SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has a beta value of 6.18 and has seen 1.68 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $2.44B, closed the last trade at $19.69 per share which meant it lost -$0.45 on the day or -2.23% during that session. The SM stock price is -36.41% off its 52-week high price of $26.86 and 93.19% above the 52-week low of $1.34. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 2.17 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 2.81 million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that SM Energy Company (SM) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.60. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 1 rate it as Overweight. 8 out of 14 have rated it as a Hold, with 4 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$0.23.
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Sporting -2.23% in the red in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Friday, 09/03/21 when the SM stock price touched $19.69 or saw a rise of 5.25%. Year-to-date, SM Energy Company shares have moved 221.73%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 3.41%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) have changed 8.72%. Short interest in the company has seen 13.46 million shares shorted with days to cover at 3.24.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $27.96, which means that the shares’ value could jump 29.58% from current levels. The projected low price target is $10.00 while the price target rests at a high of $41.00. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is -108.23% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 49.21% from current levels.
SM Energy Company (SM) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that SM Energy Company shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 19.62% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 186.96%, compared to 10.80% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -53.30% and 160.00% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 72.50%.
10 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $563.85 million for the current quarter. 10 have an estimated revenue figure of $485.23 million for the next quarter concluding in Sep 2021.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -0.30% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -304.60% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 10.00%.
SM Energy Company is expected to release its next earnings report between October 27 and November 01 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.02 at a share yield of 0.10%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 0.85%.
SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM)’s Major holders
Insiders own 1.85% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 76.72% with a share float percentage of 78.17%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with SM Energy Company having a total of 246 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 16.65 million shares worth more than $101.9 million. As of Dec 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. held 14.51% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Maple Rock Capital Partners, Inc., with the holding of over 8.91 million shares as of Dec 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $54.54 million and represent 7.77% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF and SPDR (R) Ser Tr-SPDR (R) S&P (R) Oil & Gas Explor & Prod ETF. As of Mar 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 6.20% shares in the company for having 7.11 million shares of worth $116.37 million while later fund manager owns 4.82 million shares of worth $78.84 million as of Mar 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 4.20% of company’s outstanding stock.