The Buckle Inc. (BKE): Choosing The Technical Investor Route

The Buckle Inc. (NYSE:BKE) does about 498.78K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 243624 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 2.14B USD. Its current market price is $42.58, marking an increase of 0.07% compared to the previous close of $42.55. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $47.67 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $25.09. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $42.82 and a low of $42.376.

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The Buckle Inc. (BKE) has a 20-day trading average at $43.26 and the current price is -10.68% off the 52-week high compared with 69.72% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $44.48 and its 200-day simple moving average is $36.26. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.04%, which increases to 2.31% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 44.33 to suggest the stock is neutral.

1 analysts observing the The Buckle Inc. (BKE) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $60.00 and $60.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $60.00, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 29.03% over the period. The median price target is 29.03% away from the current levels at $60.00.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 1 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 0 analysts have rated it as a buy and 1 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Hold the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on December 14, 2021 when Sidoti initiated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of $60. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to “Sell” from Hold on March 08, 2019 at a price target of $19-$16. Deutsche Bank upgraded its price target at $19.

The current price level is -1.70%, -1.70%, and 23.18% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the BKE price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. The Buckle Inc. (BKE) stock is up 0.90% over the week and -2.59% over the past month. Its price is -0.82% year-to-date and 16.31% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 10/30/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $1.24 above consensus estimates by $0.05. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/19/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $1.56 and $4.92 for whole year. BKE’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -4.70% this year and -4.50% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $316.5 million, which analysts say will come at $1.33 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $1.37 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $384.01 million.

Its 12-month price target is $60.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 29.03 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $60.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $60.00.

Outstanding shares total 49.21M with insiders holding 40.43% of the shares and institutional holders owning 55.57% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 80.70% and return on equity of 67.30%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 8.42 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 9.06. The beta has a value of 1.03. Price to book ratio is 4.81 and price to sales ratio is 1.62.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF has added its position in The Buckle Inc. (BKE) to 2,201,910 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 0.07%. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF added 1616.0 shares of The Buckle Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $96.88 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which added 1868.0 shares to end up with 916,271 shares worth $40.32 million. Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund raise their holdings by 0.55% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 1.56% position in The Buckle Inc. thanks to 0.78 million shares amounting to $34.26 million.

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