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Sotera Health Company (SHC) – Don’t Be So Quick to Call it Dead

121 institutions hold shares in Sotera Health Company (SHC), with 8.87M shares held by insiders accounting for 3.14% while institutional investors hold 85.92% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 118.49M, and float is at 89.62M with Short Float at 4.52%. Institutions hold 83.23% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Warburg Pincus LLC with over 118.93 million shares valued at $3.26 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 42.04% of the SHC Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is GTCR, LLC with 79.29 million shares valued at $2.18 billion to account for 28.03% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 7.33 million shares representing 2.59% and valued at over $201.05 million, while FMR, LLC holds 1.30% of the shares totaling 3.69 million with a market value of $101.18 million.

Sotera Health Company (NASDAQ: SHC) is -6.49% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $23.84 and a high of $30.38 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The SHC stock was last observed hovering at around $25.48 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.18% off its average median price target of $33.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 26.69% off the consensus price target high of $35.00 offered by 9 analysts, but current levels are 17.23% higher than the price target low of $31.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $25.66, the stock is -0.28% and -2.08% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.89 million and changing 0.71% at the moment leaves the stock -2.92% off its SMA200. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $25.90 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $26.43.

The stock witnessed a 3.47% In the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -0.31%, and is 2.89% 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 2.84% over the week and 2.75% over the month.

Sotera Health Company (SHC) has around 3000 employees, a market worth around $7.04B and $818.20M in sales. Fwd P/E is 25.97. Profit margin for the company is -4.70%. Distance from 52-week low is 7.63% and -15.54% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (7.10%).

Sotera Health Company (SHC) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Sotera Health Company (SHC) is a “Buy”. 9 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.60, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 8 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Sotera Health Company is expected to release its quarterly report on 09/01/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.16 with sales reaching $207.38M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -116.20% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 10.70% year-over-year.

Sotera Health Company (SHC) Insider Activity

A total of 19 insider transactions have happened at Sotera Health Company (SHC) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 7 and purchases happening 12 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Klaben Matthew J, the company’s SVP, GC and Secretary. SEC filings show that Klaben Matthew J sold 41,952 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 22 at a price of $26.12 per share for a total of $1.1 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.33 million shares.

Sotera Health Company disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 22 that Petras Michael B. Jr. (Chairman & CEO) sold a total of 817,439 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 22 and was made at $26.12 per share for $21.35 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 6.38 million shares of the SHC stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 22, WARBURG PINCUS & CO. (Director) disposed off 13,512,582 shares at an average price of $26.12 for $352.98 million. The insider now directly holds 105,417,315 shares of Sotera Health Company (SHC).

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