Stryve Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAX) stock jumped 3.15% on Friday to $0.83 against a previous-day closing price of $0.80. With 1.14 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.21 million shares. During the session, the Packaged Foods company that operates in wider Consumer Defensive sector, reached to the highest price of $0.8660 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $0.8000. The 52-week range on SNAX shows that it touched its highest point at $8.24 and its lowest point at $0.61 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $2.67. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.53.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of SNAX was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 17.10%, but this was down by -12.45% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -6.23% while six-month performance fell -69.77%. The stock lost -89.52% in the past year, while it has lost -79.11% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for SNAX yields -0.93 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.77. For the next quarter, that number is -0.33. This implies an EPS growth rate of 37.00% for this year and 26.50% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 24.18 million SNAX shares are outstanding with a float of 10.88 million shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 0.36 million, which was 2.65% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022.
Through their ownership of 28.64% of SNAX’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 34.97% of SNAX, in contrast to 3.81% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 26.32%. As the largest shareholder in SNAX with 11.28% of the stake, Cannell Capital LLC holds 1,539,496 shares worth 1,539,496. A second-largest stockholder of SNAX, CWA Asset Management Group LLC, holds 813,969 shares, controlling over 5.97% of the firm’s shares. Armistice Capital LLC is the third largest shareholder in SNAX, holding 653,686 shares or 4.79% stake. With a 2.32% stake in SNAX, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index is the largest stakeholder. A total of 316,090 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The iMGP Alternative Strategies Fund, which owns about 0.52% of SNAX stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 71,372 shares valued at 62879.0. Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu holds 0.43% of the stake in SNAX, owning 58,772 shares worth 51778.0.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for SNAX since 3 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 3 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 0 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With SNAX analysts setting a high price target of $3.00 and a low target of $2.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $2.67. Based on these targets, SNAX could surge 261.45% to reach the target high and rise by 140.96% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 221.69% from current levels.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. SNAX will report FY 2022 earnings on 03/27/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of -$0.86 being high and -$1.31 being low. For SNAX, this leads to a yearly average estimate of -$1.04. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Stryve Foods Inc. surprised analysts by $0.09 when it reported -$0.25 EPS against a consensus estimate of -$0.34. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was -$0.24. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is -$0.27 and the low estimate is -$0.40. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus -$0.33.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded SNAX stock several times over the past three months with 9 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 2,039,523 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 28 while that of sell transactions has risen to 2 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 2,194,937 while 810,000 shares were sold.