Big Lots Inc. (BIG): Currently traded at $33.55 on Friday, June 12

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Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -2.95% or -$1.02 shares. The trading starts at $35.64 and closed at $34.57 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $32.11 and day high was $35.8799 on Friday, June 12. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 2.34 million while its average volume is 2.09M. In other hand, the BIG market cap reached to $1.36B. While, its current target price is $33.55 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -7.91% and up 26.27% for month. Its quarterly performance was 137.77% above, while its half year performance is up 23.57%. BIG yearly performance stood at positive 15.05% and rise 16.82% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Big Lots Inc. is 2.90.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. BIG EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 7.06. EPS for this year is 60.90%, while for the next year its value is 4.24. Sales growth for the current quarter is 2.50 while its EPS Q/Q reached 223.60%. It has an EPS of 20.20% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 1.90%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on BIG for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 2 of 9 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 6 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 8 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 8, 0 rated it sell, 1 rated it as Buy and 6 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $16.00-$52.00. Average target price for BIG was reached at $37.00.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Ancora Advisors, LLC are the top three holders in Big Lots Inc. (BIG) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 5.92 million shares which valued 84.12 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 4.64 million shares which valued at 65.94 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Ancora Advisors, LLC has a total of 2.46 million shares which valued at 35.04 million. In the end, Ancora Advisors, LLC have 6.28% shares outstanding of Big Lots Inc. (BIG) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 1.80% and institutional holding shifted to 98.30%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 7.06. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jul 2020), 9 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.81, while 0.53 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for BIG published in the report was 0.7-0.97 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.53 which is lower than 1.26 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for BIG rise 41.20% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 27.23% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -3.35%. The moving average value for Big Lots Inc. (BIG) is 24.68 and 30.91 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in BIG stock. On Apr 01, Padovano Nicholas E, Senior Vice President, sold 1,368 trading shares at the cost of $13.53, which valued at 18509.0. On Mar 12, Padovano Nicholas E, Senior Vice President, sold 951 shares at the cost of $15.66, with total shares of 6,739. On Mar 11, Padovano Nicholas E, Senior Vice President, sold 1,749 shares at the cost of 16.96. After this transaction, Padovano Nicholas E total shares reached to 8,087 which valued at 29663.0.