Are these stocks underrated or low-priced for a reason? The Timken Company (TKR) and B&G Foods Inc. (BGS)

On Nov 04, Fracassa Philip D., EVP & CFO exercised an option 5,600 shares of The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), with the average selling price of the stock being $35.97 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $201,432. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, EVP & Group President – Coughlin Christopher A exercised an option an extra 53,800 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Nov 04, with a share exercised an option at an average of $36.62 and a total of $1,970,294 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the EVP & Group President – Coughlin Christopher A was left with 116,939 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $4282306.18.

The recent price movement of TKR means that it is now down by -0.50% from its 52-week high and 57.41% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of TKR stands at 2.73% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.85%. The beta score for this stock is 1.81. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/30/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was below the expectations of analysts of 1.03 by -0.03. The revenue by the firm was 885.35M for the quarter.

The shares of The Timken Company (TKR) gained by 1.42%, leading to a gain of $0.75 per share, and saw TKR end the trading session at $53.48 on Thursday 11/07/19. TKR started the trading session at $53.72, before reaching a daily high of $54.52. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $53.22.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 1118012, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 575.63K shares, out of a total 66.14M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 3.87 billion.

The shares of B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE: BGS) went down by -0.93% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $17.08, which was lower than the previous closing price of $17.24. Over the past one week, the price of BGS has jumped by 9.84%, while it has recorded a gain of 4.72% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw BGS lose -10.53% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -23.95%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -39.43%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -40.92%. The stock price has gone up by +20.28% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -15.78% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Sell. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 1,617,560 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,424,484 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see BGS stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,379,722 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves BGS with an average rating of 88% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports BGS stock not long ago. In its report sent out on June 12, 2019, Evercore ISI lowered its ratings on BGS to a In-line. In an earlier report on February 27, 2019, Buckingham Research Downgrade the stock from a Buy to a Neutral. CL King meanwhile in its report on December 12, 2018 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Buy”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 99.80% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 339 institutions currently hold the BGS stock. In the last quarter, a 65,513,950 BGS shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 40 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 48 institutions sold their entire BGS reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 149 increased their investment while 135 decreased their investment in the stock.