Regal Beloit stock: buy or sell?

RBC stock price: $72.61 -0.87% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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Shares of Regal Beloit slightly fell an unpleasant -0.87% and closed at $72.61. Friday was the 4th red session in a row, sliding in full a -5.93%.

Regal Beloit Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells electric motors, electrical motion controls, and power generation and power transmission products worldwide.

Should I buy Regal Beloit 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. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Regal Beloit stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 RBC will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Regal Beloit stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 5 ratings published for RBC stock in the last month.

Is RBC a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-7Royal Bank of Canadan/aHold
2019-2-6Wells Fargo & Con/aMarket Perform
2019-1-8Wolfe ResearchOutperformMarket Perform
2019-1-8Royal Bank of CanadaOutperformMarket Perform
2019-1-8OppenheimerOutperformMarket Perform

Regal Beloit stock analysis

Daily outlook

Regal Beloit slightly fell an unpleasant -0.87% and closed at $72.61.

Shares of Regal Beloit slightly fell an unpleasant -0.87% and closed at $72.61. Since September/12 when RBC stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-5.69 per share (-7.27%). On May, RBC hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on April tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

RBC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a brilliant 5.50% in a week last week, Regal Beloit closed this week at $72.61 and collapsed a terrible -5.20%.

Regal Beloit is in a glaring downtrend, marking successive falling peaks and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. There is a chance to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late July, RBC fell $-7.96 per share (-9.88%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Far behind is the all-time high Regal Beloit marked late April and since then the price is -16.53% below that top.

RBC stock chart (weekly)

Regal Beloit stock price history

Regal Beloit IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.59 per share1. Since then, RBC stock grew a 12,206.80%, with an average of 313.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Regal Beloit stock in 1980, it would worth $122,068.00 today.

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

Regal Beloit stock historical price chart

RBC stock reached all-time highs on May with a price of $86.99.

Regal Beloit stock price target is $85.00

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 Regal Beloit stock:
RBC stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-2-6Wells Fargo & CoRaises Target$75.00$85.0013.3%
(in average)$75.00$85.0013.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on May, Regal Beloit plunged a dreadful -15.42%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
RBC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q32017-11-061.361.370.7%
2017-Q42018-02-051.131.140.9%
2018-Q12018-05-071.261.346.3%
2018-Q22018-08-061.611.6-0.6%
2018-Q32018-11-051.611.673.7%
2018-Q42019-02-041.311.417.6%
2019-Q12019-05-061.43n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Regal Beloit annual turnover jumped a great 8.49% to $3,645.60 million dollars from $3,360.30 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed stable a 0.00% to 6.34%.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of Regal Beloit, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Regal Beloit TTM sales up to were $2,766.80 and income was $172.80 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Regal Beloit business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plunged a spooky -24.11%. In contrary, profit margin (net income/sales) remained constant at 6.34%.

RBC annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$3,100 M-$120 M3.9%-
2014$3,257 M5.07%$31 M1.0%-74.17%
2015$3,510 M7.76%$143 M4.1%362.26%
2016$3,225 M-8.13%$203 M6.3%41.94%
2017$3,360 M4.21%$213 M6.3%4.72%
2018$3,646 M8.49%$231 M6.3%8.54%
TTM $2,767 M-24.11%$173 M6.2%-25.26%

Quarterly financial results

Regal Beloit posted million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed constant a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.31%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Regal Beloit sales marked a bloodcurdling loss and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Regal Beloit posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
RBC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$813 M-$46 M5.7%-
2017-Q2$869 M6.82%$53 M6.1%14.47%
2017-Q3$857 M-1.38%$62 M7.3%17.36%
2017-Q4$821 M-4.22%$52 M6.3%-17.20%
2018-Q1$879 M7.08%$58 M6.6%13.40%
2018-Q2$960 M9.21%$66 M6.9%12.84%
2018-Q3$925 M-3.57%$51 M5.5%-22.15%
2018-Q4$882 M-4.72%$56 M6.3%8.38%

Regal Beloit ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's 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 Regal Beloit, 1.33% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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

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

RBCAIMCAMOTAOSCMI
Market cap$3.0 B$1.8 B$373.7 M$6.6 B$25.5 B
Total shares41.9 M64.5 M9.6 M138.4 M157.8 M
Float shares41.5 M59.3 M7.4 M135.1 M156.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)95.7%103.1%53.0%98.7%84.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.3%1.1%28.8%0.9%0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Regal Beloit summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$73.38
Close$72.61
Day range$72.38 - $74.08
Previous close$73.25
Session gain-0.87%
Average true range$2.01
50d mov avg$74.93
100d mov avg$76.90
200d mov avg$77.53
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

Regal Beloit performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We chose Altra Industrial Motion, Allied Motion Technologies, A.O Smith, Cummins, Emerson Electric, General Electric, Servotronics and Timken as the bechmarking frame for Regal Beloit stock.
Stock3m6m12m
RBCRegal Beloit-10.25%-9.43%-14.07%
AIMCAltra Industrial ...-22.51%-6.53%-33.46%
AMOTAllied Motion Tec...10.07%4.48%-20.97%
AOSA.O Smith3.80%-7.41%-18.99%
CMICummins-4.20%5.35%10.24%
EMREmerson Electric0.15%-0.94%-13.86%
GEGeneral Electric-10.42%-5.92%-19.57%
SVTServotronics6.10%-15.57%-3.97%
TKRTimken-10.67%7.59%-12.87%

Regal Beloit competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Regal Beloit. We picked 8 companies as Regal Beloit competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.