EnLink Midstream LLC (NYSE: ENLC) stock fell -0.70% on Wednesday to $9.86 against a previous-day closing price of $9.93. With 1.75 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 2.27 million shares. During the session, the Oil & Gas Midstream company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $10.01 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $9.82. The 52-week range on ENLC shows that it touched its highest point at $13.58 and its lowest point at $7.77 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $13.33. With its current market cap of 4.60 billion, ENLC has annualized dividend of $0.50 while the current yield stands at 5.07%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 2.46.
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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 ENLC was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 4.01%, but this was up by 1.44% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -12.28% while six-month performance fell -19.97%. The stock lost -5.37% in the past year, while it has lost -19.84% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for ENLC yields 0.80 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.67. For the next quarter, that number is 0.11. This implies an EPS growth rate of -33.80% for this year and 30.10% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 468.90 million ENLC shares are outstanding with a float of 244.71 million shares on hand for trading. On Apr 27, 2023, short shares totaled 12.25 million, which was 2.63% higher than short shares on Mar 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Jesse Arenivas as the firm’s CEO & Director of Enlink Midstream Mang. LLC, Mr. Benjamin D. Lamb serves as its Exec. VP & CFO of EnLink Midstream Mang., LLC.
Through their ownership of 91.48% of ENLC’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 49.84% of ENLC, in contrast to 28.98% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 15.83%. As the largest shareholder in ENLC with 10.18% of the stake, ALPS Advisors, Inc. holds 47,893,675 shares worth 47,893,675. A second-largest stockholder of ENLC, Invesco Advisers, Inc., holds 25,777,866 shares, controlling over 5.48% of the firm’s shares. Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC is the third largest shareholder in ENLC, holding 15,328,764 shares or 3.26% stake. With a 10.02% stake in ENLC, the Alerian MLP ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 47,172,020 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Invesco SteelPath MLP Income Fund, which owns about 3.69% of ENLC stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 17,382,821 shares valued at 170.53 million. MainGate MLP Fund holds 1.40% of the stake in ENLC, owning 6,600,000 shares worth 64.75 million.
An Overview of Recent Financials:
Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Mar 30, 2023, ENLC reported revenue of $2.60B and operating income of $179.20M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $178.20M and diluted EPS was $0.17.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for ENLC since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With ENLC analysts setting a high price target of $17.00 and a low target of $11.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $13.30. Based on these targets, ENLC could surge 72.41% to reach the target high and rise by 11.56% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 34.89% 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.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded ENLC stock several times over the past three months with 8 Buys and 1 Sells. In these transactions, 391,043 shares were bought while 4,005 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 13 while that of sell transactions has risen to 15 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 1,529,972 while 1,183,852 shares were sold.