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Three Notable Stocks Today: Camtek Ltd. (CAMT), Sustainable Green Team, Ltd. (SGTM), Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB)

Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT) shares are 46.05% up in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved 4.30% or $1.32 higher in the latest trading session. However, the stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +55.87% lower. Comparatively, the stock is up 28.46% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its weekly performance is -4.11% and 8.84% over the month.

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Analyst Recommendations

On February 10, 2021, Needham recommended the CAMT stock is a Buy, while earlier, Stifel had Upgrade the stock as a Buy on March 09, 2021. 3 analysts offering the recommendations for the stock have a consensus rating of 1.70 to suggest that the CAMT stock is a “Strong Buy. 0 of the 3 analysts rate the stock as a “Sell”, while 0 has rated it as “Underweight”. 3 recommend buying, with 0 ratings it as an Overweight.

The stock currently trades at $32.00 and analysts tracking its performance over the next 12 months have a consensus estimate price target of $29.50. The forecasts give the Camtek Ltd. stock a price target range of $39.00 on the higher side while at least one analyst thinks the stock could plunge to a low of $30.00. The two limits represent an upside potential of 17.95% or -6.67%.

Earnings Forecast

Analysts estimate the earnings to increase 10.50% in the current quarter to $0.26, up from the $0.09 reported in the same quarter a year ago. For the current year, earnings should grow to an average of $0.9, up 31.50% from $0.64 reported last year. Analysts also offered guidance for the next financial quarter, with their average projected EPS at between $0.26 and $0.28. Wall Street estimates earnings per share to be at an average of $1.06 for the next year.

Sustainable Green Team, Ltd. (SGTM) remained unchanged at the price of $2.10, after opening at $2.10. During the trading session, the ‎company’s minimum price was $2.10, while it touched its highest price for the day at $21.0. Its market capitalization was $187,988,651. The stock has a ‎total of 89,518,405 outstanding shares.‎ In 2020 the company did over 30 million in revenue and over 5 million in net profit. ‎

The acquisition of Mulch Manufacturing by SGTM in February 2020 is an impressive coup for the parent ‎firm. Mulch Manufacturing agreed to a distribution agreement with SGTM, which increased the ‎former’s production and packaging capacity. Acquiring the company gave the company access to ‎several unique products that were made through patented processes, he said.‎

‎”One of its divisions is now our trucking company, Rose Transportation, and another is Nature’s ‎Reflections, a high-quality mulch colorant product,” CEO Raynor said. “Ingredients are shipped from ‎different countries to Jacksonville where we make it at our 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.”‎

Mulch Manufacturing builds machines to color the mulch instead of buying it from other companies. ‎Called the Cheetah Coloring System, the technology enables Mulch Manufacturing to easily change ‎the color of the product. Raynor said the equipment was named after the nimble African cat because ‎its inventor designed it to efficiently bind chemicals to wood by using less water and colorants.‎

‎”Our being able to be innovative is what excites me about being part of this team,” he said. “For ‎instance, when we build a manufacturing facility from the ground up, our experienced team ‎understands what it takes to do it and if there is a piece of equipment that we cannot buy, we just roll ‎up our sleeves and make it, like trommel screens, disks, conveyors, coloring machines — you name it.”‎

Cypress Sawmill is a division of the Mulch Manufacturing company in Homerville, Georgia, that ‎acquires valuable lumber from loggers, as well as producing top-quality cypress mulch from the trees’ ‎bark. “In the end, there is not one part of the tree that is wasted,” Raynor said of the mill.‎

Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: GWB), on the other hand, is trading around $31.50 with a market cap of $1.70B and analyst research firms have a positive stance on its shares. Analysts predict that the stock will reach $33.50 and spell out a more modest performance – a 5.97% return. Some analysts are even forecasting $2.52 per share in earnings this year on a short-term (1 year) basis.

Let us briefly look at the Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) financials, with a focus on its operating details as indicated in its earnings report for the last quarter.

Company balance sheet and cash flow

GWB’s operating margin was positive on the trailing 12 months basis, remaining steady at 62.80%, while the operating expenses over the recent quarter were at $14.15 million. This represented 87.76% of the company’s total revenues which amounted to $115.6 million. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS inclined $0.75 on the year-over-year period, growing to $0.77 as given in the last earnings report.

The cash flow from operating activities totaled $88.6 million, significantly higher than the $78.45 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was $86.49 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 42 times at Great Western Bancorp Inc. over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 31 times and accounting for 26,513 shares. Insider sales totaled 4,370 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 11 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are 20.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 270.57k shares after the latest sales, with 10.30% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 0.20% of the company shares with a share float percentage of 54.84M. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Great Western Bancorp Inc. having a total of 240 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 7.88 million shares worth more than $164.67 million. As of Dec 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. held 14.30% of shares outstanding.

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The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the investment firm holding over 5.88 million shares as of Dec 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $122.86 million and represent 10.67% of shares outstanding.

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