Why Buy stock in Meredith Corporation (MDP)? – Marketing Sentinel

Why Buy stock in Meredith Corporation (MDP)?

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) has a beta value of 2.36 and has seen 1,548,736 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $1.61 Billion, closed the last trade at $35.21 per share which meant it gained $4.11 on the day or 13.22% during that session. The MDP stock price is -6.5% off its 52-week high price of $37.5 and 71.57% above the 52-week low of $10.01. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 474.43 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 507.35 Million shares.

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The consensus among analysts is that Meredith Corporation (MDP) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.7. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 3 out of 6 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.23.

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) trade information

Sporting 13.22% in the green in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, May 03 when the MDP stock price touched $35.65- or saw a rise of 1.23%. Year-to-date, Meredith Corporation shares have moved 83.39%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 12.13%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) have changed 17.02%. Short interest in the company has seen 3.23 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 0.01.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $33.42, which means that the shares’ value could jump -5.08% from current levels. The projected low price target is $22.5 while the price target rests at a high of $41. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +16.44% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -36.1% from current levels.

Meredith Corporation (MDP) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Meredith Corporation shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +202.75% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 243.51%, compared to 12.5% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however Increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 264.3% and -63.5% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +3.6%.

5 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $682.84 Million for the current quarter. 3 have an estimated revenue figure of $685.11 Million for the next quarter concluding in September 01, 2021. Year-ago sales stood $611.2 Million for this quarter, and analysts expect sales will grow by 11.7% for the current quarter.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -39.4% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -979.4% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 25.7%.


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Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP)’s Major holders

Insiders own 2.66% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 96.16% with a share float percentage of 98.79%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Meredith Corporation having a total of 270 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 6.41 Million shares worth more than $123.08 Million. As of December 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. held 15.8% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Ariel Investments, LLC, with the holding of over 4.45 Million shares as of December 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $85.5 Million and represent 10.98% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Ariel Fund and iShares Core S&P Smallcap ETF. As of December 30, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 8.74% shares in the company for having 3546998 shares of worth $68.1 Million while later fund manager owns 2.71 Million shares of worth $80.61 Million as of March 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 6.67% of company’s outstanding stock.

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