Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL), a leading manufacturer and distributor of everyday basic apparel, has declared a dividend of $0.19 per share with a record date of June 19, 2023. This represents a continuation of the company's strong dividend policy, maintaining the same amount as the last dividend of $0.19 paid on April 10, 2023.
Before we delve deeper, let's briefly revisit what dividends are. They are payments made by corporations to their shareholders, typically in the form of cash or additional shares. These payments are a portion of the company's earnings, shared with stockholders as a token of appreciation for their investment. Dividends can provide a steady income stream for investors and are often seen as a sign of a company's financial health.
The record date, the ex-dividend date, and the payment date are the three important dates in the dividend payment process. The record date is the date when the company determines who its shareholders are (and thus who will receive the dividend), while the ex-dividend date is usually set several business days before the record date. If a stock is purchased on its ex-dividend date or after, the next dividend payment will not be received by the buyer but will go to the seller instead. If stocks are purchased before the ex-dividend date, the buyer will receive the dividends.
Dividend Analysis for GIL
Gildan Activewear's dividend announcement is great news for investors who own the stock before the ex-dividend date of May 23, 2023, as they stand to receive $0.19 per share.
The consistency in the company's dividend payment - $0.19 per share – is a positive sign and reflects Gildan Activewear's strong cash flow generation. It's important to note that maintaining a stable dividend is a significant signal to the market about the company's profitability and future prospects. Companies often strive to maintain consistent dividend payouts, as drastic changes can indicate financial instability.
Earnings Results and Future Outlook
When analyzing a company's dividend payments, it's crucial to look at their earnings as well. Dividends are usually paid out of company profits; hence, a company with strong earnings is more likely to pay dividends consistently. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Gildan Activewear had a track record of steady performance. For a more accurate understanding of its current earnings, potential investors should consult the company's most recent earnings report.
Moreover, shareholders must also consider the company's future growth prospects. While a consistent dividend payout is a positive sign, investors should also consider factors like the company's strategic investments, expansion plans, market share, and industry trends, as these will impact the company's ability to continue paying dividends in the future.
Gildan Activewear's dividend declaration underscores its commitment to shareholder returns. Investors who own the stock before the ex-dividend date stand to benefit from this distribution.
The Aroon Indicator for GIL entered a downward trend on May 11, 2023. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor identified a pattern where the AroonDown red line was above 70 while the AroonUp green line was below 30 for three straight days. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. A.I.dvisor looked at 121 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator formed such a pattern. In of the 121 cases the stock moved lower. This puts the odds of a downward move at .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 19, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on GIL as a result. In of 97 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
GIL moved below its 50-day moving average on May 03, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day moving average for GIL crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on May 04, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 11 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where GIL declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The RSI Indicator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where GIL's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 23 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 6 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an upward trend is expected.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where GIL advanced for three days, in of 356 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
GIL may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (2.660) is normal, around the industry mean (2.979). P/E Ratio (10.504) is within average values for comparable stocks, (27.301). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.531) is also within normal values, averaging (1.780). Dividend Yield (0.025) settles around the average of (0.040) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (1.626) is also within normal values, averaging (1.657).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. GIL’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. GIL’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 82, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows