) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 65.16%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.98% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation price is down by -3.37% percent or -$1.22. At present, AUB shares trade -7.86% below its 20-day simple moving average and +7.77% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -0.68% below its SMA50 and -0.91% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 38.08% and Stochastic coefficient D was 36.80%, while ATR was 2.26. Given the Stochastic reading of 28.74% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 41.36%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.57, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.12.

Analyst Ratings

Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (AUB) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, AUB is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $42.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $42.00 – $50.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (AUB) will achieve an average price target of $43.80.


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