Stocks of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) are poised to climb above their peers

With 0.7 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.78 million shares. The 52-week range on SMG shows that it touched its highest point at $78.25 and its lowest point at $43.67 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $66.60. With its current market cap of 4.10 billion, SMG has annualized dividend of $2.64 while the current yield stands at 3.65%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.70.

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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 SMG was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -0.33%, but this was up by 7.67% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 13.46% while six-month performance rose 39.96%. The stock gained 7.84% in the past year, while it has gained 13.46% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for SMG yields -7.05 with Next year EPS estimates of 3.86. For the next quarter, that number is 3.23. This implies an EPS growth rate of 118.42% for this year and 46.15% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 56.50 million SMG shares are outstanding with a float of 42.25 million shares on hand for trading. On Mar 15, 2024, short shares totaled 4.45 million, which was 7.85% higher than short shares on Feb 15, 2024. In addition to CMG as the firm’s Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., SMH serves as its VanEck Semiconductor ETF.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 77.30% of SMG’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for SMG 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.