Gaotu Techedu Inc. (NYSE:GOTU) price is hovering lower on Monday, September 13, dropping -2.74% below its previous close.
A look at today’s price movement shows that the recent level at last check reads $2.63, with intraday deals fluctuating between $2.55 and $2.75. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking -1.29. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $149.05 and 52-week low of $2.25. The stock subtracted -14.33% on its value in the past month.
Gaotu Techedu Inc., which has a market valuation of $725.64 million, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 18, 2021 – Nov 22, 2021. Analysts tracking GOTU have forecast the quarterly EPS to shrink by -0.22 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit -$0.84 for the year 2021 and up to -$0.07 for 2022. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -12.00% for the year and 91.70% for the next year.
On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $385.88 million, with the likely lows of $333.6 million and highs of $458.3 million. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely rise by 62.20% 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 $1.55 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2021. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 40.30% above that which the company brought in 2021.
Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give GOTU a short term outlook of 100% Sell on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 100% Sell, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 100% Sell.
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 GOTU a recommendation rating as follows: 0 rate it as a Hold; 1 advise Buy while 0 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the Gaotu Techedu Inc. (GOTU) stock as Underweight, with 4 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Underweight, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
The overview shows that GOTU’s price is at present -7.40% off the SMA20 and -53.06% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 34.61, with weekly volatility standing at 10.35%. The indicator jumps to 13.18% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Gaotu Techedu Inc. (NYSE:GOTU)’s beta value is holding at 0, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.35. Considering analysts have assigned the stock a price target range of $16.80-$76.69 as the low and high respectively, we find the trailing 12-month average consensus price target to be $33.40. Based on this estimate, we see that today’s price at last check is roughly -556.25% off the estimated low and -2895.7% off the forecast high. Investors will no doubt be excited to see the share price fall to $20.06, which is the median consensus price, and at that level GOTU would be -683.59% from recent price.
An analysis of the Gaotu Techedu Inc. (NYSE:GOTU) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 12.54 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 10.7 million.
Current records show that the company has 255.49M in outstanding shares. The percentage share held by institutions stands at 62.20%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Aug 12, 2021, stood at 44.61 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 2.76. From this we can glean that short interest is 17.45% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in August rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 30.66 million. But the -94.91% downside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of today’s value, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.