Insider Selling: Schneider Laura K, Core & Main Inc. [CNM] Chief Human Resources Officer divested 66,763 shares


The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Core & Main Inc. shares valued at $1,604,181 were sold by Schneider Laura K on Mar 03. At $24.03 per share, Schneider Laura K sold 66,763 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 4,866 shares worth approximately $0.1 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Whittenburg Mark G sold 31,204 shares, netting a total of over 749,364 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $24.02 each, the insider now holds 5,286 shares.

Before that, Whittenburg Mark G had sold 24,793 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $571,159, the General Counsel and Secretary traded Core & Main Inc. shares for $23.04 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 24,793 shares, worth approximately $0.11 million.

As published in their initiating research note from Loop Capital on February 14, 2023, Core & Main Inc. [CNM] has been a Buy and the price target has been revised to $28. This represents a 23.79% premium over Wednesday’s closing price. Analysts at Deutsche Bank started covering the stock with ‘”a Buy”‘ outlook in a report released in mid August. As of March 31, 2022, Barclays has increased its “an Equal weight” rating to a “an Overweight” for CNM. Earlier on February 17, 2022, BofA Securities downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “an Underperform” for CNM stock which previously was a “a Neutral”.

Analyzing CNM Stock Performance

On Wednesday, Core & Main Inc. [NYSE: CNM] plunged -1.98% to $21.34. The stock’s lowest price that day was $20.86, but it reached a high of $21.70 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -9.19%. Over the course of the year, Core & Main Inc. shares have jumped approximately 10.51%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $24.69 on 03/06/23 and a 52-week low of $19.20 on 01/03/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $22.10, while a 200-day SMA reached $22.33. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 0.88 million shares from 0.87 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Core & Main Inc. (CNM)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 20.90, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 20.46. In the upper region, resistance lies at 21.74. The next price resistance is at 22.14. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 37.77 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -1.49, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 87.47%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at buying indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Core & Main Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Core & Main Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jan 30, 2023 dropping by 90000.0 shares to 9.42 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Dec 29, 2022 was 9.51 million shares. A decline of -0.96% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 15.37 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 15.37.

Which companies own the most shares of Core & Main Inc. (CNM)?

According to Select Equity Group LP filings, the company currently owns 9,320,466 shares, which is about 5.41% of the total CNM shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -2,058,970 from its previous 13-F filing of 11379436.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, Janus Henderson Investors US LLC’s stake is now worth $181,195,483. The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquire a 2.43% interest valued at $144.39 million while Norges Bank Investment Management purchased a 2,794,172 stake. A total of 752,385 shares of Core & Main Inc. were bought by Victory Capital Management, Inc. during the quarter, and 5,436 were bought by Pictet Asset Management SA. In its current portfolio, KBI Global Investors Ltd. holds 3,140,498 shares valued at $73.21 million.

In terms of Core & Main Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $29.25 in the next 12 months, up nearly 24.02% from the previous closing price of $21.77. Analysts anticipate Core & Main Inc. stock to reach $51.00 by 2023, with the lowest price target being $22.00. In spite of this, 12 analysts ranked Core & Main Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2023. On February 09, 2022, Citigroup assigned a price target of “a Neutral” to the stock and resumed coverage with a $25.


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