How have the shares performed?
AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) saw downtrend of -2.46% in the recent trading with $116.52 being its most recent. The current price level -7.42% lower than the highest price of $125.86 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 42.95% higher than the lowest price of $81.51 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on ABC appeared in Insider Monkey under the title “Was The Smart Money Right About Piling Into AmerisourceBergen (ABC)?” on May-10-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -7.42% below one month high and is +2.15% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $117.34 while that of 5-day is reading $119.88.
Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and ABC’s SMA-200 as of now is $105.21.
Do analysts rate it as a buy, sell or hold?
Irrespective of recent performance, what’s important is what the future holds. In uncertain economic times, a clear picture is difficult to get. Analysts generally have a good understanding of the market works, which gives them a leg up in making predictions. Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 18 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.20 for the stock.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation Earnings – What Happened With ABC
Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 12/30/2020, posting a surprise factor of 12.40% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $49.15 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $49.97 billion.
ABC – AmerisourceBergen Corporation Stock Earnings Estimates
The perspective of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of 1.94 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. 14 analysts covering the stock at Wall Street were agreed upon that EPS consensus. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was 2.18.
Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 204.92 million. ABC does have institutional investors; and they hold 66.50% of the stock.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation – Insider Activity and Holdings
Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 18 new insider purchases involving 142,841 shares. On the other hand, ABC declared 338,107 shares have been sold in 19 insider transactions over the past three months.
As on Dec 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) was the top most holder in AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) with an ownership of 17.01 million shares of the company or 8.31% of the stake worth $1.66 billion. The filing also reveals Blackrock Inc. as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 5.40% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $1.08 billion for having 11.05 million shares in hand.
JP Morgan Chase & Company also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 3.64% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 1,078 institutions which have possession in ABC’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 18 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.20 for the stock.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation’s return on equity, or ROE, is -806.00%, compared to the industry average of 6.74% for Healthcare – Medical Distribution. Although this indicates that ABC fails to use its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.