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Analysts Predict Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) Going Down?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, 07/21/21, with the stock price up by 2.89% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $29.89.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $29.05, falling within a range of $28.78 and $30.19. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.87 whereas the PE ratio was 48.68 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $53.90, and the low was $8.93. On the whole, BBBY has fluctuated by 7.98% over the past month.


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With the market capitalization of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. currently standing at about $3.18 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Sep 29, 2021 – Oct 04, 2021. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.68, with its dividend yield at 2.28%. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.52, which is expected to increase to $0.45 for fiscal year $1.52 and then to about $2.24 by fiscal year 2023. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 255.10% in 2023, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 47.40%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.06 billion, with a low estimate of $2.04 billion and a high estimate of $2.08 billion. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $8.31 billion, representing a decrease of -10.00% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that BBBY’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Buy.

22 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 12 analyst(s), 3 recommend it as a Buy and 1 called the BBBY stock Overweight. In the meantime, 1 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 5 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Hold.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of BBBY currently trading nearly 1.24% and 3.71% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 52.22, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 5.54% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 7.11%. Furthermore, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)’s beta value is 1.87, and its average true range (ATR) is 1.98. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $31.07 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $19.00 and a high of $44.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 36.43% off current price, whereas the price has to move -47.21% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $31.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -3.71% from the current levels.

A comparison of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. BBBY showed an intraday change of 2.89% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 216.97%%. In comparison, RH (RH) has moved higher at 2.10% on the day and was up 139.61% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of The Container Store Group Inc. (TCS) has risen 0.37% on the day. The stock, however, is off 159.20% from where it was a year ago. The PE ratio stands at 48.68 for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., compared to 48.64 for RH, and 9.62 for The Container Store Group Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 0.82%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 0.83%.

Data on historical trading for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 3.22 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 7.81 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 106.77 million shares outstanding.

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Nearly 3.00% of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 99.83% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 20.44 million shares as on Jun 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 1.57. According to the data, the short interest in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) stood at 19.17% of shares outstanding as of Jun 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in May 13, 2021 reached 32.88 million. The stock has risen by 68.30% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the BBBY stock heading into the next quarter.

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