Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) does about 3.30M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 4853352 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 12.08B USD and an enterprise value of about $14.24B. Its current market price is $47.99, marking an increase of 2.98% compared to the previous close of $46.60. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $64.17 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $39.02. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $48.20 and a low of $46.64.
Seagate Technology plc (STX) has a 20-day trading average at $45.52 and the current price is -25.21% off the 52-week high compared with 22.99% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $46.83 and its 200-day simple moving average is $51.83. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.41%, which decreases to 2.01% 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 63.72 to suggest the stock is neutral.
28 analysts observing the Seagate Technology plc (STX) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $33.00 and $65.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $50.20, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 4.4% over the period. The median price target is 4.02% away from the current levels at $50.00.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 28 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 3 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 1 advise that it is a overweight. 7 analysts have rated it as a buy and 16 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 04, 2020 when UBS upgraded the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of between $41 and $46.
The current price level is 5.80%, 2.31%, and -7.51% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the STX price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 31. Seagate Technology plc (STX) stock is up 5.22% over the week and 6.13% over the past month. Its price is -19.34% year-to-date and -4.42% 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 $1.2 below consensus estimates by -$0.09. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 10/30/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.87 and $4.56 for whole year. STX’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -7.90% this year and 15.10% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $2.46 billion, which analysts say will come at $10.04 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $10.31 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $2.33 billion.
Its 12-month price target is $50.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 4.4 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 $33.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $65.00.
Outstanding shares total 259.00M with insiders holding 0.68% of the shares and institutional holders owning 91.72% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 21.30% and return on equity of 55.90%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 12.66 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 9.13. The beta has a value of 1.03. Price to book ratio is 6.96 and price to sales ratio is 1.15.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Fidelity Low Priced Stock Fund has reduced its position in Seagate Technology plc (STX) to 12,641,409 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -25.38%. Fidelity Low Priced Stock Fund dumped -4.3 million shares of Seagate Technology plc common stock bringing its total worth to about $571.64 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Fidelity Low Priced Stock Fund isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which sold off 39804.0 shares to end up with 6,180,514 shares worth $279.48 million. ClearBridge Aggressive Growth Fun cut their holdings by -3.24% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.33% position in Seagate Technology plc thanks to 5.97 million shares amounting to $269.83 million.