In the last trading session, 1.15 million Sunopta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.64. With the company’s per share price at $4.93 changed hands at $0.21 or 4.45% during last session, the market valuation stood at $570.15M. STKL’s last price was a discount, traded about -107.51% off its 52-week high of $10.23. The share price had its 52-week low at $2.79, which suggests the last value was 43.41% up since then. When we look at Sunopta, Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 1.55 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 1.26 million.
Analysts gave the Sunopta, Inc. (STKL) stock a consensus recommendation rating of a Buy, calculated at a mean rating of 1.00. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 7 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 0 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 0 recommended STKL as a Hold, 7 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Sunopta, Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.02.
Sunopta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) trade information
Instantly STKL was in green as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 7.41%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The jump to weekly highs of 5.07 on Monday, 11/20/23 added 4.45% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -41.59%, with the 5-day performance at 7.41% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Sunopta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL) is 29.74% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 7.43 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 4.36 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $9.00, meaning bulls need an upside of 45.22% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, STKL’s forecast low is $8.00 with $12.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -143.41% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -62.27% for it to hit the projected low.
Sunopta, Inc. (STKL) estimates and forecasts
Data shows that the Sunopta, Inc. share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot -33.47% over the past 6 months, a -212.50% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 3.90%. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -26.20% down from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 7 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $172.75 million. 4 analysts are of the opinion that Sunopta, Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Mar 2024 will be $166.43 million. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $221.29 million and $223.88 million respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at -21.90%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at -25.70%.
Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 46.35%. The 2023 estimates are for Sunopta, Inc. earnings to decrease by -50.00%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 30.00% per year.
Sunopta, Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report on November 08.
Sunopta, Inc. (NASDAQ:STKL)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 3.65% of Sunopta, Inc. shares while 91.60% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 95.07%. There are 91.60% institutions holding the Sunopta, Inc. stock share, with Oaktree Capital Management Lp the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 17.54% of the shares, roughly 20.73 million STKL shares worth $138.66 million.
Blackrock Inc. holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 6.56% or 7.75 million shares worth $51.83 million as of Jun 29, 2023.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jul 30, 2023 were American Beacon Small Cap Value Fd and American Century Small Cap Growth Fund. With 2.35 million shares estimated at $15.56 million under it, the former controlled 1.99% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, American Century Small Cap Growth Fund held about 1.99% of the shares, roughly 2.35 million shares worth around $15.59 million.