XP Inc. (NASDAQ:XP) shares, rose in value on Thursday, August 04, with the stock price up by 0.74% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $23.22.
Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $23.05, falling within a range of $22.04 and $23.21. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 1.67 whereas the PE ratio is 18.50 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $53.08, and the low was $16.97. On the whole, XP has fluctuated by 23.53% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of XP Inc. currently standing at about $12.26 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Aug 09, 2022. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.32, which is expected to increase to $0.4 for fiscal year $1.2 and then to about $1.49 by fiscal year 2023. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -19.50% in 2023, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 24.20%.
Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $670.27 million, with a low estimate of $631.77 million and a high estimate of $726.38 million. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $2.79 billion, representing an increase of 8.30% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that XP’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Sell.
11 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 3 analyst(s), 8 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the XP stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 1.01, with the price of XP currently trading nearly 21.32% and 16.54% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 72.03, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 5.49% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 4.62%. Furthermore, XP Inc. (XP)’s average true range (ATR) is 0.98.
Data on historical trading for XP Inc. (NASDAQ:XP) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 2.95 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 4.33 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 558.87 million shares outstanding.
Nearly 70.58% of XP Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 69.20% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 8.56 million shares as on Jul 14, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 2.23. According to the data, the short interest in XP Inc. (XP) stood at 1.53% of shares outstanding as of Jul 14, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Jun 14, 2022 reached 9.08 million. The stock has fallen by -19.80% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the XP stock heading into the next quarter.