HCC stock: buy or sell?

HCC stock price: $28.10 0.79% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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Warrior Met Coal shares stepped up 0.79% to $28.10 today.

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry. It operates two underground mines located in Alabama.

Should I buy HCC stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, 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 Warrior Met Coal 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 Warrior Met Coal stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for HCC stock in the last month.

Is HCC a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-3-13Jefferies Financial Groupn/aBuy

HCC stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Warrior Met Coal stepped up a slightly good 0.79% and closed at $28.10.

Warrior Met Coal ended today at $28.10 and stepped up a slightly good 0.79%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on March, HCC price climbed $1.82 per share (6.93%). Since January when HCC stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $6.42 (29.61%). On May 3rd, HCC hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $29.00 recorded on May 2nd. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

HCC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Warrior Met Coal shares raised 1.37% this week, ending at $28.10. Late April HCC skyrocketed an outstanding 6.09% in just one week.

In a weekly time frame, Warrior Met Coal stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, HCC might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record Warrior Met Coal marked late April. Since late March when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, HCC price gained $3.78 per share (15.54%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid January, HCC climbed $7.00 (33.18%).

HCC stock chart (weekly)

HCC stock price history

HCC stock went public on April 13th, 2017 with a price of $7.301. Since then, HCC stock surged a 284.90%, with an average of 142.50% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in HCC stock in 2017, it would worth $2,849.00 today.

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

HCC stock historical price chart

HCC stock reached all-time highs on May/3 with a price of $29.45.

HCC stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' HCC stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for Warrior Met Coal stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Warrior Met Coal presented its financial report, posting a fine climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Analyst expected $2.16 per share, but Warrior Met Coal posted $2.38.
HCC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-1411.1616.0%
2018-Q12018-05-023.173.427.9%
2018-Q22018-08-011.931.81-6.2%
2018-Q32018-10-311.251.06-15.2%
2018-Q42019-02-212.162.3810.2%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a dazzling growth of 17.87% to $1,378.01 M USD. Similarly, its income margin (compared to revenues) climbed to 50.56%, that is $696.79 million.

HCC annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2015$545 M-$-310.58 M-57.0%-
2016$298 M-45.36%$-49.67 M-16.7%-84.01%
2017$1,169 M292.79%$455 M38.9%-1,016.08%
2018$1,378 M17.87%$697 M50.6%53.12%

Quarterly financial results

Warrior Met Coal posted $360.36 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 31.85% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $374.19 M with a profit margin of 103.84%. Profit margin boosted a 84.60% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 19.24%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Warrior Met Coal sales marked an extraordinary gain and rocketed a 50.27%.
HCC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$363 M-$130 M35.7%-
2017-Q3$312 M-14.15%$120 M38.4%-7.82%
2017-Q4$240 M-23.13%$97 M40.5%-18.85%
2018-Q1$422 M75.89%$179 M42.4%83.92%
2018-Q2$323 M-23.53%$91 M28.3%-48.90%
2018-Q3$273 M-15.27%$53 M19.2%-42.41%
2018-Q4$360 M31.85%$374 M103.8%611.51%
2019-Q1$378 M4.98%$110 M29.2%-70.48%

Warrior Met Coal ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Warrior Met Coal shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.47% of all shares.

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

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

HCC
Market cap$1.4 B
Total shares51.6 M
Float shares47.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)113.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

HCC summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$28.12
Close$28.10
Day range$27.67 - $28.39
Previous close$27.88
Session gain0.79%
Average true range$1.20
50d mov avg$26.64
100d mov avg$24.84
200d mov avg$23.32
Daily patternlb11a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Warrior Met Coal performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Warrior Met Coal performance to :
Stock3m6m12m
HCCWarrior Met Coal10.89%46.74%24.61%

Warrior Met Coal competitors

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