Bemis stock: buy or sell?

BMS stock price: $58.12 0.33% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Bemis closed today at $58.12 and stayed constant a tiny 0.33%.

Bemis Company, Inc. manufactures and sells packaging products. It operates through two segments, U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging.

Should I buy Bemis stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Bemis stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean BMS will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Bemis stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At, we gathered 2 ratings published for BMS stock in the last 30 days.

Is BMS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating

Bemis stock analysis

Daily outlook

Bemis shares stayed steady 0.33% to $58.12 today.

Bemis closed today at $58.12 and stayed steady a tiny 0.33%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on December, BMS climbed $13.77 (31.05%). On January, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 22.90%. On May/3, BMS hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on May/2 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

BMS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Bemis ended this week at $58.12 and stayed constant a tight 0.21%. Late April BMS climbed an impressive 5.13% in just one week.

Bemis stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last price record Bemis marked late April. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late December 2018, BMS climbed $13.31 (29.70%). By mid September 2018, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 18.78%.

BMS stock chart (weekly)

Bemis stock price history

Bemis IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.12 per share1. Since then, BMS stock surged a 48,333.30%, with a yearly average of 1,239.30%. If you had invested right after BMS's IPO a $1,000 in Bemis stock in 1980, it would worth $483,333.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Bemis stock historical price chart

BMS stock reached all-time highs on May/3 with a price of $59.85.

Bemis stock price target is $48.00

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we only found 1 price target for Bemis stock:
BMS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-1-7CitigroupRaises Target$47.00$48.002.1%
(in average)$47.00$48.002.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since April 24th, when Bemis presented its last earnings report, it grew a slightly good 3.95%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
BMS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a tiny gain of 1.08% to $4,089.90 million dollars. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) appreciated to 5.52%, that is $225.70 million.

Bemis fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Bemis TTM sales up to March 2019 were $4,063.90 and income $238.50 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Bemis business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed constant a lame -0.64%. Aligned with this, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained stable at 5.52%.

BMS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$5,030 M-$212 M4.2%-
2014$4,344 M-13.65%$191 M4.4%-10.03%
2015$4,071 M-6.26%$239 M5.9%25.22%
2016$4,004 M-1.65%$236 M5.9%-1.30%
2017$4,046 M1.04%$94 M2.3%-60.20%
2018$4,090 M1.08%$226 M5.5%140.11%
TTM $4,064 M-0.64%$239 M5.9%5.67%

Quarterly financial results

Bemis posted $1,001.40 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -0.14% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $60.40 M with a profit margin of 6.03%. Profit margin decreased a -1.34% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.37%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Bemis sales marked a disappointing loss and declined a -2.53%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Bemis posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
BMS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,010 M-$28 M2.8%-
2017-Q3$1,040 M2.97%$56 M5.3%98.57%
2017-Q4$1,004 M-3.50%$-41 M-4.1%-173.20%
2018-Q1$1,027 M2.37%$48 M4.6%-216.95%
2018-Q2$1,033 M0.57%$47 M4.5%-1.89%
2018-Q3$1,026 M-0.67%$58 M5.6%23.13%
2018-Q4$1,003 M-2.30%$74 M7.4%28.52%
2019-Q1$1,001 M-0.14%$60 M6.0%-18.27%

Bemis ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Bemis, 1.34% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Bemis stock, 73.99% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BMS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$5.3 B$7.1 B$8.6 B$6.4 B$936.2 M
Total shares91.2 M63.2 M84.4 M131.6 M9.4 M
Float shares90.3 M62.7 M83.8 M108.6 M7.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)74.0%93.1%90.8%101.7%64.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.3%0.7%0.6%0.1%23.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Bemis summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$57.96 - $58.26
Previous close$57.93
Session gain0.33%
Average true range$0.88
50d mov avg$55.94
100d mov avg$52.58
200d mov avg$49.79
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

Bemis performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Bemis, the benchmark is made against Aptar, Avery Dennison, Berry Global, Chase, 3M, Sealed Air and Sonoco Products.
AVYAvery Dennison-4.61%10.77%-4.52%
BERYBerry Global-7.59%-4.49%-3.29%
SEESealed Air-3.63%12.33%-7.39%
SONSonoco Products5.85%11.22%23.27%

Bemis competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Bemis. We selected 7 companies as Bemis competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.