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Analysts Say VNET Group Inc. Can Reach $71.58 In 12 Months

VNET Group Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET)’s traded shares stood at 2.62 million during the last session, with the company’s beta value hitting -0.14. At the close of trading, the stock’s price was $3.15, to imply an increase of 5.70% or $0.17 in intraday trading. The VNET share’s 52-week high remains $7.94, putting it -152.06% down since that peak but still an impressive 7.94% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $2.90. The company has a valuation of $510.46M, with an average of 2.21 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 1.80 million shares over the past 3 months.

Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of an Overweight for VNET Group Inc. (VNET), translating to a mean rating of 2.10. Of 9 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 0 analyst(s) give VNET a Sell rating. 1 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 3 advise Hold as 5 recommend it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) have given it an Underweight rating. Estimates put the company’s current-quarter earnings per share at -$0.32.

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VNET Group Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) trade information

After registering a 5.70% upside in the last session, VNET Group Inc. (VNET) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 3.80 this Wednesday, 03/15/23, jumping 5.70% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -18.18%, and -48.45% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is -44.44%. Short interest in VNET Group Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) saw shorts transact 6.63 million shares and set a 5.25 days time to cover.

Analysts on Wall Street suggest a consensus price target of $49.07, implying an increase of 93.58% to the stock’s current value. The extremes give us $33.16 and $71.58 for target low and target high price respectively. As such, VNET has been trading -2172.38% off suggested target high and -952.7% from its likely low.

VNET Group Inc. (VNET) estimates and forecasts

Looking at statistics comparing VNET Group Inc. share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has underperformed competitors. VNET Group Inc. (VNET) shares are -44.35% down over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate lower than industry average at -172.22% against 18.10%. Revenue is forecast to shrink -966.70% this quarter before falling -233.30% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will grow 23.80% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 1 analysts is $288.68 million. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Mar 2023, a total of 1 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $294.19 million.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $242.52 million and $228.64 million respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to rise 19.00% before jumping 28.70% in the following quarter.

VNET Dividends

VNET Group Inc. has its next earnings report out between March 28 and April 03. However, it is important to take into account that this dividend yield ratio is just an indicator to only serve the purpose of guidance. Investors interested to invest in the stock should ponder company’s other fundamental and operations related aspects too. VNET Group Inc. has a forward dividend ratio of 0, with the share yield ticking at 0.00% to continue the rising pattern observed over the past year. The company’s average dividend yield trailing the past 5-year period is 0.00%.

VNET Group Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET)’s Major holders

VNET Group Inc. insiders hold 13.33% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 75.00% of the shares at 86.54% float percentage. In total, 75.00% institutions holds shares in the company, led by FIL LTD. As of Sep 29, 2022, the company held over 13.5 million shares (or 9.45% of shares), all amounting to roughly $74.27 million.

The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Blackstone Inc with 10.4 million shares, or about 7.28% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Sep 29, 2022, these shares were worth $57.21 million.

We also have KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF and Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the VNET Group Inc. (VNET) shares. Going by data provided on Sep 29, 2022, KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF holds roughly 3.85 million shares. This is just over 2.70% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $21.18 million. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 1.76 million, or 1.23% of the shares, all valued at about 9.96 million.

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