Time To Rake In Healthy Returns From The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL)

The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL) shares saw a recent bid of $14.12 and 1.08M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a -0.14% decline over the past week. The stock price increased 1.58% or $-0.22 versus $13.90 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $581.60M, putting the price -42.41% below the 52-week high and 13.32% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 1.70M shares while the relative volume is 0.63.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $15.58 while $22.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $6.42 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $13.00, which would be decrease of about -8% of its current value. The mean target of $15.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $12.46 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price FINL can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -22.08% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, The Finish Line, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts to 16.37 times earnings, below the average P/E ratio of 41.44 times earnings. For now, The Finish Line, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.70 with 3 out of 19 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that The Finish Line, Inc. has a 15.16% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. The Finish Line, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price down -24.93% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is down -37.99%, compared with a fall of nearly -13.59% for 3 months and about -9.60% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company failed Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.50, smashing the consensus of $0.71 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $557.45M, compared to the consensus of 550.46M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.49. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.57 and as low as $0.34 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $1.19 and $1.30. The mean EPS estimate is $1.24. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $481.35M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $496.67M and as low as $460.09M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $1.84B and $1.92B. The mean revenue estimate is $1.88B.

Over the last 5 years, The Finish Line, Inc. has averaged a -11.80% YoY EPS growth rate and a 6.10% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 31.20% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 10.76% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised its rating on The Finish Line, Inc. to Buy on 22/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Neutral rating. Wedbush analysts stated on 27/03/2017 that they maintained their Neutral rating. FBR & Co. analysts stated on 27/03/2017 that they maintained their Outperform rating. Wedbush analysts stated on 17/03/2017 that they maintained their Neutral rating.

Time To Rake In Healthy Returns From The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL) was last modified: June 6th, 2017 by Tiller Blare
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