iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ) does about 8.68M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 9617100 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 14.39B USD. Its current market price is $21.43, marking an increase of 9.28% compared to the previous close of $19.61. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $27.50 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $14.51. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $21.74 and a low of $19.52.

iQIYI Inc. (IQ) has a 20-day trading average at $20.77 and the current price is -22.07% off the 52-week high compared with 47.69% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $21.86 and its 200-day simple moving average is $20.58. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 4.62%, which decreases to 3.92% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 55.97 to suggest the stock is neutral.

24 analysts observing the iQIYI Inc. (IQ) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $97.30 and $216.84. The consensus objective for the share price is $22.85, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 6.21% over the period. The median price target is 85.23% away from the current levels at $145.09.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 24 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 2 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 8 analysts have rated it as a buy and 13 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on August 14, 2020 when New Street downgraded the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of. CLSA also downgraded the stock to “Underperform” from Outperform on August 14, 2020 at a price target of.

The current price level is 3.27%, -2.28%, and 4.19% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the IQ price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 28. iQIYI Inc. (IQ) stock is up 12.67% over the week and 3.73% over the past month. Its price is 1.52% year-to-date and 19.65% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.28 above consensus estimates by $0.21. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 11/03/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -$0.5 and -$1.75 for whole year. IQ’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 12.50% this year and 44.60% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $1.09 billion, which analysts say will come at $4.38 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $5 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $1.04 billion.

Its 12-month price target is $145.09. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 6.21 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $97.30, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $216.84.

Outstanding shares total 735.93M with insiders holding 2.48% of the shares and institutional holders owning 58.73% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of -35.60% and return on equity of -120.20%. Price to book ratio is 17.86 and price to sales ratio is 3.31.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Vanguard Total International Stoc has reduced its position in iQIYI Inc. (IQ) to 3,819,022 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -0.11%. Vanguard Total International Stoc dumped 4056.0 shares of iQIYI Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $80.58 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Vanguard Total International Stoc isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Government Pension Fund – Global, which added 1.88 million shares to end up with 3,582,517 shares worth $75.59 million. Schroder ISF – Emerging Asia cut their holdings by 0.00% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 1.01% position in iQIYI Inc. thanks to 3.26 million shares amounting to $68.74 million.