Simon Property Group Inc. [NYSE: SPG] surged by $1.59 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $128.72 during the day while it closed the day at $128.29. The company report on May 26, 2021 that Spark Power Provides Update on Strategic Review Process.
Spark Power Group Inc. (TSX:SPG), parent company of Spark Power Corp. (“Spark Power” or the “Company”), is pleased to provide an update on its previously announced strategic review process (the “Strategic Review”) being overseen by a special committee of independent directors (the “Special Committee”) to consider and evaluate strategic alternatives to enhance stakeholder value. After reviewing and evaluating various strategic alternatives, the Special Committee has recommended to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) and the Board has approved the initiation of a formal sales process for the Company.
The Special Committee is working cooperatively with the co-founders of the Company, Jason Sparaga, Andrew Clark and Eric Waxman, who collectively hold approximately 45% of the Company’s outstanding shares, to maximize value for all stakeholders. Each of Messrs. Sparaga, Clark and Waxman has indicated to the Board of their preference to sell their entire interest in the Company in a value enhancing transaction.
Simon Property Group Inc. stock has also gained 4.67% of its value over the past 7 days. However, SPG stock has inclined by 13.61% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 44.49% and gained 50.43% year-on date.
The market cap for SPG stock reached $42.21 billion, with 328.51 million shares outstanding and 326.94 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.99M shares, SPG reached a trading volume of 3152339 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SPG shares is $125.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SPG stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Evercore ISI have made an estimate for Simon Property Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 26, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price from $112 to $130. The new note on the price target was released on April 16, 2021, representing the official price target for Simon Property Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $49 to $110, while Citigroup kept a Neutral rating on SPG stock. On February 11, 2021, analysts increased their price target for SPG shares from 88 to 125.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Simon Property Group Inc. is set at 3.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for SPG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.39. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 13.94, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.84. Price to Free Cash Flow for SPG in the course of the last twelve months was 49.66.
SPG stock trade performance evaluation
Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.67. With this latest performance, SPG shares gained by 4.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 44.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 114.71% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SPG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 66.01, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.22 for Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 118.71, while it was recorded at 125.28 for the last single week of trading, and 91.97 for the last 200 days.
Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG] shares currently have an operating margin of +41.87 and a Gross Margin at +51.37. Simon Property Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +27.50.
Return on Total Capital for SPG is now 6.47, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.77. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 45.16, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.78. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 896.17. Additionally, SPG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 89.96, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 78.30. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 831.26, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 82.29.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG] managed to generate an average of $377,926 per employee.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Simon Property Group Inc. posted 0.83/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.98/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -15.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SPG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Simon Property Group Inc. go to 8.60%.
Simon Property Group Inc. [SPG]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $36,980 million, or 90.20% of SPG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SPG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 46,614,821, which is approximately 1.801% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 34,451,136 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.36 billion in SPG stocks shares; and COHEN & STEERS, INC., currently with $2.49 billion in SPG stock with ownership of nearly -24.919% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Simon Property Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 475 institutional holders increased their position in Simon Property Group Inc. [NYSE:SPG] by around 22,213,660 shares. Additionally, 334 investors decreased positions by around 28,026,856 shares, while 109 investors held positions by with 238,011,773 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 288,252,289 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SPG stock had 152 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,752,991 shares, while 80 institutional investors sold positions of 2,294,256 shares during the same period.