Publicly-traded company Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) had a closing price of $45.60 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $51.96, this means that the stock is underpriced by 12.24%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $16.90 to $45.33.
This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 44.38, its 20-day moving average is 42.70 and its 100-day moving average is 34.82. Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) currently has 1.15 million shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $51.09B.
The Details: Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Financial Health
When thinking about a potential stock’s performance, there are a number of indicators that can help us understand the company’s financial health. Checking out a company’s current profit margin, for example, lets us know about how much of its total sales revenue was kept as earnings – which we find by taking net income and dividing it by total sales revenue. MU currently has a profit margin of 25.00%.
Checking out a public company’s operating margin can also be helpful, as it shows us about how much profit is retained after the company factors out operating costs and depreciation. Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) has an operating margin of 28.70%.
What Does Wall Street Say about Company?
When considering a stock buy, many investors seek to know what Wall Street analysts are saying about the company – by looking at the average analyst rating, for example. At the moment, the average analyst rating for MU is Moderate Buy. Out of 20 total analysts who were surveyed, 2 rated it a Moderate Buy, 2 rated it hold, and 16 rated it a Strong Buy.
Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) was a Moderate Buy – from a survey of 14 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 1 rated the company a Hold, 2 rated it a Moderate Buy, and 11 rated it a Strong Buy.
Understanding Profitability at Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)
A smart way of assessing a company’s profitability is by checking out its latest Earnings per Share (EPS). In the most recent financial results released by Micron Technology, Inc., for the quarter ending on 2017-08-31, the company posted EPS of 2.02. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 1.84.
Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 2.18, compared to 0.32 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 24 analysts is 6.4 billion – compared to $3.97 billion posted in the year-ago period.