Can Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) Add Value To Your Portfolio?


As of Friday close, Albertsons Companies Inc.’s (NYSE:ACI) stock was down -$0.18, moving down -0.91 percent to $19.50. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,813,060 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.41 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,789,840, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,726,204.

Since last month, ACI stock retreated -7.28%. Shares of the company fell to $19.29 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $27.90 was reached on 01/12/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $18.28. Since the beginning of this year, ACI’s stock price has dropped by -5.98% or -$1.24, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.12% since its 52-week high.

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ACI stock investors should be aware that Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 52 days ago on Jan 25. Gajial Omer, the EVP, Pharmacy & Health of the company, disposed of 36,000 shares for $21.05 on Jan 25. It resulted in a $757,800 divestment by the insider. Larson Robert Bruce sold 30,000 shares at an average price of $21.01 on Jan 25. The insider now owns 50,241 shares following the transaction. On Oct 14, KIMCO REALTY CORP sold 11,500,000 shares at $26.18 apiece. The transaction was valued at $301,070,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) has a P/E ratio of about 7.94. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.14, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 12.75.

The latest dividend of $0.12 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.12. On Tuesday October 18 2022, a $6.73 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended November 29, Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.80, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending November 29 was 8.66, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 11.13. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 28.20% percent. Based on annual data, ACI earned $20.72 billion in gross profit and brought in $71.89 billion in revenue.

In Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for November 29, it reported total debt of $7.09 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ACI’s revenue rose 7.86% to $17.92 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $18.15 billion. While analysts expected Albertsons Companies Inc. to report $0.67 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.87 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 29.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.15 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Albertsons Companies Inc. were 29.4 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended November 29, and its total debt was $15.21 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $535.72 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Albertsons Companies Inc.’s (ACI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 9.46%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.14% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Albertsons Companies Inc. price is down by -2.06% percent or -$0.41. At present, ACI shares trade -7.63% below its 20-day simple moving average and -7.50% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.70% below its SMA50 and -36.17% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.64% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.44%, while ATR was 0.28. Given the Stochastic reading of 20.79% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 27.81%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.16, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.21.

Analyst Ratings

Bernstein launched its rating on Albertsons Companies Inc. (NYSE: ACI) to an Outperform in a note to investors on December 06, 2022. Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, ACI is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Albertsons Companies Inc. stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $27.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $21.00 – $30.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) will achieve an average price target of $25.56.


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