The trading price of Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) closed higher on Friday, October 08, closing at $138.20, 9.29% higher than its previous close.
Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $127.05 and $138.95. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 54.13, while its 5Y monthly beta was 2.34. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $131.22 and a 52-week low of $28.20. Over the past month, the stock has gained 51.32% in value.
Avis Budget Group Inc., whose market valuation is $8.41 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Oct 27, 2021 – Nov 01, 2021. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $6 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $13.3 for 2021 and $7.8 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 314.20% this year and -41.40% next year.
Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $2.66 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $2.41 billion and highs of $2.99 billion. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2021 is $8.39 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 55.30% over what it did in 2021.
A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Avis Budget Group Inc. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest CAR has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.
Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned CAR a recommendation rating is 8. Out of them, 4 rate it a Hold, while 4 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) as Underweight, while 0 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
A quick review shows that CAR’s price is currently 27.88% off the SMA20 and 43.16% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 78.98, and weekly volatility stands at 5.79%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 5.94%. Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR)’s beta value is currently sitting at 2.12, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 6.33. With analysts defining $77.00-$125.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $99.14 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 44.28% off the estimated low and 9.55% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if CAR’s share price rises to $100.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, CAR’s share price would be 27.64% above current price.
To see how Avis Budget Group Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: CAR stock’s performance was 9.29% in the latest trading, and 343.38% in the past year, while AMERCO (UHAL) has traded 0.56% on the day and positioned 94.08% higher than it was a year ago. Furthermore, Ford Motor Company (F) showed an increase of 1.54% on the day while its price kept inclining at 105.71% over the past year. Avis Budget Group Inc. has a P/E ratio of 54.13. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.19%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.03% on the day.
An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) indicates that the 3-month average is 1.83 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 1.84 million.
Currently, records show that 69.90 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 1.30% of outstanding shares. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Jul 29, 2021, stood at 8.1 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 6.04 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 12.18% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in July were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 8.48 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 270.51% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.