A new trading data show Utz Brands Inc (UTZ) is showing positive returns.

With 0.79 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.68 million shares. During the session, the Packaged Foods company that operates in wider Consumer Defensive sector, reached to the highest price of $15.365 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $14.94. The 52-week range on UTZ shows that it touched its highest point at $20.02 and its lowest point at $11.16 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $22.09. With its current market cap of 1.22 billion, UTZ has annualized dividend of $0.23 while the current yield stands at 1.55%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.00.

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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 UTZ was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -8.61%, but this was down by -18.73% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -14.51% while six-month performance fell -13.87%. The stock lost -7.03% in the past year, while it has lost -7.77% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for UTZ yields -0.25 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.83. For the next quarter, that number is 0.16. This implies an EPS growth rate of 23.85% for this year and 17.39% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 81.19 million UTZ shares are outstanding with a float of 66.91 million shares on hand for trading. On 2024-06-14, short shares totaled 6.73 million, which was 827.0001000000001 higher than short shares on 1715731200. In addition to Mr. Howard A. Friedman as the firm’s CEO & Director, Mr. Ajay Kataria serves as its Executive VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 0.92546 of UTZ’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority 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 2024-03-31, UTZ reported revenue of $346523000.0 and operating income of $10125000.0. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $27577000.0 and diluted EPS was -$0.05.

Analysts Ratings:

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