Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) price closed lower on Monday, September 18, dropping -3.02% below its previous close.
A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $4.30, with intraday deals fluctuated between $4.30 and $4.615. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 30.66. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $14.59 and 52-week low of $4.30. The stock subtracted -37.76% on its value in the past month.
Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc., which has a market valuation of $1.37 billion. Analysts tracking WOOF have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by 0.02 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $0.27 for the year 2023 and up to $0.36 for 2025. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -64.00% for the year and 33.30% for the next year.
On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $1.51 billion, with the likely lows of $1.49 billion and highs of $1.52 billion. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $6.26 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2024. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 3.70% above that which the company brought in 2024.
Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give WOOF a short term outlook of 100% Sell on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 100% Sell, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 100% Sell.
Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 14 analysts have assigned WOOF a recommendation rating as follows: 6 rate it as a Hold; 6 advise Buy while 1 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. (WOOF) stock as Underweight, with 1 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Overweight, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
If we dive deeper into the stock’s performance we see the positive picture represented by the PEG ratio, currently standing at 0.63. The overview shows that WOOF’s price is at present -22.17% off the SMA20 and -40.14% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 11.57, with weekly volatility standing at 3.76%. The indicator jumps to 4.38% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF)’s beta value is holding at 1.24, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.25. Considering analysts have assigned the stock a price target range of $4.00-$10.00 as the low and high respectively, we find the trailing 12-month average consensus price target to be $6.77. Based on this estimate, we see that current price is roughly 4.08% off the estimated low and -139.81% off the forecast high. Investors will no doubt be excited to see the share price fall to $7.00, which is the median consensus price, and at that level WOOF would be -67.87% from current price.
An analysis of the Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 3.89 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 5.94 million.
Current records show that the company has 267.16M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 1.30% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 64.80%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Aug 30, 2023, stood at 16.27 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 3.47. From this we can glean that short interest is 6.08% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in August rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 15.12 million. But the -56.01% downside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.