Credit Suisse lowered the price target for the Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on February 10, 2023, according to finviz. The research report from RBC Capital Mkts has downgraded the stock from Outperform to Sector Perform, with a price target set at $14. The stock was upgraded by Credit Suisse, who disclosed in a research note on July 06, 2022, from Neutral to Outperform and set the price objective to $19. In their research brief published January 31, 2022, RBC Capital Mkts analysts upgraded the Mercer International Inc. stock from Underperform to Outperform with a price target of $15.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) dipped -2.55% to close Friday’s market session at $9.54, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $9.53 and $9.76 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 870657 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 401.51K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -8.71% within the last five trades and -17.76% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -28.32% in the last 6 months and -22.82% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. MERC stock is trading at a margin of -10.54%, -17.97% and -29.07% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
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As of the close of trading, MERC deals in the Basic Materials domain. The stock is trading -45.49 percent below its 52-week high and 1.06 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 -40.87. 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 Mercer International Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 17.20 percent and the profit margin is 10.80 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 21.80 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 $642.71 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 for Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) is 2.56. 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 5.39. 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 0.28 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.75, 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, 0.20 percent of Mercer International Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 55.40 percent are held by financial institutions. Rettig Rainer, the Director at Mercer International Inc. (MERC) has sold 12,000 shares of firm on Aug 26 at a price of $16.34 against the total amount of $0.2 million. In another inside trade, Purchase Keith, Director of Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) sold 10,000 shares of the firm on Aug 16 for a total worth of $0.17 million at a price of $17.01.