As of Friday close, Flowers Foods Inc.’s (NYSE:FLO) stock was down -$0.8, moving down -2.91 percent to $26.68. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,077,160 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.52 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,298,380, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,503,028.
Since last month, FLO stock retreated -4.03%. Shares of the company fell to $26.43 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $30.16 was reached on 01/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $24.15. Since the beginning of this year, FLO’s stock price has dropped by -7.17% or -$2.06, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.54% since its 52-week high.
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FLO stock investors should be aware that Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 88 days ago on Dec 20. Chubb Thomas Caldecot III, the Director of the company, purchased of 2,000 shares for $28.42 on Dec 20. It resulted in a $56,840 investment by the insider. Chubb Thomas Caldecot III added 3,000 shares at an average price of $27.50 on Aug 23. The insider now owns 23,051 shares following the transaction. On Aug 18, President and CEO McMullian Ryals sold 143,020 shares at $27.97 apiece. The transaction was valued at $3,999,983.
Right now, Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) has a P/E ratio of about 24.91. The stock’s beta is 0.41. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.18, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.91, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 1068.26 may also be considered.
The latest dividend of $0.22 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.22. On Thursday May 26 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.
In the three months ended December 30, Flowers Foods Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.62, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.63. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 47.90% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 6.30%. Based on annual data, FLO earned $2.3 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.81 billion 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 9.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 15.80%.
In Flowers Foods Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $891.84 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. FLO’s revenue rose 9.16% to $1.16 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.08 billion. While analysts expected Flowers Foods Inc. to report $0.23 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.23 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $96.81 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Flowers Foods Inc. were 1.87 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $1.17 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $211.28 million.
This quick technical analysis looks at Flowers Foods Inc.’s (FLO) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.24%, the RSI 9-day stood at 35.04% on 17 March.
With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Flowers Foods Inc. price is down by -1.91% percent or -$0.52. At present, FLO shares trade -3.47% below its 20-day simple moving average and -1.22% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.62% below its SMA50 and -3.33% below its SMA200.
Stochastic coefficient K was 31.72% and Stochastic coefficient D was 31.46%, while ATR was 0.56. Given the Stochastic reading of 13.44% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 38.20%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.08, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.30.