Is Bath & Body Works Inc. (NYSE:BBWI) an excellent stock to buy at the moment?

The price of Bath & Body Works Inc. (NYSE: BBWI) closed at $39.55 in the last session, up 3.45% from day before closing price of $38.23. In other words, the price has increased by $+1.32 from its previous closing price. On the day, 5190544 shares were traded. BBWI stock price reached its highest trading level at $39.73 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $37.66.

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Ratios:

We take a closer look at BBWI’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.60 and its Current Ratio is at 1.40.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Telsey Advisory Group on August 18, 2022, Reiterated its Outperform rating but revised its target price to $52 from $40 previously.

On July 13, 2022, Raymond James started tracking the stock assigning a Strong Buy rating and target price of $45.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 27 when Mazurek Thomas E. sold 16,338 shares for $42.25 per share. The transaction valued at 690,315 led to the insider holds 11,225 shares of the business.

Arlin Wendy C. sold 6,000 shares of BBWI for $330,000 on Apr 19. The EVP and CFO now owns 98,888 shares after completing the transaction at $55.00 per share. On Nov 24, another insider, SCHOTTENSTEIN ROBERT H, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 5,375 shares for $74.52 each. As a result, the insider received 400,534 and left with 26,480 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Bath’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 10.35, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 10.61. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.99. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.20.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, BBWI has reached a high of $78.56, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $25.75. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 34.64, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 40.73.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, BBWI traded on average about 3.87M shares per day over the past 3-months and 6.87M shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 230.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 222.37M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 96.70% stake in the company. Shares short for BBWI as of Oct 13, 2022 were 13.3M with a Short Ratio of 15.66M, compared to 14.06M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 5.82% and a Short% of Float of 6.67%.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for BBWI is 0.80, which was 0.30 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.78%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 2.39%.

Earnings Estimates

The company has 11 analysts who recommend its stock at the moment. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.2 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.33 and a low estimate of $0.14, while EPS last year was $0.81. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.54, with high estimates of $1.63 and low estimates of $1.43.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.05 and $2.76 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $2.87. EPS for the following year is $3.6, with 12 analysts recommending between $4.16 and $3.08.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 12 analysts have provided revenue estimates for BBWI’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $7.41B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $7.18B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $7.32B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $7.29B, up 0.40% from the average estimate. Based on 12 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $7.67B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $8.08B and the low estimate is $7.1B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 4.70% from the average revenue estimate for this year.