SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) price on Thursday, August 26, fall -1.68% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $17.51.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $17.81, moving within a range at $17.26 and $17.92. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 6.23. Turning to its 52-week performance, $26.86 and $1.34 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, SM moved -6.41% over the past month.
SM Energy Company’s market cap currently stands at around $2.13 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Oct 27, 2021 – Nov 01, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.02, with its dividend yield at 0.11%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be -$0.23, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to -$0.11 and about $2.17 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 52.20% for 2021 and 2,072.70% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $563.85 million for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $353 million and $564 million respectively. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $1.89 billion, representing a 68.00% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was 7 upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that SM is a 50% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 50% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in Hold category.
14 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 8 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 4 recommend SM as a Buy and 1 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 1 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Hold which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
SM’s current price about -0.83% and -13.65% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 46.61, while 7-day volatility ratio is 4.44% and 5.86% in the 30-day chart. Further, SM Energy Company (SM) has a beta value of 6.22, and an average true range (ATR) of 1.12. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $28.04, forecast between a low of $10.00 and high of $42.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 42.89% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -139.86%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -57.05% jump to $27.50 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of SM Energy Company (SM) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows SM’s intraday price has changed -1.68% in last session and 603.21% over the past year. Looking at another peer, we see that Range Resources Corporation (RRC) price has dipped -1.00% on the day. However, the stock is 81.58% off its price a year ago. Moreover, Cimarex Energy Co. (XEC) is also down -1.19% in trading on the day while keeping a an uptrend of 114.86% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.58% and -0.54% respectively in the last trading.
If we refocus on SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 2.78 million over the past 10 days and 2.99 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 118.36 million shares.
The 1.40% of SM Energy Company’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 87.80% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 13.46 million on Apr 14, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 3.24. The data shows that as of Apr 14, 2021 short interest in SM Energy Company (SM) stood at 11.73% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 11.41 million registered in Mar 14, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock 186.11% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the SM stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.