Sealed Air stock: buy or sell?

SEE stock price: $40.45 -2.97% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019

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Shares of Sealed Air closed today at $40.45 and eased a shocking -2.97%. With Friday it's been 4 sliding days in a row, loosing $-2.28 (-5.38%).

Sealed Air Corporation provides food safety and security, and product protection solutions worldwide. The company operates through Food Care and Product Care segments.

Should I buy Sealed Air stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits 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 Sealed Air 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 SEE will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Sealed Air stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 10 ratings published for SEE stock in the last 30 days.

Is SEE a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-6Wells Fargo & Con/aMarket Perform
2019-8-2KeyCorpn/aSell
2019-7-15KeyCorpSector WeightUnderweight
2019-6-21Bank of AmericaBuyNeutral
2019-2-8Vertical ResearchBuyHold
2019-2-8Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-2-8Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-2-8Goldman Sachs Groupn/aNeutral
2019-2-15Royal Bank of Canadan/aSector Perform
2019-2-11BMO Capital Marketsn/aOutperform

Sealed Air stock analysis

Daily outlook

Sealed Air closed today at $40.45 and eased a shocking -2.97%.

Sealed Air shares eased -2.97% to $40.45 today. In this session, Sealed Air stock crossed down the SMA200d line. If you are using SMA200d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock.

SEE stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a bloodcurdling -6.02% in a week last week, Sealed Air closed this week at $40.45 and dropped a terrible -4.55%.

This week, Sealed Air stock crossed down the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up late March, SEE price slid a -9.87%.

SEE stock chart (weekly)

Sealed Air stock price history

Sealed Air IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $-0.38 per share1. Since then, SEE stock lost a -10,744.70%, with a yearly average of -275.50%.

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

Sealed Air stock historical price chart

SEE stock reached 52-week highs on April at $46.96, and all-time highs 2015-08-10 with a price of 52.81.

Sealed Air stock price target is $44.40

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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. 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. We detected 7 price forecasts for SEE stock released in the last 30 days:
SEE stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-6Wells Fargo & CoReiterates$42.00$43.002.4%
2019-8-2KeyCorpReiteratesn/a$39.00-
2019-7-15KeyCorpDowngradesn/a$39.00-
2019-2-8Robert W. BairdReiterates$41.00$50.0022%
2019-2-8Robert W. BairdRaises Target$41.00$50.0022%
2019-2-15Royal Bank of CanadaRaises Targetn/a$43.00-
2019-2-11BMO Capital MarketsRaises Targetn/a$47.00-
(in average)$41.30$44.408.0%
The price prediction for Sealed Air stock is $44.40, moving in a range between $50.00 and $39.00. In average, analysts' outlook on SEE price target is positive, improving the target by a 8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Sealed Air presented fine results for 2018-Q4 on February. Sealed Air rose Earnings per Share (EPS) by 11.90%, beating experts consensus of $0.67. Sealed Air posted $0.75.
SEE earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a-0.13n/a
2017-Q32017-11-080.470.46-2.1%
2017-Q42018-02-080.570.581.8%
2018-Q12018-05-030.50.512.0%
2018-Q22018-08-020.580.6410.3%
2018-Q32018-11-010.60.611.7%
2018-Q42019-02-070.670.7511.9%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Sealed Air annual sales escalated a great 6.08% to $4,732.70 M USD from $4,461.60 marked in 2017. Nonetheless, its profit margin (compared to sales) collapsed to 4.08%, that is $193.10 million.

SEE annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$7,690 M-$93 M1.2%-
2014$7,751 M0.79%$258 M3.3%177.23%
2015$7,032 M-9.28%$335 M4.8%29.95%
2016$6,778 M-3.60%$486 M7.2%45.02%
2017$4,462 M-34.18%$815 M18.3%67.54%
2018$4,733 M6.08%$193 M4.1%-76.30%

Quarterly financial results

Sealed Air posted $1,260.30 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 6.25% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $200.30 M with a profit margin of 15.89%. Profit margin soared a 9.23% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.66%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Sealed Air sales marked a slightly good growth and inched a 2.65%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Sealed Air posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
SEE quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$1,070 M-$28 M2.6%-
2017-Q3$1,131 M5.73%$787 M69.6%2,722.22%
2017-Q4$1,228 M8.53%$-34 M-2.7%-104.25%
2018-Q1$1,131 M-7.88%$-201 M-17.7%498.81%
2018-Q2$1,155 M2.14%$114 M9.9%-157.03%
2018-Q3$1,186 M2.68%$79 M6.7%-30.94%
2018-Q4$1,260 M6.25%$200 M15.9%153.54%
2019-Q1$1,113 M-11.71%$58 M5.2%-71.29%

Sealed Air ownership

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

Sealed Air shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.51% of all shares.

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

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

SEEATRBERYSLGNSON
Market cap$6.3 B$7.6 B$4.6 B$3.3 B$5.7 B
Total shares155.7 M63.2 M112.7 M111.1 M100.1 M
Float shares152.3 M63.5 M112.9 M77.7 M98.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)100.3%93.1%101.7%66.9%77.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.5%0.7%0.1%29.8%1.7%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Sealed Air summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Open$41.55
Close$40.45
Day range$40.24 - $41.63
Previous close$41.69
Session gain-2.97%
Average true range$1.12
50d mov avg$43.24
100d mov avg$43.65
200d mov avg$41.29
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Sealed Air performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked Aptar, Berry Global, Silgan, Sonoco Products and Westrock as the bechmarking frame for Sealed Air stock.
Stock3m6m12m
SEESealed Air-2.65%-6.24%5.48%
ATRAptar7.05%18.84%17.65%
BERYBerry Global-14.33%-21.78%-11.33%
SLGNSilgan0.60%4.57%11.17%
SONSonoco Products-8.85%-2.76%4.80%
WRKWestrock-2.18%-12.17%-36.40%

Sealed Air competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Sealed Air. We chose 5 companies as Sealed Air competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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