Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) traded at $2.21 at last check on Tuesday, Jun 30, making a downturn move of -2.32% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $2.26 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.32 with the day’s price range being $2.2000 – 2.5450. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 9.18. In terms of its 52-week price range, ODP has a high of $2.99 and a low of $1.23. The company’s stock has gained about -8.5% over that past 30 days.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $2.22 Billion, with a low of $2.04 Billion and a high of $2.43 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to -14.2% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $9.97 Billion, or -6.4% down from figures reported last year.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the ODP stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 25% Buy.
Based on estimates by 4 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 1 have rated the Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) stock as a Hold, while 1 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 2 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Underweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the ODP stock currently stands at 0.74, and the current price level is -11.78% off its SMA20 and -3.01% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 43.78 while the volatility over the past week is 8.1% and drops to 7.12% over the past one month. The beta value is 2.31, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.18. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $29, with the estimates having a low of $18 and a high of $40. These price ends are 714.48% and +1709.95% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +1212.22% if the ODP share price touches on the median price of $29.
Let’s briefly compare Office (ODP) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -2.32% and +9.71% over the past 12 months for ODP competes that of Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), which has seen its stock price fall -0.23% in the latest trading session and is +20.97% over the last one year. Another of its peers Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) has climbed 2.54% today, but is -42.74% down over the past year, while Five Below Inc (FIVE) is also down -2.32% yet its price remains in the green at 9.71% over the same period. Tractor has a P/E ratio of 27.74 compared to Office’s 9.11 and Ulta’s 26.47. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.04% and 0.46%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 7.1 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 7.37 Million. Current shares outstanding are 526.34 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 1.72% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 93.72%. The data shows that short shares as of June 14, 2020, stood at 39.71 Million at a short ratio of 5.57. This represents a 7.54% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 14, 2020. Shares short rose in June from the previous month at 32.51 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -17.52% down in year-to-date price movement.