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SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) Metrics That Matter Right Now

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) shares, rose in value on Friday, May 13, with the stock price up by 5.52% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $34.97.

Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $33.14, falling within a range of $32.12 and $34.02. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 5.79 whereas the PE ratio is 14.84 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $43.69, and the low was $14.79. On the whole, SM has fluctuated by -19.19% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of SM Energy Company currently standing at about $3.93 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Apr 27, 2022 – May 02, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.02, with its dividend yield at 0.06%. 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 $0.74, which is expected to increase to $1.44 for fiscal year $1.39 and then to about $4.72 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 704.30% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 239.60%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $591.34 million, with a low estimate of $480 million and a high estimate of $793 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 84.70%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $2.18 billion, representing an increase of 94.00% 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 SM’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Buy.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0.41, with the price of SM currently trading nearly -5.04% and -9.06% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 45.12, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 8.53% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 6.74%. Furthermore, SM Energy Company (SM)’s beta value is 5.20, and its average true range (ATR) is 2.57.

A comparison of SM Energy Company (SM) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. SM showed an intraday change of 5.52% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it grew by 103.94%%. On the other hand, the price of Range Resources Corporation (RRC) has risen 0.70% today. The stock, however, is off 134.98% from where it was a year ago. The PE ratio stands at 14.84 for SM Energy Company. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 2.37%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.59%.

Data on historical trading for SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 2.7 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 2.60 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 121.91 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 1.00% of SM Energy Company’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 86.90% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 8.97 million shares as on Dec 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 3.17. According to the data, the short interest in SM Energy Company (SM) stood at 7.38% of shares outstanding as of Dec 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Nov 14, 2021 reached 7.92 million. The stock has risen by 12.42% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the SM stock heading into the next quarter.

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