Market Update: E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) Sees Positive Movement, Closing at 3.78

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In the latest session, E.W. Scripps Co. (NASDAQ: SSP) closed at $3.78 up 4.72% from its previous closing price of $3.61. In other words, the price has increased by $4.72 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.7 million shares were traded. SSP stock price reached its highest trading level at $4.12 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $3.58.

Ratios:

For a deeper understanding of E.W. Scripps Co.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 10.57 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 4.71. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.43 and its Current Ratio is at 1.43. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 2.59 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.56.

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 the company, Wells Fargo on November 09, 2022, Downgraded its rating to Equal Weight and sets its target price to $11 from $20 previously.

The Benchmark Company reiterated its Buy rating for the stock on November 11, 2019, while the target price for the stock was revised from $25 to $24.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 13 ’24 when Scagliotti R. Michael bought 2,300 shares for $4.16 per share. The transaction valued at 9,568 led to the insider holds 41,747 shares of the business.

Barmonde Charles L. bought 10,500 shares of SSP for $44,970 on Feb 29 ’24. The Director now owns 642,401 shares after completing the transaction at $4.28 per share. On Feb 28 ’24, another insider, Scripps John Patrick, who serves as the 10% Owner of the company, bought 2,100 shares for $4.50 each. As a result, the insider paid 9,460 and bolstered with 3,236 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, SSP now has a Market Capitalization of 322347264 and an Enterprise Value of 3718131200. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.14 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.43. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.598 whereas that against EBITDA is 9.062.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for SSP is 1.81, which has changed by -0.5058824 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2704494 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, SSP has reached a high of $11.02, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $2.93. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -0.88%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -40.11%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, SSP has traded an average of 1.20M shares per day and 1064640 over the past ten days. A total of 72.84M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 60.49M. Insiders hold about 28.51% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 66.39% stake in the company. Shares short for SSP as of 1714435200 were 3890679 with a Short Ratio of 3.24, compared to 1711584000 on 5331520. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3890679 and a Short% of Float of 9.32.

Dividends & Splits

The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 9.44.

Earnings Estimates

The dynamic stock of E.W. Scripps Co. (SSP) is currently attracting attention from 2.0 analysts actively involved in rating its market status.On average, analysts expect EPS of -$0.31 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of -$0.17 and a low estimate of -$0.45, while EPS last year was -$0.37. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.18, with high estimates of $0.18 and low estimates of $0.18.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.18 and $0.66 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $1.73. EPS for the following year is $0.01, with 2.0 analysts recommending between $0.27 and -$0.25.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 4 analysts believe the company’s revenue will be $561.46M this quarter.It ranges from a high estimate of $573M to a low estimate of $565.5M. As of the current estimate, E.W. Scripps Co.’s year-ago sales were $527.78MFor the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $585.93M. There is a high estimate of $600M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $572.4M.

A total of 5 analysts have provided revenue estimates for SSP’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $2.58B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $2.48B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $2.52B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $2.29BBased on 4 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $2.36B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $2.46B and the low estimate is $2.28B.

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