Hudson Ltd. (HUD) makes 0.22% gain – What does that mean for its investors?

Hudson Ltd. (NYSE: HUD) is -70.60% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $2.26 and a high of $16.95 in the current 52-week trading range. The HUD stock was last observed hovering at around $4.31 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.2% off its average median price target of $8.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 49.89% off the consensus price target high of $9.00 offered by 3 analysts, but current levels are 9.8% higher than the price target low of $5.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $4.51, the stock is -6.94% and -31.60% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.77 million and changing 4.64% at the moment leaves the stock -59.79% off its SMA200. HUD registered -71.27% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -64.32%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $4.7137 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $10.7574.

The stock witnessed a -5.85% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -64.98%, and is 0.22% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 11.50% over the week and 12.35% over the month.

Hudson Ltd. (HUD) has around 8568 employees, a market worth around $459.52M and $1.95B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 32.21 and Fwd P/E is 11.28. Profit margin for the company is 0.70%. Distance from 52-week low is 99.56% and -73.39% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.40%).

Hudson Ltd. (HUD) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Hudson Ltd. (HUD) is a “Overweight”. 3 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.70, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 1 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Hudson Ltd. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.19 with sales reaching $384.16M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -54.60% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -5.90% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -13.70% in year-over-year returns.

Hudson Ltd. (HUD) Top Institutional Holders

Many institutions hold shares in Hudson Ltd. (HUD), with 12.31M shares held by insiders accounting for 13.32% while institutional investors hold 93.00% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 101.89M, and float is at 39.27M with Short Float at 3.07%.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is ClearBridge Investments, LLC with over 4.08 million shares valued at $62.63 million. The investor’s holdings represent 10.37% of the HUD Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2019, the second largest holder is Brown Advisory Inc. with 3.55 million shares valued at $54.51 million to account for 9.02% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are JP Morgan Chase & Company which holds 3.5 million shares representing 8.90% and valued at over $53.76 million, while BAMCO Inc. holds 7.62% of the shares totaling 3.0 million with a market value of $46.02 million.