Financial Health Check: Examining Universal Technical Institute Inc (UTI)’s Key Ratios

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Universal Technical Institute Inc (NYSE: UTI) closed the day trading at $15.37 down -2.78% from the previous closing price of $15.81. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.78 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.03 million shares were traded. UTI stock price reached its highest trading level at $15.942 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $15.29.


For a better understanding of UTI, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 6.86 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 24.34. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.02 and its Current Ratio is at 1.02. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.39 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.28.

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, Northland Capital on January 10, 2024, initiated with a Outperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $16.

On July 12, 2022, Rosenblatt started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $11.Rosenblatt initiated its Buy rating on July 12, 2022, with a $11 target price.

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 May 24 ’24 when Sanchez Loretta Lydia sold 6,288 shares for $15.22 per share. The transaction valued at 95,703 led to the insider holds 13,712 shares of the business.

Sanchez Loretta Lydia sold 8,719 shares of UTI for $131,381 on Mar 26 ’24. The Director now owns 20,000 shares after completing the transaction at $15.07 per share. On Feb 15 ’24, another insider, Coliseum Capital Management, L, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 3,956,427 shares for $15.05 each. As a result, the insider received 59,544,226 and left with 9,334,215 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, UTI now has a Market Capitalization of 826929024 and an Enterprise Value of 1033202368. As of this moment, Universal’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 42.73, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 16.74. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.85. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.21 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 3.55. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.514 whereas that against EBITDA is 15.623.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, UTI has reached a high of $17.09, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $6.20. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 1.38%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 25.18%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, UTI traded about 572.56K shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, UTI traded about 791950 shares per day. A total of 53.80M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 49.93M. Insiders hold about 7.19% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 83.20% stake in the company. Shares short for UTI as of 1715731200 were 1346876 with a Short Ratio of 2.35, compared to 1713139200 on 1471487. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1346876 and a Short% of Float of 3.44.

Dividends & Splits

The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.72.

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