Big Lots (BIG) : During the past 4 weeks, traders have been relatively bearish on Big Lots (BIG), hence the stock is down -9.72% when compared to the S&P 500 during the same period. However, in the past 1 week, the selling of the stock is down by -2.61% relative to the S&P 500. The 4-week change in the price of the stock is -11.54% and the stock has fallen -2.09% in the past 1 week.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 6.41% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 8.91%.The 200 Day SMA reached 4.68% Big Lots Inc. has dropped 5.45% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 24.28%.
Big Lots (BIG) has been rated by 8 research analysts. Fundamentally, the highest shorterm price forecast for the stock is expected to reach $60 and the lowest price target forecast is $42. The average forecast of all the analysts is $53.5 and the expected standard deviation is $7.39.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Big Lots (NYSE:BIG): stock was range-bound between the intraday low of $47.19 and the intraday high of $48 after having opened at $47.82 on Fridays session. The stock finally closed in the red at $47.82, a loss of -1.29%. The stock remained in the red for the whole trading day. The total traded volume was 1,617,398 shares. The stock failed to cross $48 in Fridays trading. The stocks closing price on Thursday was $47.28.
Big Lots, Inc. is a United States-based discount retailer. As of December 31, 2014, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, operated 1,460 stores in 48 states. The Companys Food category includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods. Its Consumables category includes health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical and pet departments. Its Soft Home category includes fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile and flooring, and the Hard Home category includes small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting card, tools, paint and home maintenance departments. Its Furniture & Home Decor category includes upholstery, mattress, case goods, home decor and frames; the Seasonal category includes lawn & garden, summer, Christmas, toys, books, sporting goods and other holiday and its Electronics & Accessories category includes electronics, jewelry, apparel, hosiery and infant accessories departments.