Considering Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) as a potential investment: What Should You Do?

After closing at $149.61 in the most recent trading day, Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) closed at 149.78, up 0.11%. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.17 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2566843 shares were traded. ADI reached its highest trading level at $150.51 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $148.26.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of ADI by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 50.03 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 34.43. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.40 and its Current Ratio is at 1.90. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.17 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.17.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On February 17, 2022, UBS reiterated its Buy rating and also lowered its target price recommendation from $220 to $225.

Truist reiterated its Buy rating for the stock on February 17, 2022, while the target price for the stock was revised from $204 to $208.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Sep 01 when DOLUCA TUNC sold 2,400 shares for $150.00 per share. The transaction valued at 360,001 led to the insider holds 70,157 shares of the business.

Jain Vivek sold 14,000 shares of ADI for $2,318,778 on Aug 25. The SVP, Global Operations now owns 18,271 shares after completing the transaction at $165.63 per share. On Aug 15, another insider, DOLUCA TUNC, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 16,800 shares for $180.00 each. As a result, the insider received 3,024,000 and left with 71,157 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Analog’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 41.48, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 15.65. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.49. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 6.87 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.11.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, ADI has reached a high of $191.95, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $138.50. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 161.98, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 161.61.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 3.21M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3.06M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 517.01M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 509.60M. Insiders hold about 0.92% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 88.40% stake in the company. Shares short for ADI as of Jul 14, 2022 were 5.86M with a Short Ratio of 2.69, compared to 7.95M on Jun 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.13% and a Short% of Float of 1.13%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, ADI’s forward annual dividend rate was 2.55, compared to 3.04 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 1.70%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 1.77%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.88. The current Payout Ratio is 79.70% for ADI, which recently paid a dividend on Sep 07, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of May 26, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Mar 15, 2000 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 22 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $2.43 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $2.5 and a low estimate of $2.39, while EPS last year was $1.72. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $2.49, with high estimates of $2.69 and low estimates of $2.21.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $9.45 and $8.96 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $9.26. EPS for the following year is $9.79, with 25 analysts recommending between $12.45 and $8.18.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 24 analysts have provided revenue estimates for ADI’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $11.93B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $11.61B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $11.81B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $7.32B, up 61.30% from the average estimate. Based on 26 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $12.31B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $13.96B and the low estimate is $10.83B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 4.30% from the average revenue estimate for this year.