GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE:GSX) currently has a daily average trading volume of 6.27M but it saw 4508438 shares traded on Thursday. With a market cap of 23.60B USD, the company’s enterprise value now stands nearly at $21.12B. Stock’s current market price of $88.18 came rising about 0.78 while comparing to the previous closing price of $87.50. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $141.78 and as low as $11.72. In the recent trading on the day, stock has struck highest price mark of $88.75 while lowest mark touched by it was $85.575.
Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of GSX Techedu Inc. (GSX) gives us an average price of $95.21, while its current price level is -37.81% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 652.39% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $77.99 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $43.20. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 6.85% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 10.35%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 49.30 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.
GSX Techedu Inc. (GSX)’s stock is currently under the radar of 9 analysts who are in consensus at a 12-month price target range of between $276.32 and $800.40 for company’s shares. The average price target assigned by the average number of analysts to a stock is a way to gauge worth of any stock in next 52 weeks. And in assigning price target to a stock, some analysts adopt a bearish approach by advocating lower-than-average price target which in this case is $276.32 while some adopt bullish approach by assigning higher-than-average price target which reads the price to top $800.40. Average price target assigned by them is $557.43 which highlights an upside potential of 84.18% for the stock over that period. And to attain the median price target of $586.28 assigned by those analysts, stock has to add about 84.96% of value to its current levels.
Data by FactSet Research shows that 9 analysts have issued their ratings for the stock. 2 of them are in opinions that stock is a Sell, while 0 are advising it as an Overweight. 1 analysts suggested the investors to Buy the stock while 6 advised them to Hold. Recommendations by all of those brokerages imply a consensus rating of Hold for the stock and that issued by Wall Street to investors is Hold.
The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the Citigroup which downgraded the stock as “Sell” in its note to investors issued on August 10, 2020, recommending a price target of $115 for it. Deutsche Bank downgraded its recommendation for the stock as a “Hold” from “Buy” on July 27, 2020 while assigning a price target of. Barclays also issued its recommendations for the stock as it downgraded the price target for the stock is $76.
Over the week, GSX’s stock price is moving -11.82% down while it is 5.25% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is 303.39% up and over the past year, the stock is showing an upside performance of 451.13%.
The latest quarterly earnings report issued by the company was for quarter ended 3/30/2020, when its quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $0.76 beat the consensus estimate of $0.57 for the same. The company is expected to be releasing its next quarterly report in 09/02/2020, for which analysts forecasted an EPS of $0.06 while estimate for next year EPS is $0.43. For GSX, analysts are forecasting an EPS-growth rate of 152.90% for current year and estimate for EPS growth in next year is 97.70%. In next quarter, company is expected to be making quarterly sales of $264.9 million as analysts are expecting the sales for current fiscal year at $1.02 billion and seeing the company making $1.76 billion in sales next year. Moreover, analysts are in estimates of $229.8 million for current-quarter revenue.
Currently, GSX Techedu Inc.’s total number of outstanding shares is 238.67M with 0.00% of that held by the insiders while 39.52% of its common stock has been owned by the institutions. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at 12.80%. It has a price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 466.56 while having a 15.05 of forward P/E ratio. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 84.79 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 52.14.
A filing at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Morgan Stanley Invt Fds – Asia came shrinking its share ownership by -27.20% in the GSX Techedu Inc. (GSX) decreasing its stake to 1.09% with control over -0.53 million shares in the company. As per SEC documents, Morgan Stanley Invt Fds – Asia sought 1,408,077 of company’s common stock of worth $125.49 million as per recent closing price of the stock. Morgan Stanley Invt Fds – Asia is not the only institutional holder which restructured its stake in GSX Techedu Inc., as Virtus KAR Mid Cap Growth Fund picked 1,235,182 shares of worth $110.08 million to bring its holdings to a total of 0.33 million shares.