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Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE: SUM) Metrics That Matter Right Now

Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE:SUM) shares, rose in value on Friday, 05/13/22, with the stock price up by 1.84% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $26.03.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $25.56, falling within a range of $25.65 and $26.43. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.27 whereas the PE ratio was 22.12 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $41.46, and the low was $24.08. On the whole, SUM has fluctuated by -10.52% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Summit Materials Inc. currently standing at about $3.25 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Feb 21, 2022 – Feb 25, 2022. 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 $0.26, which is expected to increase to -$0.23 for fiscal year $1.09 and then to about $1.47 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 34.60% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 34.90%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $599.97 million, with a low estimate of $544.7 million and a high estimate of $639.7 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 4.90%, 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 $2.38 billion, representing an increase of 11.40% 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 1 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that SUM’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Sell.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 1.38, with the price of SUM currently trading nearly -7.35% and -11.55% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 40.28, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 6.17% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 4.98%. Furthermore, Summit Materials Inc. (SUM)’s beta value is 1.30, and its average true range (ATR) is 1.45. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $39.88 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $33.00 and a high of $50.00. Based on these price targets, the low is -26.78% off current price, whereas the price has to move -92.09% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $37.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -42.14% from the current levels.

A comparison of Summit Materials Inc. (SUM) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. SUM showed an intraday change of 1.84% in last session, and over the past year, it shrunk by -24.09%%. In comparison, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has moved higher at 0.64% on the day and was down -15.65% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of L.B. Foster Company (FSTR) has risen 0.33% on the day. The stock, however, is off -31.68% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a loss of -0.17% for The Manitowoc Company Inc. (MTW) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -54.97%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 22.12 for Summit Materials Inc., compared to 17.24 for Caterpillar Inc., and 37.17 for L.B. Foster Company. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 2.39%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.47%.

Data on historical trading for Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE:SUM) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 971.18K. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 118.94 million shares outstanding.

The stock has fallen by -35.15% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the SUM stock heading into the next quarter.

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