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Albertsons Companies, Inc (ACI) is a leading grocery stores business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$16.47 after a previous close of USD$16.47. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$15.97 to a high of USD$16.63. The latest price was USD$16.17 (25 minute delay). Albertsons Companies is listed on the NYSE and employs 270,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$12.749 - USD$20.62|
|50-day moving average||USD$17.1615|
|200-day moving average||USD$15.384|
|Wall St. target price||USD$20.82|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.4 (2.41%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.674|
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Valuing Albertsons Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Albertsons Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Albertsons Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Albertsons Companies shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Albertsons Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9702. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Albertsons Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Albertsons Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$4.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Albertsons Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$69.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.98%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$17.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.73%|
|Return on equity TTM||39.46%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$7.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 14.5 million Albertsons Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Albertsons Companies's "short interest". This figure is 26.6% down from 19.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Albertsons Companies shares can be evaluated.
Albertsons Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Albertsons Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Albertsons Companies shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). Albertsons Companies's SIR currently stands at 4.11. In other words for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4110 shares are currently held short.
However Albertsons Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Albertsons Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Albertsons Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Albertsons Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.1122% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Albertsons Companies shares, roughly 112 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Albertsons Companies.
Find out more about how you can short Albertsons Companies stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 7.66% of net profits
Recently Albertsons Companies has paid out, on average, around 7.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Albertsons Companies shareholders could enjoy a 2.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albertsons Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.
While Albertsons Companies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Albertsons Companies is investing more in its future growth.
Albertsons Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 10 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Albertsons Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States. Its food and drug retail stores offer grocery products, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, pharmacy, fuel, and other items and services. As of February 29, 2020, the company operated 2,252 stores under various banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Pavilions, Star Market, Carrs, and Haggen; and 1,726 pharmacies, 1,290 in-store branded coffee shops, and 402 adjacent fuel centers. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Companies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Albertsons Investor Holdings LLC.
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