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What should you know before buying stock in Big Lots Inc. (BIG)

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is -47.69% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $7.61 and a high of $32.25 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 BIG stock was last observed hovering at around $7.92 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.23% off its average median price target of $9.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 51.94% off the consensus price target high of $16.00 offered by 10 analysts, but current levels are -9.86% lower than the price target low of $7.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $7.69, the stock is -9.05% and -22.81% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.71 million and changing -2.90% at the moment leaves the stock -52.15% off its SMA200. BIG registered -72.08% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -57.40%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $0.41 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of -$21.68.

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The stock witnessed a -17.31% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -51.27%, and is -0.39% down 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 6.34% over the week and 5.83% over the month.

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) has around 10200 employees, a market worth around $228.09M and $5.47B in sales. Profit margin for the company is -3.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 1.05% and -76.16% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-17.90%).

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Big Lots Inc. (BIG) is a “Underweight”. 10 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.30, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 1 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 4 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Big Lots Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 09/01/2023.The EPS is expected to shrink by -237.00% this year.

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 28.96M, and float is at 28.16M with Short Float at 38.39%.

Big Lots Inc. (BIG) Insider Activity

A total of 35 insider transactions have happened at Big Lots Inc. (BIG) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 14 and purchases happening 21 times.

Big Lots Inc. (BIG): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Dollar General Corporation (DG) that is trading 10.97% up over the past 12 months and Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) that is 16.43% higher over the same period. Five Below Inc. (FIVE) is 57.33% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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