AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME) shares fell to a low of $135.41 before closing at $135.71. Intraday shares traded counted 0.57 million, which was 43.84% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.01M. AME’s previous close was $136.71 while the outstanding shares total 230.44M. The firm has a beta of 1.33, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 38.75. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 54.72, with weekly volatility at 1.32% and ATR at 2.08. The AME stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $84.53 and a $139.07 high. The stock traded lower over the last trading session, losing -0.73% on 06/09/21.
Investors have identified the Specialty Industrial Machinery company AMETEK Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $31.14 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
AMETEK Inc. (AME) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For AME, the company has in raw cash 1.12 billion on their books with 94.67 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on a decline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 2.57 billion total, with 1.14 billion as their total liabilities.
AME were able to record 266.87 million as free cash flow during the 08/03/2021 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by -89.16 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 284.41 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for AMETEK Inc. (AME)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 08/03/2021 quarter of the year, AMETEK Inc. recorded a total of 1.22 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 1.11% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 08/03/2021 quarter increasing by 1.38%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 789.39 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 426.35 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 230.44M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.95 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analystâ€™s prediction for their 08/03/2021 (1.07 cents a share).
Having a look at the companyâ€™s valuation, the company is expected to record 5.03 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on AME sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of AME attractive?
In related news, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, Oscher Ronald J sold 39,650 shares of the companyâ€™s stock in a transaction that recorded on Jun 03. The sale was performed at an average price of 136.76, for a total value of 5,422,467. As the sale deal closes, the PRES. – ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS, CIAMPITTI TONY J now sold 46,476 shares of the companyâ€™s stock, valued at 6,249,934. Also, Director, AMATO THOMAS A sold 1,130 shares of the companyâ€™s stock in a deal that was recorded on May 05. The shares were price at an average price of 136.59 per share, with a total market value of 154,344. Following this completion of acquisition, the CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, Oscher Ronald J now holds 13,000 shares of the companyâ€™s stock, valued at 1,648,065. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.40%.
11 out of 18 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 4 have maintained a Hold recommendation on AMETEK Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the AME stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the companyâ€™s shares has been set at $151.49.