What’s The Story Behind Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB)

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Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) closed its last session at $4.63. The stock traded within a range of $4.34 and $4.69. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 7.66 Million. Trading volume for Gerdau S.A. was 22.76 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) has an average volume of 8.34 Million.

Company Profile

GERDAU S.A. throughout its 101 years of activities, they are largest long steel producer in Latin America, and have made an important contribution in building the history of the Brazilian industry. Gerdau Group dedicates itself to meeting the growing demands of several dynamic industries involved in the production of goods and in the development of the economy. Gerdau steel is used in construction and industry as well as in the automotive and agricultural sectors.

Analyst Views

Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) touched its 1-Year High price of $4.69 on 01/11/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $2.60 on 06/15/17.

EPS & Financials

Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.02/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.05/Share by a difference of $-0.03. This showed a surprise of -60% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 1 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.02/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.02/share and a low EPS of $0.02/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $3.05 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 3.05 Billion and 3.05 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) has a 20-Day average volume of 9.56 Million. According to today’s trading volume Gerdau S.A. 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 32.7 Percent and Institutional ownership of 20.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at -3.8%, Return on Equity currently is -8.3% and the Return on Investment value is -4.3%.

Gerdau S.A. (NYSE:GGB) gross margin percentage stands at 8.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -1.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -5.7 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 20.98% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 32.6 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 38.28 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 24.46 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -1.7%. The return on invested capital is at -4.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 43.73.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 38.28%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 24.46% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.