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The share price of Crown Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: CCK] inclined by $60.77, presently trading at $60.54. The company’s shares saw 55.03% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $39.05 recorded on 15/07/2019. The last few days have been tough to the share price as CCK fall by -2.93% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -3.03% compared to -1.83 of all time high it touched on 07/09/19. However, the stock had a strong performance during the past 3 months, roughly gaining 4.34%, while additionally gaining 30.03% during the last 12 months. Crown Holdings, Inc. is said to have a 12-month price target set at $66.50. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 5.96% increase from the current trading price.

Crown Holdings, Inc. [NYSE:CCK]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give CCK an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 39.05 to 63.39. This is compared to its latest closing price of $60.77.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] is sitting at 1.93. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.93.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] generated $2.76 billion in sales. That’s 0.35% lower than the average estimate of $2.76 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Tomorrow    After Market Close (Confirmed).

Fundamental Analysis of Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] sitting at +10.04 and its Gross Margin at +15.04, this company’s Net Margin is now 3.90%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 13.80, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 9.00%. Its Return on Equity is 57.09, and its Return on Assets is 3.39. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates CCK financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 927.64. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 90.27, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 56.95. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 908.96, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 88.45. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 10.74 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.62. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.42, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.62. Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] has a Price to Book Ratio of 6.00, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 9.75 and P/E Ratio of 17.90. These metrics all suggest that Crown Holdings, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] earns $338,273 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.40 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.86. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.61 and its Current Ratio is 1.04. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] has 134.04M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $8.11B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 39.05 to 63.39. At its current price, it has moved down by -4.50% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 55.03% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 49.21. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] a Reliable Buy?

Crown Holdings, Inc. [CCK] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.