The Majority of Analysts Are Still Bullish on The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM)

On Thursday, shares of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) marked $796.56 per share versus a previous $816.49 closing price. With having a -2.44% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of The Boston Beer Company, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. SAM showed a rise of 110.81% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $290.02 – $845.70 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 82.54% in the period of the last 200 days.

Evercore ISI equity researchers changed the status of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) shares to a “Outperform” rating in the report published on July 15th, 2020. Other analysts, including Guggenheim, also published their reports on SAM shares. Guggenheim repeated the rating from the previous report, marking SAM under “Buy” rating, in the report published on June 10th, 2020. Additionally, SAM shares got another “Neutral” rating from Credit Suisse, setting a target price of $505 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in May 28th, 2020. On April 16th, 2020, MKM Partners Downgrade an Neutral rating and increased its price target from $351 to $371. On the other hand, Goldman Resumed the “Buy” rating for SAM shares, as published in the report on April 1st, 2020. RBC Capital Mkts seems to be going bullish on the price of SAM shares, based on the price prediction for SAM, indicating that the shares will jump from $346 to $424, giving the shares “Outperform” rating based on their report from March 23rd, 2020. Another “Buy” rating came from MKM Partners, providing a prediction for $424 price target according to the report published in March 17th, 2020.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM) Analysis

The present dividend yield for SAM owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with The Boston Beer Company, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 65.41. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -20.70%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 17.90% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 1.00 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while SAM is currently recording an average of 171.13K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 4.44%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 7.40%with 20.83% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $566.82, indicating growth from the present price of $796.56, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in SAM or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing The Boston Beer Company, Inc. Shares?

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Consumer Defensive sector. If you wish to compare SAM shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 78.99 for The Boston Beer Company, Inc., while the value 50.57 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 10.08 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 15.20%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 3.50%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 92.60% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in SAM Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in SAM in the recent period. That is how Renaissance Technologies LLC now has an increase position in SAM by 13.38% in the first quarter, owning 556400 shares of SAM stocks, with the value of $298.59 million after the purchase of an additional 65,641 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Wellington Management Co. LLP also increased their stake in SAM shares changed 153.81% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 346643 shares of company, all valued at $186.03 million after the acquisition of additional 210,065 shares during the last quarter.

SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquired a new position in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $150.5 million, and Macquarie Investment Management B increased their stake in the company’s shares by 43.85% in the first quarter, now owning 78,365 shares valued at $137.97 million after the acquisition of the additional 257093 shares during the last quarter. At the present, 92.60% of SAM shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.