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Ferguson Plc. (NYSE: FERG) is 13.19% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $123.17 and a high of $222.39 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 FERG stock was last observed hovering at around $216.89 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.64%.

Currently trading at $218.53, the stock is 3.69% and 7.57% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.9 million and changing 0.76% at the moment leaves the stock 25.43% off its SMA200. FERG registered 63.39% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 33.78%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.66 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $17.30.

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The stock witnessed a 1.38% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 15.86%, and is -0.37% 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 1.19% over the week and 1.84% over the month.

Ferguson Plc. (FERG) has around 35000 employees, a market worth around $44.32B and $29.36B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 25.43 and Fwd P/E is 20.36. Profit margin for the company is 6.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 77.42% and -1.74% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (17.30%).

Ferguson Plc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.32 with sales reaching $7.36B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -2.37% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 0.50% year-over-year.

1,013 institutions hold shares in Ferguson Plc. (FERG), with institutional investors hold 87.69% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 204.00M, and float is at 200.65M with Short Float at 1.30%. Institutions hold 86.94% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 25.65 million shares valued at $4.04 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 12.58% of the FERG Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 12.69 million shares valued at $2.0 billion to account for 6.22% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are FMR, LLC which holds 7.05 million shares representing 3.46% and valued at over $1.11 billion, while Janus Henderson Group PLC holds 3.30% of the shares totaling 6.73 million with a market value of $1.06 billion.

Ferguson Plc. (FERG) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Murphy Kevin Michael, the company’s Chief Executive Officer. SEC filings show that Murphy Kevin Michael sold 641 shares of the company’s common stock on Oct 17 ’23 at a price of $164.94 per share for a total of $0.11 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.12 million shares.

Ferguson Plc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Oct 17 ’23 that Graham Ian T. (Chief Legal Officer) sold a total of 387 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Oct 17 ’23 and was made at $164.95 per share for $63858.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 5854.0 shares of the FERG stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Oct 17 ’23, Schlicher Jake () disposed off 288 shares at an average price of $164.93 for $47580.0. The insider now directly holds 7,047 shares of Ferguson Plc. (FERG).

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