Qudian Inc. (NYSE:QD) traded at $1.69 at last check on Monday, Jun 29, making a downturn move of -2.87% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $1.74 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.22 with the day’s price range being $1.6600 – 1.7600. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 1.6. In terms of its 52-week price range, QD has a high of $9.205 and a low of $1.21. The company’s stock has gained about 12.67% over that past 30 days.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $728.85 Million, with a low of $728.85 Million and a high of $728.85 Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -67.2% 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 $3.63 Billion, or -58.9% down from figures reported last year.

On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the QD stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.

Based on estimates by 8 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 6 have rated the Qudian Inc. (QD) stock as a Hold, while none rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 2 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Underweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Let’s briefly compare Qudian (QD) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -2.87% and -77.47% over the past 12 months for QD competes that of Capital One Financial Corp (COF), which has seen its stock price rise 1.99% in the latest trading session and is -31.25% over the last one year. Another of its peers Discover Financial Services (DFS) has climbed 1.34% today, but is -36.44% down over the past year, while Credit Acceptance (CACC) is also down -2.87% yet its price remains in the red at -77.47% over the same period. Capital has a P/E ratio of 12.35 compared to Qudian’s 2.06 and Discover’s 7.37. 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 Qudian Inc. (NYSE:QD), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.91 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 5.4 Million. Current shares outstanding are 279.2 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 20.41% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 51.91%. The data shows that short shares as of June 14, 2020, stood at 13.93 Million at a short ratio of 2.44. This represents a 4.95% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 14, 2020. Shares short dropped in June from the previous month at 14.04 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -64.12% down in year-to-date price movement.