Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: BW) is 162.96% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $0.88 and a high of $9.90 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The BW stock was last observed hovering at around $9.70 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.47% off its average median price target of $12.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 23.08% off the consensus price target high of $12.00 offered by 3 analysts, but current levels are 7.7% higher than the price target low of $10.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $9.23, the stock is 21.59% and 31.44% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.21 million and changing -4.85% at the moment leaves the stock 135.37% off its SMA200. BW registered 804.90% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 286.19%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $7.34 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.62.
The stock witnessed a 36.14% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 162.96%, and is 16.98% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 7.01% over the week and 8.85% over the month.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW) has around 2100 employees, a market worth around $771.90M and $566.30M in sales. Fwd P/E is 29.58. Profit margin for the company is -1.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 948.86% and -6.77% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-41.80%).
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW) is a “Buy”. 3 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.50, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/12/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.3 with sales reaching $131.5M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 93.60% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 17.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -11.50% in year-over-year returns.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW) Top Institutional Holders
68 institutions hold shares in Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW), with 1.44M shares held by insiders accounting for 1.69% while institutional investors hold 42.72% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 85.56M, and float is at 83.12M with Short Float at 1.73%. Institutions hold 42.00% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is B. Riley Financial, Inc. with over 16.57 million shares valued at $58.16 million. The investor’s holdings represent 19.34% of the BW Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is SCW Capital Management, LP with 1.56 million shares valued at $5.47 million to account for 1.82% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) which holds 1.45 million shares representing 1.69% and valued at over $5.09 million, while Neuberger Berman Group, LLC holds 1.64% of the shares totaling 1.41 million with a market value of $4.94 million.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW) Insider Activity
A total of 28 insider transactions have happened at Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 6 and purchases happening 22 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by B. Riley Financial, Inc. ,the company’sDirector. SEC filings show that B. Riley Financial, Inc. bought 10,720,785 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 25 at a price of $6.04 per share for a total of $64.75 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 21.64 million shares.
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 25 that Vintage Capital Management LLC (10% Owner) sold a total of 10,720,785 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 25 and was made at $6.04 per share for $64.75 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.0 shares of the BW stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 10, Howe Alan B (Director) acquired 2,000 shares at an average price of $5.85 for $11700.0. The insider now directly holds 70,606 shares of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (BW).