Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPCE) traded at $17.98 at last check on Tuesday, Sep 15, making an upward move of 3.39% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $17.39 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0 with the day’s price range being $17.17 – 18.08. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, SPCE has a high of $42.49 and a low of $6.9. The company’s stock has gained about -7.35% over that past 30 days.
Virgin has a market cap of $4.29 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on August 03, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the SPCE stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.26, with the EPS growth for the year declined at -$1.11 for 2020 and -$0.66 for next year. These figures represent 0.02% and at -0.41% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the SPCE stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.
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 Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) 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 SPCE stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 3.88% off its SMA20 and -7.4% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 48.21 while the volatility over the past week is 8.59% and drops to 6.4% over the past one month. The beta value is 0, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.16. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $24.6, with the estimates having a low of $22 and a high of $28. These price ends are 22.36% and +55.73% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +33.48% if the SPCE share price touches on the median price of $24.
Let’s briefly compare Virgin (SPCE) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +3.39% and +66.89% over the past 12 months for SPCE betters that of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT), which has seen its stock price fall -0.35% in the latest trading session and is +2.31% over the last one year. Another of its peers Boeing Company (BA) has dropped -0.42% today, but is -56.46% down over the past year, while Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) is also up 3.39% yet its price remains in the green at 66.89% over the same period. Lockheed has a P/E ratio of 17.25 compared to Virgin’s 0 and Boeing’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.93% and 0.43%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPCE), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 17.4 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 14.71 Million. Current shares outstanding are 210.4 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 67.42% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 19.25%. The data shows that short shares as of August 30, 2020, stood at 35.71 Million at a short ratio of 2.84. This represents a 16.97% Short interest in Shares outstanding on August 30, 2020. Shares short dropped in August from the previous month at 37.15 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +50.56% up in year-to-date price movement.