W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has a beta value of 1.4 and has seen 722,204 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $3.05 Billion, closed the last trade at $46.14 per share which meant it lost -$1.41 on the day or -2.97% during that session. The GRA stock price is -58.99% off its 52-week high price of $73.36 and 42.02% above the 52-week low of $26.75. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 698.9 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 504.99 Million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.1. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 2 rate it as Overweight. 3 out of 13 have rated it as a Hold, with 8 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.56.
W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) trade information
Despite being -2.97% in the red today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Thursday, Oct 15 when the GRA stock price touched $47.65- or saw a rise of 3.17%. Year-to-date, W. R. Grace & Co. shares have moved -33.94%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 12.13%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) have changed 3.99%. Short interest in the company has seen 849.72 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.68.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $59, which means that the shares’ value could jump 27.87% from current levels. The projected low price target is $45 while the price target rests at a high of $75. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +62.55% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -2.47% from current levels.
W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that W. R. Grace & Co. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +17.82% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -40.64%, compared to -9.2% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -42.9% and -28.2% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -11.6%.
9 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $418.96 Million for the current quarter. 9 have an estimated revenue figure of $472.12 Million for the next quarter concluding in December 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $470.5 Million and $504.5 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by -11% for the current quarter and -6.4% for the next.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +4.2% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest -15.6% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 9.31%.
W. R. Grace & Co. is expected to release its next earnings report between October 28 and October 28 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.2 at a share yield of 2.74%.
W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA)’s Major holders
Insiders own 0.99% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 91.78% with a share float percentage of 92.7%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with W. R. Grace & Co. having a total of 349 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are 40 North Management LLC with over 9.87 Million shares worth more than $501.24 Million. As of June 29, 2020, 40 North Management LLC held 14.9% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the holding of over 5.78 Million shares as of June 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $293.52 Million and represent 8.73% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund. As of June 29, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 2.83% shares in the company for having 1871927 shares of worth $95.11 Million while later fund manager owns 1.66 Million shares of worth $84.12 Million as of June 29, 2020, which makes it owner of about 2.5% of company’s outstanding stock.