PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) shares are trading at higher $128.94 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $129.08.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $134.36 and the low is $69.77. Over the last 52 weeks, PPG is up 14.77% while the S&P 500 is up 18.10%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, PPG reported a profit of $1.31 billion. PPG Industries Inc. also saw revenues increase to $3.02 billion. In addition, PPG has free cash flow of $230.0 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $295.0 million which compares well with its peers.
PPG booked profit margins of 7.20%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 20.00%, and its Return on Assets is 5.60%. All told, it is clear that, PPG needs to be on your watchlist.
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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. PPG has a short ratio of 3.22 and outstanding shares of 236.60M.
PPG has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 4.21. PPG Industries Inc. PPG also noted assets of $18.17 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PPG has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, PPG Industries Inc. PPG has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PPG 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.
PPG Industries Inc. PPG is now commanding a market cap of 30.06B and a float of 234.97M. PPG 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 PPG 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 PPG, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.