Volatility Is Your Friend: Element Solutions Inc (ESI) Is Hot Again

Element Solutions Inc (NYSE:ESI) does about 1.35M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1043225 shares change hands in Tuesday’s trading. The company now has a market cap of 5.73B USD. Its current market price is $23.69, marking a decrease of -0.34% compared to the previous close of $23.77. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $25.81 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $17.53.

Element Solutions Inc (ESI) has a 20-day trading average at $23.76 and the current price is -8.21% off the 52-week high compared with 35.14% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $24.23 and its 200-day simple moving average is $21.71. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.31%, which increases to 1.75% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 45.33 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $27.77, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 14.69% over the period.

Goldman initiated its price target at $20.

Element Solutions Inc (ESI) stock is down -1.29% over the week and -3.11% over the past month. Its price is 2.38% year-to-date and 34.30% over the past year.

The company’s next earnings report forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at 0.33 and 1.39 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $629.36M, which analysts say will come at $2.41B for the current fiscal year and next year at $2.54B. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $597.63M.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 14.69 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 3.09% and return on equity of 5.52%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 44.72 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 15.12. The beta has a value of 1.29. Price to book ratio is 2.47 and price to sales ratio is 2.46.