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iHeartMedia Inc.’s (NASDAQ: IHRT) Stock Falls -0.64 Percent, But Further Downside Could Be On The Way

iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ:IHRT)’s traded shares stood at 1.31 million during the last session, with the company’s beta value hitting 1.69. At the close of trading, the stock’s price was $4.69, to imply a decrease of -0.64% or -$0.03 in intraday trading. The IHRT share’s 52-week high remains $20.48, putting it -336.67% down since that peak but still an impressive 6.61% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $4.38. The company has a valuation of $721.23M, with an average of 1.48 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 724.30K shares over the past 3 months.

Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of a Hold for iHeartMedia Inc. (IHRT), translating to a mean rating of 2.90. Of 8 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 2 analyst(s) give IHRT a Sell rating. 0 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 4 advise Hold as 2 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 $0.44.

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iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ:IHRT) trade information

After registering a -0.64% downside in the last session, iHeartMedia Inc. (IHRT) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 5.74 this Wednesday, 03/15/23, dropping -0.64% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -16.84%, and -36.10% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is -23.49%. Short interest in iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ:IHRT) saw shorts transact 5.92 million shares and set a 16.99 days time to cover.

Analysts on Wall Street suggest a consensus price target of $9.00, implying an increase of 47.89% to the stock’s current value. The extremes give us $5.00 and $16.00 for target low and target high price respectively. As such, IHRT has been trading -241.15% off suggested target high and -6.61% from its likely low.

iHeartMedia Inc. (IHRT) estimates and forecasts

Looking at statistics comparing iHeartMedia Inc. share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has outperformed competitors. iHeartMedia Inc. (IHRT) shares are -53.88% down over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate higher than industry average at 88.83% against -13.00%. Revenue is forecast to shrink -42.10% this quarter before falling -30.30% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will grow 9.50% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 6 analysts is $1.11 billion. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Mar 2023, a total of 5 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $826.49 million.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $1.06 billion and $843.46 million respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to rise 4.20% before dropping -2.00% in the following quarter.

An assessment of the company’s 5-year growth patterns shows that annual earnings grew an estimated 25.40% for the past 5-year period. While 2023 is set for a -64.80% return in earnings, projections for the next 5 years are at 7.00% annually.

IHRT Dividends

iHeartMedia Inc. has its next earnings report out between May 03 and May 08. 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. iHeartMedia 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%.

iHeartMedia Inc. (NASDAQ:IHRT)’s Major holders

iHeartMedia Inc. insiders hold 2.80% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 101.81% of the shares at 104.75% float percentage. In total, 101.81% institutions holds shares in the company, led by Allianz Asset Management GmbH. As of Sep 29, 2022, the company held over 22.66 million shares (or 39.83% of shares), all amounting to roughly $166.08 million.

The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Global Media & Entertainment Investments Ltd with 18.14 million shares, or about 31.89% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Sep 29, 2022, these shares were worth $132.97 million.

We also have PIMCO Income Fd and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the iHeartMedia Inc. (IHRT) shares. Going by data provided on Sep 29, 2022, PIMCO Income Fd holds roughly 9.03 million shares. This is just over 15.87% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $66.18 million. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 3.28 million, or 5.77% of the shares, all valued at about 24.05 million.

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