As on January 06, 2021, South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE: SJI) got off with the flyer as it spiked 4.65% to $22.06. During the day, the stock rose to $22.22 and sunk to $21.38 before settling in for the price of $21.08 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, SJI posted a 52-week range of $18.24-$33.43.
It was noted that the giant of the Utilities sector posted annual sales growth of 12.90% over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was -10.70%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 294.80%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $100.59 million, simultaneously with a float of $100.05 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $2.22 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $22.10, while the 200-day Moving Average is $23.44.
It is quite fundamental to gauge the extent of the productivity of the business which is accounted for 1100 workers. It has generated 1,473,351 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 70,172. The stock had 4.48 Receivables turnover and 0.24 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +13.13, operating margin was +12.39 and Pretax Margin of +5.61.
South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI) Ownership Facts and Figures
Another important factor to analyze is how key investors are playing towards the stock of the Utilities – Diversified industry. South Jersey Industries Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.54%, in contrast to 89.30% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Aug 10, this organization’s Director sold 79 shares at the rate of 22.98, making the entire transaction reach 1,815 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 34,425. Preceding that transaction, on May 27, Company’s Director sold 11 for 26.90, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 296. This particular insider is now the holder of 34,504 in total.
South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI) Earnings and Revenue Records
If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 9/29/2020, the company posted -$0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at -$0.22) by $0.16. This company achieved a net margin of +4.76 while generating a return on equity of 5.74. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.24 per share during the current fiscal year.
South Jersey Industries Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 294.80% and is forecasted to reach 1.68 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 24.50% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the -10.70% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE: SJI) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI). It’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.30. The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.67. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $15.89, and its Beta score is 0.87. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 1.46.
In the same vein, SJI’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 1.39, a figure that is expected to reach 0.57 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 1.68 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI)
Through scrutinizing the latest numbers posted by the [South Jersey Industries Inc., SJI], it can be observed that its last 5-days Average volume of 0.92 million was lower the volume of 1.03 million, it posted the year before. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 54.41% While, its Average True Range was 0.68.
Raw Stochastic average of South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 56.43%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 47.16% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 36.66% that was lower than 39.19% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.