Imperial Capital lowered the price target for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) stock from “an Outperform” to “an In-line”. The rating was released on August 08, 2016, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on August 05, 2016 by DA Davidson that reiterated the stock to a Neutral with a price target of $4 for GLDD stock. The research report from Imperial Capital has reiterated the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $5.50. The stock was reiterated by Imperial Capital, who disclosed in a research note on November 04, 2015, to Outperform and set the price objective to $6.50. In their research brief published August 09, 2013, Imperial Capital analysts reiterated the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation stock to Outperform with a price target of $10.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) dipped -2.53% to close Thursday’s market session at $5.01, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $4.98 and $5.15 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 831399 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 707.96K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -11.80% within the last five trades and -25.56% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -48.46% in the last 6 months and -27.39% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. GLDD stock is trading at a margin of -12.63%, -19.28% and -42.72% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
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As of the close of trading, GLDD deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -67.47 percent below its 52-week high and 0.00 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -66.2. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -4.30 percent and the profit margin is -5.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 4.80 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $339.93 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 8.95. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.52 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.90, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 2.10 percent of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 96.00 percent are held by financial institutions. Shipp Earl L, the Director at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has bought 2,000 shares of firm on Mar 02 at a price of $5.51 against the total amount of $11020.0. In another inside trade, Petterson Lasse, CEO & President of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) bought 10,000 shares of the firm on Aug 05 for a total worth of $96540.0 at a price of $9.65. An inside trade which took place on May 09, Chief Operating Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Simonelli David E sold 17,700 shares of firm against total price of $0.25 million at the cost of $14.12 per share.