With a current price of $21.16, SpartanNash Company [NASDAQ:SPTN] is active in the Food Distribution industry, with a 5-day price swing of 1.79%.
For the year, the stock is trading 19.52%, while, as a point of reference, the S&P 500 is trading 0.5% YTD. Other data to note on this name is a price per sales number of 0.07 and a price per cash flow number of 3.58.
The Price is right
Holding a Market Cap of $619.87 million, SpartanNash Company has seen a trading range over the last year of $9.00-$23.94.
For the last five days, SPTN is up from its last closing price. The average shares trading hands each day is 405.57K, with average 10-day volume coming in at 0.37 million.
Using a Force Index Indicator is a good way to look at how strong actual buying and selling pressure is for SPTN. When we apply the Elder Force Index to SpartanNash Company, we are seeing an Elder Force Indicator number of 7770009.96.
The recent performance of the stock is another area that can tell traders how to proceed. SPTN is presenting an interesting case. This can be seen in the Forward P/E ratio, which currently stands at 8.44. Moreover, the company’s enterprise value has gone from $1.64B to $1.59B quarter-over-quarter. Obviously, the company is heading in the wrong direction, but there are still opportunities for growth in the sector.
In the last quarter, SPTN made a profit of 338.37 million. SpartanNash Company also saw quarter revenue growth year over year of 5.85%. In addition, the company has operating cash flow of $274.52 million.
Looking at popular technical indicators, the company’s 5-day moving average is 17.75 compared to the 50-day moving average of 17.98. So, traders might want to tread carefully if they are going to bid.
The Relative Strength Index or RSI is an indicator ranging between 0 and 100 that traders use to determine if a stock is “overbought” or “oversold.” A strong uptrend tending to reach into the “overbought” status is above 70, while a downward trend will stay around the 30 mark. SPTN currently holds a 9-day RSI of 84.49%, while 100-day RSI stands at 54.02%.
Another indicator we believe is worth keeping tabs on is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD. Similar to the concept of the Force Index — on the basis of price momentum — the MACD gives traders a tool to measure the turning point of a stock even during rapid fluctuations in price. Buy and sell signals are determined by a stock’s relation to the zero line, so if a stock is above a zero line for many weeks it might be a “buy.” On the other hand, if a stock is below the zero line consistently, it might be one to stay away from. Also, if the MACD line reaches a peak and dips, its momentum may be waning. SPTN’s 9-day MACD is 1.22 and the company’s 100-day MACD stands at -1.40.
Another area that is important to analyze is insider moves and majority shareholders. While this is not always an error-free way to tell what the future holds for a stock, you can maybe gather important information from reading the tea leaves about who is buying and selling.
The major holders for this stock are 2.60% by insiders and 82.80% by institutions.
Over the last six months, insiders have sold 3,000 with the most recent transaction from ATKINS M SHAN, Director, with a sell at price 23.00 per share.
Overall, the recommended rating for SPTN is Moderate Buy. Currently, the company has 6 analysts watching the stock, and the average quarterly earnings estimate is 0.62. Quarterly revenue estimates are averaging 2.14B with the high estimate reaching 2.17B and the low at 2.09B.
To review, the current 1-year target estimate is sitting at 24.00, while the current price 21.16. Based on this, we expect the stock to rise considering the aforementioned fundamentals.