BMO Capital Markets Sets Bread Financial Holdings Inc (NYSE:BFH) Stock to “a Market perform”

BMO Capital Markets raised the price target for the Bread Financial Holdings Inc (NYSE:BFH) stock to “a Market perform”. The rating was released on January 10, 2024, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on January 03, 2024 by Evercore ISI that downgraded the stock from an In-line to an Underperform with a price target of $33 for BFH stock. The research report from JP Morgan has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Neutral, with a price target set at $36. The stock was downgraded by Morgan Stanley, who disclosed in a research note on December 13, 2023, from Equal-Weight to Underweight and set the price objective to $25. In their research brief published November 15, 2023, Barclays analysts initiated the Bread Financial Holdings Inc stock to Underweight with a price target of $24.

Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.9 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.88, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $1.78, which implies that the company surprised the market by 202.30%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2024) is $3.26. This is an average of 13 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $4.94 and the low earnings per share estimate is $1.83. According to 11 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $1.01B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $1.05B and a low estimate of $956M.

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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The firm’s stock price fluctuated 1.10% within the last five trades and -6.01% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 4.78% in the last 6 months and 7.08% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. BFH stock is trading at a margin of -4.44%, -0.70% and 6.58% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, BFH deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -14.11 percent below its 52-week high and 55.15 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 29.7. 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 Bread Financial Holdings 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 19.58 percent and the profit margin is 14.52 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 $1.78 billion 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 Bread Financial Holdings Inc (NYSE:BFH) is 2.51. 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 3.82. 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 0.36 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.61, 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, 2.32 percent of Bread Financial Holdings Inc shares are owned by insiders, and 101.73 percent are held by financial institutions. Turtle Creek Asset Management, the 10% Owner at Bread Financial Holdings Inc (BFH) has sold 45,000 shares of firm on Jan 29 ’24 at a price of $35.67 against the total amount of $1.61 million. In another inside trade, Turtle Creek Asset Management, 10% Owner of Bread Financial Holdings Inc (NYSE:BFH) sold 30,000 shares of the firm on Jan 26 ’24 for a total worth of $1.07 million at a price of $35.53. An inside trade which took place on Jan 25 ’24, 10% Owner of Bread Financial Holdings Inc Turtle Creek Asset Management sold 30,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.97 million at the cost of $32.23 per share.

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