In the last trading session, 1.28 million Stagwell Inc. (NASDAQ:STGW) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.09. With the company’s per share price at $4.68 changed hands at -$0.76 or -13.88% during last session, the market valuation stood at $1.27B. STGW’s last price was a discount, traded about -97.22% off its 52-week high of $9.23. The share price had its 52-week low at $4.67, which suggests the last value was 0.21% up since then. When we look at Stagwell Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 1.16 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 866.91K.
Analysts gave the Stagwell Inc. (STGW) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 2.10. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 8 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 0 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 3 recommended STGW as a Hold, 5 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. Stagwell Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.22.
Stagwell Inc. (NASDAQ:STGW) trade information
Instantly STGW was in red as seen at the end of in last trading. With action -13.56%, the performance over the past five days has been red. The drop to weekly highs of 5.58 on Monday, 09/18/23 subtracted -13.88% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -24.56%, with the 5-day performance at -13.56% in the red. However, in the 30-day time frame, Stagwell Inc. (NASDAQ:STGW) is -7.59% down. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 4.16 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 5.75 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $9.13, meaning bulls need an upside of 48.74% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, STGW’s forecast low is $7.00 with $12.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -156.41% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -49.57% for it to hit the projected low.
Stagwell Inc. (STGW) estimates and forecasts
Data shows that the Stagwell Inc. share is performing relatively much better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot -27.92% over the past 6 months, a -8.89% in annual growth rate that is considerably higher than the industry average of -13.20%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Stagwell Inc. will rise 175.00%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 27.30% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -0.90% down from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 7 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $675.33 million. 7 analysts are of the opinion that Stagwell Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2023 will be $729.57 million. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $663.79 million and $708.18 million respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 1.70%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 3.00%.
Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of -41.00%. The 2023 estimates are for Stagwell Inc. earnings to increase by 525.50%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 6.00% per year.
Stagwell Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between November 01 and November 06.
Stagwell Inc. (NASDAQ:STGW)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 4.20% of Stagwell Inc. shares while 89.45% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 93.37%. There are 89.45% institutions holding the Stagwell Inc. stock share, with Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management, LLC the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 15.91% of the shares, roughly 18.52 million STGW shares worth $133.54 million.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 14.48% or 16.86 million shares worth $121.55 million as of Jun 29, 2023.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Apr 29, 2023 were American Beacon Small Cap Value Fd and Hotchkis and Wiley Small Cap Value Fund. With 5.73 million shares estimated at $35.67 million under it, the former controlled 4.92% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Hotchkis and Wiley Small Cap Value Fund held about 4.16% of the shares, roughly 4.84 million shares worth around $34.89 million.