Sealed Air stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-6||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-6-21||Bank of America||Buy||Neutral|
|2019-2-8||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-2-8||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-2-8||Goldman Sachs Group||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-2-15||Royal Bank of Canada||n/a||Sector Perform|
|2019-2-11||BMO Capital Markets||n/a||Outperform|
Sealed Air stock analysis
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.
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%.
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 $44.40Predicting 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-6||Wells Fargo & Co||Reiterates||$42.00||$43.00||2.4%|
|2019-2-8||Robert W. Baird||Reiterates||$41.00||$50.00||22%|
|2019-2-8||Robert W. Baird||Raises Target||$41.00||$50.00||22%|
|2019-2-15||Royal Bank of Canada||Raises Target||n/a||$43.00||-|
|2019-2-11||BMO Capital Markets||Raises Target||n/a||$47.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSealed 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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.
|2013||$7,690 M||-||$93 M1.2%||-|
|2014||$7,751 M||0.79%||$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 M||6.08%||$193 M4.1%||-76.30%|
Quarterly financial resultsSealed 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.
|2017-Q2||$1,070 M||-||$28 M2.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,131 M||5.73%||$787 M69.6%||2,722.22%|
|2017-Q4||$1,228 M||8.53%||$-34 M-2.7%||-104.25%|
|2018-Q1||$1,131 M||-7.88%||$-201 M-17.7%||498.81%|
|2018-Q2||$1,155 M||2.14%||$114 M9.9%||-157.03%|
|2018-Q3||$1,186 M||2.68%||$79 M6.7%||-30.94%|
|2018-Q4||$1,260 M||6.25%||$200 M15.9%||153.54%|
|2019-Q1||$1,113 M||-11.71%||$58 M5.2%||-71.29%|
Sealed Air ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$6.3 B||$7.6 B||$4.6 B||$3.3 B||$5.7 B|
|Total shares||155.7 M||63.2 M||112.7 M||111.1 M||100.1 M|
|Float shares||152.3 M||63.5 M||112.9 M||77.7 M||98.1 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
Sealed Air summary
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$40.24 - $41.63|
|Average true range||$1.12|
|50d mov avg||$43.24|
|100d mov avg||$43.65|
|200d mov avg||$41.29|
Sealed Air performancePerformance 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.
Sealed Air competitorsOne 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.
Latest Sealed Air stock news
- Seeking AlphaSealed Air: Bottom Opportunity?September 5, 2018
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