MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGI) traded at $3.23 at last check on Wednesday, Jul 15, making an upward move of 3.19% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $3.13 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 2.6 with the day’s price range being $3.1000 – 3.2900. In terms of its 52-week price range, MGI has a high of $6.7 and a low of $1.15. The company’s stock has gained about 2.87% over that past 30 days.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $249.85 Million, with a low of $245Million and a high of $255.7 Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -22.8% 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 $1.12 Billion, or -13.1% down from figures reported last year.

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

Based on estimates by 7 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 4 have rated the MoneyGram International, Inc. (MGI) 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 3 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 MoneyGram (MGI) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +3.19% and +58.33% over the past 12 months for MGI betters that of American Express Company (AXP), which has seen its stock price rise 2.66% in the latest trading session and is -23.97% over the last one year. Another of its peers Moody’s Corp (MCO) has climbed 0.78% today, and is +43.19% up over the past year, while XP Inc Cl A (XP) is also up 3.19% yet its price remains in the green at 58.33% over the same period. American has a P/E ratio of 14.75 compared to MoneyGram’s 0 and Moody’s 36.4. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.85% and 0.91%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGI), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 3.16 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.15 Million. Current shares outstanding are 63.43 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 12.47% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 31.07%. The data shows that short shares as of June 29, 2020, stood at 3.86 Million at a short ratio of 0.72. This represents a 6.08% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 29, 2020. Shares short rose in June from the previous month at 3.65 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +53.81% up in year-to-date price movement.