Why Is GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) Moving So Hard, So Fast?

GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) shares saw a recent bid of $8.57 and 1.38M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 2.02% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 1.90% or $-0.16 versus $8.41 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $1.23B, putting the price -51.53% below the 52-week high and 19.94% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 3.27M shares while the relative volume is 0.42.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $8.00 while $11.50 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $3.5 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $5.00, which would be decrease of about -42% of its current value. The mean target of $8.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $7.14 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price GPRO can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -20.06% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, GoPro, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 33.33 times earnings. For now, GoPro, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 3.50 with 0 out of 17 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that GoPro, Inc. has a 48.41% 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. GoPro, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price down -1.61% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is down -12.73%, compared with a gain of nearly 5.28% for 3 months and about 3.75% for the past 30 days.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $-0.44, smashing the consensus of $-0.45 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $218.61M, compared to the consensus of 207.81M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.25. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $-0.19 and as low as $-0.30 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-0.73 and $0.15. The mean EPS estimate is $-0.11. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $269.66M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $277M and as low as $257.74M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $1.12B and $1.46B. The mean revenue estimate is $1.34B.

Over the last 5 years, GoPro, Inc. has a 38.30% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 92.40% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 245.50% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Citigroup raised its rating on GoPro, Inc. to Neutral on 16/03/2017 in a reversal from its prior Sell rating. Stifel analysts stated on 16/03/2017 that they maintained their Hold rating. Goldman had a markedly different take on 06/03/2017, proposing that GoPro, Inc. is now considered Sell versus prior Neutral rating. Citigroup analysts stated on 03/03/2017 that they launched coverage on this stock with Sell rating.

Why Is GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) Moving So Hard, So Fast? was last modified: June 6th, 2017 by Edward Walker
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