Qudian Inc. (NYSE:QD) does about 5.36M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 3191495 shares change hands in Tuesday trading. The company now has a market cap of 388.18M USD. Its current market price is $1.53, marking a decrease of -3.77% compared to the previous close of $1.59. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $8.40 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $1.21. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $1.57 and a low of $1.495.

Qudian Inc. (QD) has a 20-day trading average at $1.6765 and the current price is -81.79% off the 52-week high compared with 26.45% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $1.8128 and its 200-day simple moving average is $2.5431. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 5.64%, which increases to 6.93% 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 37.98 to suggest the stock is neutral.

7 analysts observing the Qudian Inc. (QD) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $7.00 and $13.28. The consensus objective for the share price is $1.54, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 0.65% over the period. The median price target is 86.66% away from the current levels at $11.47.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 7 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 2 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 0 analysts have rated it as a buy and 5 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Underweight and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Hold the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on June 04, 2020 when Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Sell” and issued a price target of . Nomura also downgraded the stock to “Reduce” from Neutral on January 22, 2020 at a price target of .

The current price level is -9.20%, -15.83%, and -40.55% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the QD price moving above the 50-day SMA on September 01. Qudian Inc. (QD) stock is down -7.27% over the week and -8.38% over the past month. Its price is -67.52% year-to-date and -80.56% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 3/30/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.51 below consensus estimates by -$0.25. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 08/21/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -$0.08 and -$0.15 for whole year. QD’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -109.40% this year and 553.30% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $98.54 million, which analysts say will come at $555 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $430.23 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $106.41 million.

Its 12-month price target is $11.47. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 0.65 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 $7.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $13.28.

Outstanding shares total 253.88M with insiders holding 20.41% of the shares and institutional holders owning 51.91% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 21.00% and return on equity of 15.80%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 1.82 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 2.26. Price to book ratio is 0.26 and price to sales ratio is 0.34.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock I has added its position in Qudian Inc. (QD) to 2,449,724 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 3.72%. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock I added 87831.0 shares of Qudian Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $3.97 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock I isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total International Stoc, which sold off 0.0 shares to end up with 2,165,793 shares worth $3.51 million. KraneShares CSI China Internet ET cut their holdings by -0.36% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 1.08% position in Qudian Inc. thanks to 2.05 million shares amounting to $3.32 million.