BWX stock: buy or sell?

BWXT stock price: $50.99 0.81% At close on April 6th, 2020

Updated on:
April 6th, 2020


BWX Technologies shares stepped up 0.81% to $50.99 today. On Mar/26 BWXT skyrocketed an extraordinary 7.46%. Monday was the third climbing session in a row, soaring 6.16%.

BWX Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells nuclear components to the United States government. The company operates in three segments: Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, and Nuclear Energy.

Should I buy BWX 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. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At, we 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 BWX stock situation right now, hence 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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is BWX Technologies stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for BWXT stock for the last 30 days.

BWX stock analysis

Daily outlook

BWX stepped up a slightly good 0.81% and closed at $50.99.

Shares of BWX stepped up a slightly good 0.81% and closed at $50.99. Since February/27 when BWXT stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-10.00 per share (-16.40%). BWXT marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $53.70 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation.

BWXT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a dazzling 6.74% in a week last week, BWX closed this week at $50.99 and raised a slightly fine 0.81%. By mid March BWXT plunged a dreadful -22.86% in just one week. For 3 weeks in a row, price soared and marked a profit of 15.60%.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late February, BWXT fell $-18.91 per share (-27.05%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since mid June 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, BWXT price gained $3.01 per share (6.27%).

BWXT stock chart (weekly)

BWX stock price history

BWX stock went public on August 2nd, 2010 with a price of $14.921. Since then, BWXT stock surged a 241.80%, with an average of 26.90% per year. If you had invested right after BWXT's IPO a $1,000 in BWX stock in 2010, it would worth $2,418.00 today.

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

BWX stock historical price chart

BWXT stock reached 52-week highs on February at $70.32, and all-time highs 2018-04-24 with a price of 70.41.

BWX stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price forecast for BWX Technologies stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

BWX Technologies presented astounding results for 2018-Q4 . BWX rocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 25.40%, beating experts of $0.59. BWX posted $0.74.
BWXT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a shining growth of 6.64% to $1,799.89 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, aligned with this, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) raised a 3.85% to 12.61%.

BWXT annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$3,270 M-$346 M10.6%-
2014$2,923 M-10.61%$29 M1.0%-91.51%
2015$1,416 M-51.57%$131 M9.3%347.34%
2016$1,551 M9.54%$183 M11.8%39.24%
2017$1,688 M8.85%$148 M8.8%-19.24%
2018$1,800 M6.64%$227 M12.6%53.51%

Quarterly financial results

BWX Technologies posted $478.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 12.34% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $21.94 million with a profit margin of 4.59%. Profit margin collapsed a -13.72% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 18.31%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, BWX sales marked a phenomenal gain and skyrocketed a 11.13%.
BWXT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$410 M-$61 M14.9%-
2017-Q3$419 M2.28%$47 M11.1%-24.01%
2017-Q4$430 M2.57%$-16 M-3.6%-133.70%
2018-Q1$457 M6.35%$66 M14.5%-523.46%
2018-Q2$439 M-4.05%$61 M13.8%-8.70%
2018-Q3$426 M-3.06%$78 M18.3%28.45%
2018-Q4$478 M12.34%$22 M4.6%-71.85%
2019-Q1$416 M-12.88%$49 M11.8%123.29%

BWX ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

BWX shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.42% of all shares.

Bearish positions for BWXT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to BWX:

Market cap$4.9 B
Total shares95.2 M
Float shares94.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)107.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

BWX summary

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Day range$50.73 - $52.96
Previous close$50.58
Session gain0.81%
Average true range$3.78
50d mov avg$56.62
100d mov avg$59.53
200d mov avg$57.54
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern

BWX performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared BWX Technologies against in the following table:
BWXTBWX Technologies-21.04%-8.06%-0.76%

BWX competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as BWX competitor. This doesn't mean BWX does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.