Analysis of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA)’s performance, earnings and valuation

A share price of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [AXTA] is currently trading at $26.35, up 2.17%. Until recently, the best way to gauge how the stock has performed was to look at its short-term value. The AXTA shares have gain 0.53% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 11.94%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 16, November 2022, Axalta Appoints Chris Villavarayan as Chief Executive Officer and President. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Rakesh Sachdev to Become Non-Executive Board Chair.

From an analyst’s perspective:

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [NYSE: AXTA] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on October 28, 2022, when Exane BNP Paribas downgraded its rating to a Neutral but kept the price target unchanged to $27 for it. Previously, Credit Suisse started tracking the stock with Underperform rating on October 21, 2022, and set its price target to $20. On October 13, 2022, Goldman initiated with a Buy rating and assigned a price target of $29 on the stock. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded its rating to a Overweight but stick to its price target of $30 on July 20, 2022. Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating to a Hold and reduced its price target to $27 on April 18, 2022. RBC Capital Mkts downgraded its rating to Sector Perform for this stock on March 25, 2022, and downed its price target to $26. In a note dated February 02, 2022, Vertical Research downgraded an Hold rating on this stock but restated the target price of $34.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. experienced fluctuations in its stock price throughout the past year between $20.66 and $34.12. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $27.19 within the next 12 months. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [NYSE: AXTA] shares were valued at $26.35 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 3.19% based on the average AXTA price forecast.

Analyzing the AXTA fundamentals

During the last quarter, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [NYSE:AXTA] saw sales of 1.24 billion, an improvement of 13.80%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +29.65% with Operating Margin at +11.41%, Pretax Margin comes in at +7.71%, and Net Margin reading is +5.98%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 26.07 points at the first support level, and at 25.80 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 26.49, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 26.64.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [AXTA] reported earnings per share of $0.39 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.39/share, meaning a difference of $0 and a surprise factor of 0.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $0.41 per share as compared to estimates of $0.4 per share, a difference of $0.01 representing a surprise of 2.50%.

Ratios To Look Out For

A current ratio of 2.00 is a noteworthy aspect of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. [NYSE:AXTA]. As well, the Quick Ratio is 1.43, while the Cash Ratio is 0.64. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.74, the price to book ratio is 5.04 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 29.34.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading has also been a hot topic recently, with 2 insiders purchasing 13,077 shares and 1 selling 3,564 shares in the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved COOK WILLIAM M, Director, that happened on Mar 04 when 2000.0 shares were purchased.