Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) traded at $6.66 at last check on Monday, Jun 29, making an upward move of 7.42% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $6.2 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.38 with the day’s price range being $6.25 – 6.80. In terms of its 52-week price range, ZIXI has a high of $10.51 and a low of $2.84. The company’s stock has gained about -0.89% over that past 30 days.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $52.37 Million, with a low of $52Million and a high of $52.67 Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to 14.1% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $213.23 Million, or +23% up from figures reported last year.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the ZIXI stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of Hold. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.
Based on estimates by 5 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, none have rated the Zix Corporation (ZIXI) stock as a Hold, while 5 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Buy and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the ZIXI stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is -4.22% off its SMA20 and 5.97% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 50.52 while the volatility over the past week is 5.92% and jumps to 6.15% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.37, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.43. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $9.8, with the estimates having a low of $9 and a high of $11. These price ends are 35.14% and +65.17% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +50.15% if the ZIXI share price touches on the median price of $10.
Let’s briefly compare Zix (ZIXI) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +7.42% and -26.73% over the past 12 months for ZIXI competes that of Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW), which has seen its stock price rise 0.75% in the latest trading session and is +11.45% over the last one year. Another of its peers Fortinet Inc (FTNT) has dropped -0.8% today, and is +73.72% up over the past year, while Check Point Software (CHKP) is also up 7.42% yet its price remains in the red at -26.73% over the same period. Palo has a P/E ratio of 0 compared to Zix’s 0 and Fortinet’s 63.14. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 2.32% and 1.47%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 1.18 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 912.05 Million. Current shares outstanding are 56.93 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 4.48% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 72.12%. The data shows that short shares as of June 14, 2020, stood at 3.09 Million at a short ratio of 3.21. This represents a 5.43% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 14, 2020. Shares short dropped in June from the previous month at 3.24 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -1.77% down in year-to-date price movement.