Stock of Spire Inc. (SR) performance and profitability takes another direction

Currently, Spire Inc. [SR] is trading at $73.66, up 0.50%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The SR shares have gain 8.71% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 10.10%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 16, November 2022, Spire Reports FY22 4th Quarter and Full-Year Results. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) today reported results for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year ended September 30. Highlights include:.

From an analyst’s perspective:

Spire Inc. [NYSE: SR] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on September 09, 2022, when JP Morgan upgraded its rating to a Overweight and also boosted its price target to $78 from $74. Previously, BofA Securities upgraded its rating to Neutral on April 18, 2022, and elevated its price target to $79. On January 20, 2022, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Neutral but maintained its price target of $71 on the stock. Mizuho downgraded its rating to a Neutral but stick to its price target of $68 on January 05, 2022. BofA Securities downgraded its rating to a Underperform and reduced its price target to $58 on November 23, 2021. JP Morgan downgraded its rating to Neutral for this stock on November 16, 2021, and downed its price target to $70. In a note dated November 08, 2021, BofA Securities downgraded an Neutral rating on this stock and revised its target price from $70 to $63.

This stock has fluctuated between a low of $59.60 and a high of $79.24 over the last 52 weeks. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $73.33 within the next 12 months. Spire Inc. [NYSE: SR] shares were valued at $73.66 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential drop of -0.45% based on the average SR price forecast.

Analyzing the SR fundamentals

Recent quarter sales for Spire Inc. [NYSE:SR] were 314.2 billion which represents 8.30% growth. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +26.73% with Operating Margin at +18.57%, Pretax Margin comes in at +12.72%, and Net Margin reading is +10.03%.

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 72.87 points at the first support level, and at 72.09 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 74.11, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 74.57.

Spire Inc. [SR] reported earnings per share of $0.01 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.02/share, meaning a difference of -$0.01 and a surprise factor of -50.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2022 were $3.42 per share as compared to estimates of $3.11 per share, a difference of $0.31 representing a surprise of 10.00%.

Ratios To Look Out For

To put it in perspective, the Current Ratio for Spire Inc. [NYSE:SR] is 0.70. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 0.50, while the Cash Ratio is 0.00. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.48 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 18.82.

Transactions by insiders

Recent insider trading involved Rasche Steven P, Executive Vice President, that happened on May 10 when 1703.0 shares were purchased. Treasurer, Woodard Adam W. completed a deal on May 10 to sell 2211.0 shares.