Qudian Inc. (NYSE:QD) price closed lower on Friday, Jan 22, sinking -4.07% below its previous close.

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A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $2.21, with intraday deals fluctuated between $2.0858 and $2.3500. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 0 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 9.81. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $3.59 and 52-week low of $1.17. The stock added 72.36% on its value in the past month.

Qudian Inc., which has a market valuation of $420.4 Million, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report in Mar 2021. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0, while the dividend yield is 0. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results. Analysts tracking QD have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by $0.4 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit -$0.11 for the year 2021 and up to $0.5 for 2022. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -1.07% for the year and -5.55% for the next year.

On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $97.73 Million, with the likely lows of $80.92 Million and highs of $114.53 Million. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely fall by -64.6% when compared to those recorded in the same quarter in the last financial year. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $633.92 Million for the company’s annual revenue in 2021. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to drop -49.8% below that which the company brought in 2020.

On the technical perspective front, indicators give QD a short term outlook of 100% Buy on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a Hold, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 50% Buy.

Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 5 analysts have assigned QD a recommendation rating as follows: 4 rate it as a Hold; none advise Buy while none analyst(s) assign an Outperform rating. None analyst(s) have tagged the Qudian Inc. (QD) stock as Underperform, with 1 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Hold, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

Turning out attention to how the Qudian Inc. stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: QD’s stock is -4.07% on the day and -36.72% in the past 12 months, while Capital One Financial Corp (COF) traded -2.95% in the last session and was positioned -0.65% down on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with Discover Financial Services (DFS) whose stock price was down -2.09% in the last trading session, and has flourished +7.48% over the past year. Also, Ally Financial (ALLY) showed downtrend of -4.07% while its price kept floating at -36.72% over the past year. As for Qudian Inc., the P/E ratio stands at 9.81 lower than that of Capital One Financial Corp’s at 51.51 and Discover Financial Services’s 25.77. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has fell -0.3% in last trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session on the day with -0.57%.


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An analysis of the Qudian Inc. (NYSE:QD) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 4.57 Million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 7.33 Million.

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Curent records show that the company has 253.73 Million in outstanding shares. According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders’ percentage holdings are 0% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 32.06%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of December 30, 2020, stood at 10.15 Million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 2.29. From this we can glean that short interest is 4% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in December fell slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 11.37 Million. But the +53.62% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.


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