Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ) stock jumped 2.47% on Thursday to $39.89 against a previous-day closing price of $38.93. With 8.25 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 3.93 million shares. During the session, the Uranium company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $40.01 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $38.99. The 52-week range on CCJ shows that it touched its highest point at $39.45 and its lowest point at $21.02 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $39.76. With its current market cap of 17.31 billion, CCJ has annualized dividend of $0.09 while the current yield stands at 0.22%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.99.
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 CCJ was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 7.52%, but this was up by 17.70% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 27.81% while six-month performance rose 63.82%. The stock gained 33.95% in the past year, while it has gained 75.96% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for CCJ yields 0.16 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.55. For the next quarter, that number is 0.13. This implies an EPS growth rate of 185.10% for this year and 106.37% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 433.10 million CCJ shares are outstanding with a float of 432.75 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 21.86 million, which was 5.04% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to CCL as the firm’s Carnival Corporation, CCJ serves as its Cameco Corporation.
Through their ownership of 72.36% of CCJ’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.
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 Jun 29, 2023, CCJ reported revenue of $557.58M and operating income of $84.08M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $172.37M and diluted EPS was $0.21.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CCJ 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 CCJ analysts setting a high price target of $48.89 and a low target of $36.08, the average target price over the next 12 months is $41.59. Based on these targets, CCJ could surge 22.56% to reach the target high and fall by -9.55% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 4.26% 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.