The stock of Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT) is now priced at $7.27 and the shares are -0.11 points down or -1.49% lower compared to its previous closing price of $7.38. The stock had 1.831 million contracts set over the past session. WBT shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 1.391 million shares. However, it has a float of 141 million and although its performance was -4.59% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the WBT stock a yearly average price target of $8.88 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 22.15% with the WBT share price recently placing at $7.125 to $7.38. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $4.
The shorts are running away from the Welbilt, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the WBT shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 5.04% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT) dropped by -$0.35 over the week and gained $0.71 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $19.81. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 11/04/19.
Since 03/19/20, the stock has traded to a low of $3.17 at 129.34%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 2.02. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Welbilt, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 51.65. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that WBT shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 33.83% meaning the WBT share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the WBT stock will likely settle at between $7.39 and $7.51 per share. However, if the stock dips below $7.14, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $7.
Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.05. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Citigroup cut their recommendation for WBT from Buy to Neutral in July 17 review while maintai their target price of $8. CL King analysts see the stock as a Buy with a target price of $8 in a flash note released to investors on July 08 resuming covering the stock. Buckingham Research seeing the stock struggling downgraded it from Buy to Neutral on December 11.
The average rating for the WBT equity is 1.9 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 10 analysts tracking Welbilt, Inc. polled by Reuters, 3 rated WBT as a hold. The remaining 7 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (7) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the WBT stock price is 27.23X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 181.8 above the group’s average of 32.8. Welbilt, Inc. has its P/E ratio at 4.8, which means that the stock is currently trading at a premium relative to the 4.7 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT) will decrease by about -99.87%, which will see them reach $270 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -30.82%, down from $1590 million to $1100 million. WBT’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -104.55% to end up at -$0.01 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -104.41% to record -$0.03/share.