Financial Analysis: Ferguson Plc. (FERG)’s Ratios Unveil Key Insights

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As of close of business last night, Ferguson Plc.’s stock clocked out at $221.53, up 0.46% from its previous closing price of $220.52. In other words, the price has increased by $0.46 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.54 million shares were traded. FERG stock price reached its highest trading level at $222.57 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $220.56.

Ratios:

To gain a deeper understanding of FERG’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 63.73 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 21.23. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.97 and its Current Ratio is at 1.80. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.98 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.88.

On January 04, 2024, Wells Fargo Upgraded its rating to Overweight which previously was Equal Weight and also upped its target price recommendation from $175 to $210.

BofA Securities Downgraded its Neutral to Underperform on October 31, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $160 to $138.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Oct 17 ’23 when Murphy Kevin Michael sold 641 shares for $164.94 per share. The transaction valued at 105,769 led to the insider holds 123,469 shares of the business.

Graham Ian T. sold 387 shares of FERG for $63,858 on Oct 17 ’23. The Chief Legal Officer now owns 5,854 shares after completing the transaction at $164.95 per share. On Oct 17 ’23, another insider, Schlicher Jake, who serves as the insider of the company, sold 288 shares for $164.93 each. As a result, the insider received 47,580 and left with 7,047 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, FERG now has a Market Capitalization of 44782731264 and an Enterprise Value of 49579253760. As of this moment, Ferguson’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 25.78, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 20.61. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.68. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.53 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 8.30. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.689 whereas that against EBITDA is 16.852.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, FERG has reached a high of $224.86, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $142.27. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 3.70%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 21.52%.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that FERG traded 1.20M shares on average per day over the past three months and 805190 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 204.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 200.39M. Insiders hold about 1.06% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 85.35% stake in the company. Shares short for FERG as of 1714435200 were 2595895 with a Short Ratio of 2.42, compared to 1711584000 on 2200212.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 3.08, FERG has a forward annual dividend rate of 3.08. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.013966987The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.13.

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