ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) is -1.37% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $21.35 and a high of $38.99 in the current 52-week trading range. The ZTO stock was last observed hovering at around $28.20 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.56% off its average median price target of $243.02 for the next 12 months. It is also 89.35% off the consensus price target high of $269.94 offered by 24 analysts, but current levels are 83.08% higher than the price target low of $169.97 for the same period.
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Currently trading at $28.76, the stock is 2.54% and -1.57% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.88 million and changing 1.99% at the moment leaves the stock -8.87% off its SMA200. ZTO registered 25.27% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -22.52%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $28.34 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $31.82.
The stock witnessed a 3.38% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -0.55%, and is -1.37% down 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 3.15% over the week and 2.70% over the month.
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) has around 19009 employees, a market worth around $24.38B and $3.68B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 27.26 and Fwd P/E is 27.18. Profit margin for the company is 22.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 34.73% and -26.24% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (11.30%).
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) is a “Overweight”. 24 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 5 think it is a “Overweight”. 15 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/19/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.28 with sales reaching $1.29B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 24.20% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 23.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 31.50% in year-over-year returns.
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) Top Institutional Holders
440 institutions hold shares in ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO), with 5.13M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.62% while institutional investors hold 37.30% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 784.87M, and float is at 425.01M with Short Float at 2.97%. Institutions hold 37.07% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Invesco Ltd. with over 38.93 million shares valued at $1.16 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 17.22% of the ZTO Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 17.62 million shares valued at $527.04 million to account for 7.79% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) which holds 15.34 million shares representing 6.78% and valued at over $458.88 million, while Greenwoods Asset Management Ltd holds 6.76% of the shares totaling 15.28 million with a market value of $457.11 million.
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (PKOH) that is trading -8.96% down over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -3.88% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 13.13 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 4.03.