Sotera Health Company [SHC] Is Currently -0.83 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?

Sotera Health Company [NASDAQ: SHC] loss -0.83% or -0.06 points to close at $7.15 with a heavy trading volume of 5065314 shares. The company report on August 4, 2022 that Sotera Health Reports Second-Quarter and First-Half 2022 Results.


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Q2 2022 net revenues of $267 million increased 6%, compared to Q2 2021.

Q2 2022 net income of $30 million or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $43 million or $0.15 per diluted share in Q2 2021.

It opened the trading session at $7.35, the shares rose to $7.44 and dropped to $7.04, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SHC points out that the company has recorded -67.29% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -0.99% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 1.69M shares, SHC reached to a volume of 5065314 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Sotera Health Company [SHC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SHC shares is $20.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SHC stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. 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.

KeyBanc Capital Markets have made an estimate for Sotera Health Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Weight, with their previous recommendation back on September 26, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan raised their target price from $26 to $9. The new note on the price target was released on September 21, 2022, representing the official price target for Sotera Health Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $9, while Goldman analysts kept a Neutral rating on SHC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sotera Health Company is set at 0.90, with the Price to Sales ratio for SHC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.10. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for SHC in the course of the last twelve months was 16.14 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.50.

Trading performance analysis for SHC stock

Sotera Health Company [SHC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -12.80. With this latest performance, SHC shares dropped by -59.17% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -67.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -72.73% 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 SHC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 10.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 7.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 14.56 for Sotera Health Company [SHC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 16.69, while it was recorded at 7.29 for the last single week of trading, and 19.98 for the last 200 days.

Sotera Health Company [SHC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Sotera Health Company [SHC] shares currently have an operating margin of +32.25 and a Gross Margin at +48.84. Sotera Health Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.38.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 22.22, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.16.

Sotera Health Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.50 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.

Sotera Health Company [SHC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 SHC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Sotera Health Company go to 18.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Sotera Health Company [SHC]

There are presently around $1,791 million, or 89.40% of SHC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SHC stocks are: WARBURG PINCUS LLC with ownership of 105,417,315, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; GTCR LLC, holding 70,278,209 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $502.49 million in SHC stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $79.77 million in SHC stock with ownership of nearly 78.437% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Sotera Health Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 112 institutional holders increased their position in Sotera Health Company [NASDAQ:SHC] by around 12,475,162 shares. Additionally, 69 investors decreased positions by around 8,938,768 shares, while 18 investors held positions by with 229,005,934 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 250,419,864 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SHC stock had 52 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,395,425 shares, while 17 institutional investors sold positions of 1,224,534 shares during the same period.

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