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Analyst Updating Price Targets And Ratings For PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) concluded the trading at $31.90 on Thursday, September 22 with a rise of 7.77% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $29.60 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 2.23 with its price kept floating in the range of $30.34 and $32.81 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 2.85. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that PBF hit a high price of $44.12 and saw its price falling to a low level of $10.44 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came subtracting -15.11% in its value.

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With its current market valuation of $3.95 billion, PBF Energy Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results on Apr 27, 2022 – May 02, 2022. Analysts are in estimates of $3.27 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $10.55 for 2022 with estimates of that growing to $3.27 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 522.00% for EPS and -69.00% growth next year.

Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $10.29 billion. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $8.29 billion which could climb up to $14.07 billion to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 43.20% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $36.35 billion in 2022, which will be 33.40% more from revenue generated by the company last year.

In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review PBF stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of Hold. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 50% Buy for it.

According to ratings assigned by 13 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 7 of them are recommending PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) as a Hold, while 6 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 0 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 0, whereas 0 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the PBF stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -2.76% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -0.23% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 49.61 while volatility remained at 6.89% over the past week which changes to 5.85% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 2.17, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 2.02.

In comparing PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of 7.77% and that of 181.06% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) which saw its stock price raised by 1.95% in the last trading and went through an increase of 64.71% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player HF Sinclair Corporation (DINO) has rise 3.46% up in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 63.72%, while Delek US Holdings Inc. (DK) was also up 3.91% however its price remained floating in the green at 66.32% over the same period. PBF Energy Inc. has a P/E ratio of 2.85 against that of Valero Energy Corporation’s 6.17 while HF Sinclair Corporation is showing 6.85 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.84% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.35%.

Having a second look at PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 2.71 million, while it jumped to 3.23 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 121.27 million.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 10.10% while it is 90.90% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Jul 14, 2022, number of stock’s short shares was 11.85 million which implies a short ratio of 3.31. This shows up a 9.80% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In July the standing of shares short improved as it was 10.1 million in the previous month. Addition of 145.95% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.

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