Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)- Stocks Cheering Investors with Mouthwatering Facts

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) under comprehensive financial analysis presented as an active mover. Shares collapsed -3.77% to trade at $4.85 in recent trading session. The firm has floated short ration of 3.60%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 1.43.

Limelight under Ratio Analysis

The firm price to earnings ratio calculated as 56.40. The co stands at price to sale ratio of 0.16 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector. It has price to book ratio of 7.82, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value.

Analysts Rating

The RAD held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The RAD ratings chart showed that 5 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 1 analyst opting for Overweight option for same period. For stocks’ current month, 3 analysts opted for BUY ratings. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 6.54 as compared to current price of 4.85.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $-0.01 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $0.05 as compared to one month ago of $0.09, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $0.02.

Profitability Analysis

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of positive 0.30% to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin calculated as 23.80% and 1.70% respectively. RAD has returns on investment of 8.20%. The returns on assets were 0.80% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of 14.90%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by RAD with the shareholders’ money.

The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.60 on scale of 1-5. The co has price volatility of 5.87% for a week and 4.30% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 0.41% and monthly performance was -16.23%. The stock price of RAD is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -10.75% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -23.13%.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) current ratio calculated as 1.60, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%. But it varies industry to industry. To strengthen these views, active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 0.70, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 11.26, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

 

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