Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) – The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

    Palm Jamie E, VP, Corp Controller, CAO, subtracted 100 shares of Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) from its portfolio at the rate of $16.55 per share valuing $1,655 on Apr 09. The insider left behind 6,394 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) was $16.27. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $16.57, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $16.88. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $16.02 and a 2nd Support Level at $15.78. Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) stock has lost -$0.03, or -0.18%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.47, or 2.97%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$0.25, or -1.51%. This year-to-date, Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) shares have gained $5.16, or 46.44%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 0% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Hold .”

    With 140,999 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $2,255,984K. Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) generates $1,590 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $78,200 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -28.86%, a 3-Year Total Return of -9.11%, and a 5-year Total Return of 0.00%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.00%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.00.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) reported earnings of $0.05 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.09 per share, representing a -0.04 difference and 45.36% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.18 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.17 per share, which was a 3.87% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.18 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.20 and the low estimate was $0.16. In the year-ago quarter, Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) generated per-share earnings of $0.20. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -10.00% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 2 purchases (2,005 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 29 insider buys amounting to 287,766 shares and 2 insider sales amounting to 13,100 shares. In the past full year, 37 insider purchases were made (involving 345,828 shares) and 3 insider sell-offs equivalent to 22,100 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Welbilt, Inc. (WBT) has a Current Ratio of 1.16, a Quick Ratio of 0.66 and a Cash Ratio of 0.28. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 717.76, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 87.77, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 64.48. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 709.12 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 86.72.