- SM has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $70.6 million.
- SM has traded 747,482 shares today.
- SM is trading at 3.79 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- SM crossed above its 200-day simple moving average.
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Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 4641.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $7.00 million to $331.73 million.
- The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. When compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, SM ENERGY CO's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.
- Despite the weak revenue results, SM has significantly outperformed against the industry average of 33.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 2.1%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
- SM has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 21.80% from its price level of one year ago. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
- The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.41, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
- You can view the full SM Energy Ratings Report.
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