If you can handle volatility, Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) is the stock to watch now. The stock closed lower on 13 March. The shares dropped -0.48 points or -0.7 percent at $68.35 with a light trade volume of 3.465 million shares. After opening the session at $69, the shares went as high as $69.16 and as low as $68.35, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $18.5 billion and now has 270.18 million shares outstanding. Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) stock has gained 16.94 percent of market value in 21 trading days.
BBY stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.96, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $5.26 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 29.06 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -5.14 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -18.99 percent away from its 1-year high of $84.37 and 43.23 percent up from 52-week low of $47.72. The average consensus rating on the company is 2.8, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a sell.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) will probably climb 11.85 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $90-month high price target. This represents a whopping 31.68 percent increase from where shares are trading today. The 12-month median price target assigned by the analysts stands at $75, which represents a return potential of 9.73 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $68.35 on Wednesday, March 13. The lowest price target for the stock is $58 — slightly more than -15.14 percent from BBY’s current share price.
History has shown that shares in Best Buy Co., Inc. have gone down on 19 different earnings reaction days and are predicted to add 0.07 percent when the company reports upcoming earnings. Investors will get their next glimpse of BBY’s Q1 earnings on May 23. Analysts are forecasting revenue to climb 0.2 percent to $9.13B in the fiscal first quarter, while earnings are seen soaring by nearly 4.88 percent to $0.86 per share. It earned $2.72 per share, better than the $2.57, adjusted, expected by Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Revenue was $14.8B, better than the $14.7B analysts expected. Earnings are estimated to increase by 11.6 percent this year, 5.81 percent next year and continue to increase by 9 percent annually for the next 5 years.
The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $68.08. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $67.81. Till the time, the BBY stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 71.99 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $67.81 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $68.89 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $69.43 level.
Shares of Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) are trading at a P/E ratio of 13.08 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry BBY operates in has an average P/E of 24.65. Its P/E ratio went as low as 9.73X and as high as 17.07 over the 5-year span.Further, it is sporting a 0.43 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 0.9. 23.2 percent is the gross profit margin for Best Buy Co., Inc. and operating margin sits at 4.2 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 2.5 percent.