Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) currently has a daily average trading volume of 441.31K but it saw 326627 shares traded on Wednesday. With a market cap of 4.44B USD, stock’s current market price of $70.04 came rising about 0.69 while comparing to the previous closing price of $69.56. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $80.95 and as low as $59.08. In the recent trading on the day, stock has struck highest price mark of $70.15 while lowest mark touched by it was $69.02.
Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of Black Hills Corporation (BKH) gives us an average price of $66.25, while its current price level is -13.48% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 18.56% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $67.19 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $72.42. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 1.43% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 2.14%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 63.27 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.
The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the BofA Securities which downgraded the stock as “Neutral” in its note to investors issued on October 13, 2022, recommending a price target of between $87 and $66 for it. Mizuho downgraded its recommendation for the stock as a “Neutral” from “Buy” on May 06, 2022 while assigning a price target range of $71-$76. Mizuho issued its recommendations for the stock as it upgraded the price target for the stock is $71.
Over the week, BKH’s stock price is moving 4.58% up while it is 11.17% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is -0.75% down and over the past year, the stock is showing an upside performance of 4.30%.
The latest quarterly earnings report issued by the company was for quarter ended 6/29/2022, when its quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $0.52 beat the consensus estimate of $0.4 for the same. The company is expected to be releasing its next quarterly report in 02/08/2023, for which analysts forecasted an EPS of $0.58 while estimate for next year EPS is $4.1. For BKH, analysts are forecasting an EPS-growth rate of 9.60% for current year and estimate for EPS growth in next year is 4.40%. In next quarter, company is expected to be making quarterly sales of $354.74 million as analysts are expecting the sales for current fiscal year at $2.07 billion and seeing the company making $2.06 billion in sales next year. Moreover, analysts are in estimates of $413.37 million for current-quarter revenue.
Currently, Black Hills Corporation’s total number of outstanding shares is 64.88M with 0.61% of that held by the insiders while 90.48% of its common stock has been owned by the institutions. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at 5.50% and return on equity (ROE) at 9.00%. It has a price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 17.61 while having a 16.70 of forward P/E ratio. Stock’s beta reads 0.51. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 1.57 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 1.91. Its return on asset (ROA) is 2.80% on average.
A filing at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that SPDR S&P Dividend ETF came shrinking its share ownership by 0.03% in the Black Hills Corporation (BKH) increasing its stake to 6.27% with control over 1117.0 shares in the company. As per SEC documents, SPDR S&P Dividend ETF sought 4,078,672 of company’s common stock of worth $266.62 million as per recent closing price of the stock. SPDR S&P Dividend ETF is not the only institutional holder which restructured its stake in Black Hills Corporation, as Vanguard Total Stock Market Index picked 1,961,433 shares of worth $128.22 million to bring its holdings to a total of 7133.0 shares. In the most recent quarter, iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF came rising its stake by 0.04% in the company and now holds 1.96 million or 3.01% of the company’s stake having worth of about 127.85 million.