Stock In Spotlight: SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM)

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SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) closed its last session at $26.7. The stock traded within a range of $26.62 and $28.20. The company operates in the Energy sector with a market capitalization of 2.99 Million. Trading volume for SM Energy Company was 5.14 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has an average volume of 3.9 Million.

Company Profile

SM Energy Company, formerly known as St. Mary Land & Exploration Company, is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas and crude oil. The Company operates in the areas: Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains, ArkLaTex, Permian Basin, and Gulf Coast regions which are operated out of its offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Billings, Montana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Midland, Texas; and Houston, Texas, respectively. SM Energy Company is based in Denver, Colorado.

Analyst Views

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) touched its 1-Year High price of $35.29 on 01/26/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $12.29 on 08/30/17.

EPS & Financials

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.25/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.31/Share by a difference of $0.06. This showed a surprise of 19.4% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 19 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-0.18/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $-0.01/share and a low EPS of $-0.66/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $324.75 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 340.04 Million and 310.1 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.68 Million. According to today’s trading volume SM Energy Company is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 0 Percent. The return on assets stands at -5.3%, Return on Equity currently is -13.4% and the Return on Investment value is -11.1%.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) gross margin percentage stands at 57.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -27.8 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -26.5 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 18.58% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 23.59 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 41.48 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 20.92 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -27.8%. The return on invested capital is at -11.1%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 41.48%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 20.92% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.