How Should Investors View S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) Insider Trading?


As of Wednesday close, S&P Global Inc.’s (NYSE:SPGI) stock was down -$5.99, moving down -1.65 percent to $356.20. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,203,140 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$4.74 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,075,210, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,170,468.

Since last month, SPGI stock rose 3.18%. Shares of the company fell to $338.92 on 04/26/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $395.80 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $279.32. Since the beginning of this year, SPGI’s stock price has risen by 6.35% or $21.26, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.00% since its 52-week high.

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SPGI stock investors should be aware that S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 10 days ago on May 15. Peterson Douglas L., the CEO & President of the company, disposed of 7,500 shares for $358.96 on May 15. It resulted in a $2,692,232 divestment by the insider. Steenbergen Ewout L sold 5,700 shares at an average price of $355.03 on Apr 28. The insider now owns 27,904 shares following the transaction. On Apr 28, EVP, Chief Legal Officer Kemps Steven J sold 909 shares at $360.07 apiece. The transaction was valued at $327,304.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) has a P/E ratio of about 41.93. The stock’s beta is 1.11. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 9.52, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.16, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 65.16 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.90 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.90.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, S&P Global Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 0.90, 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 March 30 was 0.30, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.32. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 65.70% percent. In the year ended March 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 39.83%, whereas operating margins totaled 35.20%. Based on annual data, SPGI earned $7.42 billion in gross profit and brought in $11.18 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 7.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.50%.

In S&P Global Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $10.73 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SPGI’s revenue rose 24.16% to $2.93 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.15 billion. While analysts expected S&P Global Inc. to report $2.91 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $3.15 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.43 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of S&P Global Inc. were 25.65 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $12.35 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $320.8 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at S&P Global Inc.’s (SPGI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 21.20%, the RSI 9-day stood at 45.38% on 24 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current S&P Global Inc. price is down by -1.31% percent or -$4.74. At present, SPGI shares trade +4.74% above its 20-day simple moving average and +4.82% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +7.05% above its SMA50 and -5.80% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 58.51% and Stochastic coefficient D was 74.03%, while ATR was 7.21. Given the Stochastic reading of 25.02% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 49.44%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.32, while the 14-day reading stands at 3.05.

Analyst Ratings

S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SPGI is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 6 analysts rate S&P Global Inc. stock as buy, with 15 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $413.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $340.00 – $434.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) will achieve an average price target of $408.42.


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