Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) Recent Earnings Shows Major Concern

Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) Recent Earnings Shows Major Concern


The Smith & Nephew plc (SNN) shares are trading at lower $37.62 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $46.57.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $52.26 and the low is $26.07. Over the last 52 weeks, SNN is down -28.01% while the S&P 500 is down -2.38%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. SNN has a short ratio of 1.36 and outstanding shares of 437.78M.

Company Outlook

SNN has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.72 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.37. Smith & Nephew plc SNN also noted assets of $11.33 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as SNN has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Smith & Nephew plc SNN has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, SNN represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Smith & Nephew plc SNN is now commanding a market cap of 16.18B and a float of 435.08M. SNN is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of SNN stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in SNN, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.