Sotera Health Company [SHC] stock Downgrade by Barclays analyst, price target now $6

Sotera Health Company [NASDAQ: SHC] jumped around 8.61 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $17.25 at the close of the session, up 99.65%. The company report on January 9, 2023 that Sotera Health Announces Settlement of Ethylene Oxide Litigation in Illinois.


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Sotera Health Company stock is now 107.08% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. SHC Stock saw the intraday high of $17.79 and lowest of $14.46 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 24.90, which means current price is +115.09% above from all time high which was touched on 01/10/23.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.99M shares, SHC reached a trading volume of 49234685 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $6.80 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 3.10. 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.

Barclays have made an estimate for Sotera Health Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on November 15, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price from $25 to $9. The new note on the price target was released on October 05, 2022, representing the official price target for Sotera Health Company stock. On September 21, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for SHC shares from 26 to 9.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sotera Health Company is set at 1.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for SHC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.88. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.95, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.58. Price to Free Cash Flow for SHC in the course of the last twelve months was 60.77 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.70.

How has SHC stock performed recently?

Sotera Health Company [SHC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 107.08. With this latest performance, SHC shares gained by 101.52% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -7.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -20.14% 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 89.92, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 94.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 84.55 for Sotera Health Company [SHC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.96, while it was recorded at 10.25 for the last single week of trading, and 15.01 for the last 200 days.

Sotera Health Company [SHC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

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 2.70 and a Current Ratio set at 3.00.

Earnings analysis for Sotera Health Company [SHC]

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%.

Insider trade positions for Sotera Health Company [SHC]

There are presently around $4,255 million, or 88.20% 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 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; GTCR LLC, holding 70,278,209 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.21 billion in SHC stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $161.34 million in SHC stock with ownership of nearly -16.164% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Sotera Health Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 112 institutional holders increased their position in Sotera Health Company [NASDAQ:SHC] by around 24,805,557 shares. Additionally, 94 investors decreased positions by around 28,005,690 shares, while 20 investors held positions by with 193,830,630 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 246,641,877 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SHC stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,041,149 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 9,557,457 shares during the same period.

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