GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF] moved down -0.08: Why It’s Important

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GrafTech International Ltd. [NYSE: EAF] closed the trading session at $12.81 on 11/24/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $12.61, while the highest price level was $12.91. The company report on November 5, 2021 that GrafTech Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results.

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GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF) (GrafTech or the Company) announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 20.17 percent and weekly performance of 0.31 percent. The stock has been moved at -2.66 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 14.99 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 19.50 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.90M shares, EAF reached to a volume of 851887 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 GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EAF shares is $13.79 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EAF stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for GrafTech International Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price from $12 to $16. The new note on the price target was released on May 13, 2021, representing the official price target for GrafTech International Ltd. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for GrafTech International Ltd. is set at 0.48, with the Price to Sales ratio for EAF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.55. Price to Free Cash Flow for EAF in the course of the last twelve months was 7.64 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

EAF stock trade performance evaluation

GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.31. With this latest performance, EAF shares gained by 14.99% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.66% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 57.95% 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 EAF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.22, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.35 for GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.27, while it was recorded at 12.61 for the last single week of trading, and 11.74 for the last 200 days.

GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF] shares currently have an operating margin of +47.69 and a Gross Margin at +53.57. GrafTech International Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +35.48.

Return on Total Capital for EAF is now 52.42, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 39.15. Additionally, EAF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 130.00, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 99.63.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF] managed to generate an average of $338,034 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.37 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.83.GrafTech International Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, GrafTech International Ltd. posted 0.35/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.35/share. 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 EAF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for GrafTech International Ltd. go to -5.87%.

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GrafTech International Ltd. [EAF]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $3,266 million, or 98.90% of EAF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EAF stocks are: BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC. with ownership of 63,828,253, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 22,390,209 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $286.82 million in EAF stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $160.78 million in EAF stock with ownership of nearly 15.48% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in GrafTech International Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 143 institutional holders increased their position in GrafTech International Ltd. [NYSE:EAF] by around 31,847,135 shares. Additionally, 110 investors decreased positions by around 24,481,603 shares, while 35 investors held positions by with 198,663,329 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 254,992,067 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EAF stock had 36 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,556,561 shares, while 44 institutional investors sold positions of 8,600,611 shares during the same period.

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