iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ) price closed lower on Monday, September 13, dropping -3.44% below its previous close.
A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $9.59, with intraday deals fluctuated between $9.08 and $9.568. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 0.83. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $28.97 and 52-week low of $8.16. The stock subtracted -2.22% on its value in the past month.
iQIYI Inc., which has a market valuation of $7.40 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 18, 2021. Analysts tracking IQ have forecast the quarterly EPS to shrink by -0.32 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit -$1.18 for the year 2021 and up to -$0.72 for 2022. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of 19.20% for the year and 39.00% for the next year.
On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $1.22 billion, with the likely lows of $1.18 billion and highs of $1.25 billion. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely rise by 10.20% 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 $4.92 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2021. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 7.80% 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 IQ a short term outlook of 50% 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.
The overview shows that IQ’s price is at present 0.24% off the SMA20 and -15.13% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 42.28, with weekly volatility standing at 6.23%. The indicator jumps to 5.89% when calculated based on the past 30 days. iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ)’s beta value is holding at 0.76, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.58.
An analysis of the iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 8.89 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 6.16 million.
Current records show that the company has 795.65M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 0.30% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 72.50%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of May 27, 2021, stood at 41.71 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 2.95. From this we can glean that short interest is 5.28% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in May rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 35.79 million. But the -47.03% downside, 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.