Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) on January 24, 2023, started off the session at the price of $12.38, plunging -0.56% from the previous trading day. During the day, the shares moved up to $12.66 and dropped to $12.00 before settling in for the closing price of $12.42. Within the past 52 weeks, MERC’s price has moved between $10.83 and $17.50.
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Over the past five-year period, the growth rate of yearbook sales for the company of the Basic Materials sector was 14.10%. The company achieved an average annual earnings per share of 796.20%. With a float of $40.38 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $66.13 million.
Considering the fact that the conglomerate employs 2415 people, you should pay attention to its efficiency factor. In terms of profitability, gross margin is +23.60, operating margin of +19.22, and the pretax margin is +14.45.
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Breakdown of a Key Holders of the stock
Observing investor behavior towards Paper & Paper Products industry stocks is more important than anything else. The insider ownership of Mercer International Inc. is 0.20%, while institutional ownership is 55.40%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Aug 26, was worth 196,024. In this transaction Director of this company sold 12,000 shares at a rate of $16.34, taking the stock ownership to the 10,893 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Aug 16, when Company’s Director sold 10,000 for $17.01, making the entire transaction worth $170,100. This insider now owns 67,393 shares in total.
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) Recent Fiscal highlights
As on 6/29/2021, Multinational firm has announced its last quarter scores, in which it reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the period falling under the consensus outlook (set at $0.45) by -$0.13. This company achieved a net margin of +9.48 while generating a return on equity of 26.41. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.7 per share during the current fiscal year.
According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 796.20% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 5.73% during the next five years compared to 36.90% growth over the previous five years of trading.
Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) Trading Performance Indicators
Mercer International Inc. (MERC) is currently performing well based on its current performance indicators. A quick ratio of 2.20 was reported for the most recent quarter. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 0.37. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 4.93.
For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 4.54, a number that is poised to hit 0.54 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 2.43 in one year’s time.
Technical Analysis of Mercer International Inc. (MERC)
Compared to the last year’s volume of 0.38 million, its volume of 0.4 million showed improvement in the last five days. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 84.88%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 0.50.
During the past 100 days, Mercer International Inc.’s (MERC) raw stochastic average was set at 21.13%, which indicates a significant decrease from 80.38% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 27.13% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 37.76% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.
At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $12.69, while its 200-day Moving Average is $14.14. Nevertheless, the first resistance level for the watch stands at $12.67 in the near term. At $13.00, the stock is likely to face the second major resistance level. The third major resistance level sits at $13.33. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $12.01, it is likely to go to the next support level at $11.68. Now, if the price goes above the second support level, the third support stands at $11.35.
Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) Key Stats
Market capitalization of the company is 810.53 million based on 66,167K outstanding shares. Right now, sales total 1,803 M and income totals 170,990 K. The company made 532,810 K in profit during its latest quarter, and 66,750 K in sales during its previous quarter.