ADT Inc. (ADT) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is 12.48% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $3.40 and a high of $17.21 in the current 52-week trading range. The ADT stock was last observed hovering at around $8.40 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.43% off its average median price target of $11.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 41.13% off the consensus price target high of $15.00 offered by 8 analysts, but current levels are 1.89% higher than the price target low of $9.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $8.83, the stock is 7.16% and 12.80% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 12.62 million and changing 5.12% at the moment leaves the stock 11.20% off its SMA200. ADT registered 34.81% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 16.18%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $8.19 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $8.74.

The stock witnessed a 4.13% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 4.99%, and is 12.48% 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 5.54% over the week and 3.95% over the month.

ADT Inc. (ADT) has around 17500 employees, a market worth around $6.85B and $5.30B in sales. Fwd P/E is 8.01. Profit margin for the company is -11.20%. Distance from 52-week low is 159.32% and -48.69% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.50%).

ADT Inc. (ADT) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for ADT Inc. (ADT) is a “Overweight”. 8 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.30, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 4 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

ADT Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/12/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.3 with sales reaching $1.29B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 30.30% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 3.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -0.40% in year-over-year returns.

ADT Inc. (ADT) Top Institutional Holders

289 institutions hold shares in ADT Inc. (ADT), with 8.7M shares held by insiders accounting for 1.05% while institutional investors hold 96.60% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 769.24M, and float is at 691.69M with Short Float at 2.60%. Institutions hold 95.58% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. with over 608.93 million shares valued at $4.97 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 80.01% of the ADT Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Miller Value Partners, LLC with 14.66 million shares valued at $119.8 million to account for 1.93% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) which holds 13.11 million shares representing 1.72% and valued at over $107.14 million, while Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc holds 0.97% of the shares totaling 7.4 million with a market value of $60.47 million.

ADT Inc. (ADT) Insider Activity

A total of 7 insider transactions have happened at ADT Inc. (ADT) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 6 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Young Donald M., the company’s CIO & EVP, Field Operations. SEC filings show that Young Donald M. sold 80,941 shares of the company’s common stock on Sep 18 at a price of $10.00 per share for a total of $0.81 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 1.99 million shares.

ADT Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 18 that Bresingham Daniel (EVP, Commercial) sold a total of 80,941 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 18 and was made at $10.00 per share for $0.81 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 1.99 million shares of the ADT stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Sep 18, Likosar Jeffrey (EVP, CFO & Treasurer) disposed off 77,746 shares at an average price of $10.00 for $0.78 million. The insider now directly holds 2,113,739 shares of ADT Inc. (ADT).

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