Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:ERIC) price on Thursday, August 26, rose 1.18% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $11.96.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the level at last check in today’s session was $11.82, moving within a range at $11.73 and $11.89. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.14 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 17.51. Turning to its 52-week performance, $15.31 and $10.30 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, ERIC moved 3.23% over the past month.
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s market cap currently stands at around $39.57 billion. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.20, with its dividend yield at 1.69%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.19, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $0.7 and about $0.83 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 11.10% for 2021 and 18.60% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $6.8 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $6.58 billion and $6.9 billion respectively. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $27.35 billion, representing a 8.20% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was 1 upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that ERIC is a 50% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Sell as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 50% Sell category.
29 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 6 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 18 recommend ERIC as a Buy and 3 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 1 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 1 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Overweight which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
The technical evaluation for the stock shows the PEG ratio is 1.25, with ERIC’s current price about 3.67% and -1.19% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 58.07, while 7-day volatility ratio is 1.16% and 1.06% in the 30-day chart. Further, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (ERIC) has a beta value of 0.40, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.17. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $14.93, forecast between a low of $10.95 and high of $20.14. Looking at the price targets, the low is 8.44% off recent price level in today’s trading while to achieve the yearly target high, it has to move -68.39%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -24.0% jump to $14.83 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (ERIC) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows ERIC’s intraday price has changed 1.18% today and 1.11% over the past year. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited (BB) has moved 0.72% so far today and only 124.69% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) price has dipped -0.74% on the day. However, the stock is 54.90% off its price today a year ago. Moreover, Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) is also up 0.44% in today’s trading while keeping a an uptrend of 55.92% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.33% and -0.13% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.
If we refocus on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:ERIC), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 3.52 million over the past 10 days and 5.72 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 3.33 billion shares.
The 0.90% of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 9.90% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 4.46 million on May 27, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 0.85. The data shows that as of May 27, 2021 short interest in Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (ERIC) stood at 0.13% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 4.36 million registered in Apr 29, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock -1.09% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the ERIC stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.