UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) is -23.85% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $27.23 and a high of $44.54 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 UGI stock was last observed hovering at around $28.36 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.13% off its average median price target of $37.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 52.95% off the consensus price target high of $60.00 offered by 5 analysts, but current levels are 11.78% higher than the price target low of $32.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $28.23, the stock is -7.27% and -14.25% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.98 million and changing -0.46% at the moment leaves the stock -22.66% off its SMA200. UGI registered -30.26% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -26.88%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.42 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of -$664.64.
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The stock witnessed a -18.01% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -25.71%, and is 3.52% 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 2.36% over the week and 2.84% over the month.
UGI Corporation (UGI) has around 4700 employees, a market worth around $5.91B and $9.83B in sales. Fwd P/E is 8.77. Profit margin for the company is -6.20%. Distance from 52-week low is 3.67% and -36.62% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (10.40%).
UGI Corporation (UGI) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for UGI Corporation (UGI) is a “Hold”. 5 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.00, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 1 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
UGI Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/02/2023.The EPS is expected to shrink by -27.00% this year.
UGI Corporation (UGI) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 209.86M, and float is at 208.38M with Short Float at 1.89%.
UGI Corporation (UGI) Insider Activity
A total of 12 insider transactions have happened at UGI Corporation (UGI) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 2 and purchases happening 10 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by HERMANCE FRANK S,the company’sDirector. SEC filings show that HERMANCE FRANK S sold 12,750 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 01 at a price of $38.84 per share for a total of $0.5 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.47 million shares.
UGI Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Nov 01 that Gaudiosi Monica M (VP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary) sold a total of 75,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Nov 01 and was made at $35.31 per share for $2.65 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 61109.0 shares of the UGI stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Oct 28, Perreault Roger (President & CEO) disposed off 16,341 shares at an average price of $35.01 for $0.57 million. The insider now directly holds 37,560 shares of UGI Corporation (UGI).
UGI Corporation (UGI): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include The Southern Company (SO) that is trading -3.08% down over the past 12 months and ONEOK Inc. (OKE) that is -7.87% lower over the same period. Atmos Energy Corporation (ATO) is 4.21% up on the 1-year trading charts.