SM Energy Company (SM) Is A Stock You Should Watch

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As of Friday close, SM Energy Company’s (NYSE:SM) stock was down -$1.56, moving down -5.80 percent to $25.32. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,355,840 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$3.47 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,585,235, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,933,134.

Since last month, SM stock retreated -22.45%. Shares of the company fell to $24.86 on 03/16/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $54.97 was reached on 01/18/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $24.86. Since the beginning of this year, SM’s stock price has dropped by -27.30% or -$9.51, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -53.94% since its 52-week high.

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SM stock investors should be aware that SM Energy Company (SM) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Mar 15. Vogel Herbert S, the President & CEO of the company, purchased of 1,000 shares for $25.63 on Mar 15. It resulted in a $25,630 investment by the insider. Vogel Herbert S added 1,000 shares at an average price of $29.15 on Mar 09. The insider now owns 405,063 shares following the transaction. On Mar 08, President & CEO Vogel Herbert S bought 1,000 shares at $29.48 apiece. The transaction was valued at $29,480.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, SM Energy Company (SM) has a P/E ratio of about 2.83. The stock’s beta is 4.43. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.92, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.00, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 3.93 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15. On Wednesday September 7 2022, a $0.14 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, SM Energy Company’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.20, 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 September 29 was 0.51, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.51. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 81.50% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 45.00%. Based on annual data, SM earned $1.58 billion in gross profit and brought in $3.36 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 26.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 42.30%.

In SM Energy Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.57 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SM’s revenue fell -27.36% to $835.45 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $671.32 million. While analysts expected SM Energy Company to report $1.9 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.82 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -4.20%. The liabilities of SM Energy Company were 2.63 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.58 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at SM Energy Company’s (SM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 63.09%, the RSI 9-day stood at 26.85% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current SM Energy Company price is down by -12.05% percent or -$3.47. At present, SM shares trade -19.62% below its 20-day simple moving average and -43.10% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -15.71% below its SMA50 and -47.55% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.96% and Stochastic coefficient D was 19.14%, while ATR was 1.73. Given the Stochastic reading of 6.24% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 30.35%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.15, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.13.

Analyst Ratings

SM Energy Company downgraded its rating on SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) to a Market perform in a note to investors on March 01, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.SM Energy Company (SM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, SM is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate SM Energy Company stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.


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