Insider’s View: Deciphering GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF)’s Financial Health Through Ratios

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The price of GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF) closed at $1.77 in the last session, down -2.21% from day before closing price of $1.81. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.21 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.64 million shares were traded. EAF stock price reached its highest trading level at $1.93 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $1.77.


We take a closer look at EAF’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 2.76 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 115.82. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.91 and its Current Ratio is at 3.73. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 24.64 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 24.64.

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, UBS on January 16, 2024, initiated with a Neutral rating and assigned the stock a target price of $2.

On July 13, 2022, RBC Capital Mkts Downgraded its rating to Sector Perform which previously was Outperform and also lowered its target price recommendation from $10 to $7.

Citigroup Downgraded its Buy to Neutral on June 07, 2022, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $13 to $10.

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 06 ’24 when Colonial House Capital Ltd bought 163,250 shares for $1.81 per share. The transaction valued at 295,434 led to the insider holds 30,411,113 shares of the business.

Colonial House Capital Ltd bought 533,009 shares of EAF for $944,599 on May 03 ’24. The 10% Owner now owns 30,247,863 shares after completing the transaction at $1.77 per share. On Apr 26 ’24, another insider, Colonial House Capital Ltd, who serves as the 10% Owner of the company, bought 179,279 shares for $1.48 each. As a result, the insider paid 266,211 and bolstered with 29,714,854 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, EAF now has a Market Capitalization of 455185600 and an Enterprise Value of 1216906752. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.74 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 12.10. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.968 whereas that against EBITDA is -222.429.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, EAF has reached a high of $5.32, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $1.18. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 10.42%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -31.47%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, EAF traded on average about 3.15M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3547740 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 256.83M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 158.02M. Insiders hold about 38.55% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 74.90% stake in the company. Shares short for EAF as of 1713139200 were 14876140 with a Short Ratio of 4.73, compared to 1710460800 on 14051110. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 14876140 and a Short% of Float of 6.819999999999999.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for EAF is 0.01, which was 0.01 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.005524862The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.49.

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