Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) is 66.06% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $8.32 and a high of $130.33 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The DQ stock was last observed hovering at around $104.80 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -9.55% off its average median price target of $120.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 39.72% off the consensus price target high of $158.00 offered by 9 analysts, but current levels are -115.01% lower than the price target low of $44.30 for the same period.
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Currently trading at $95.25, the stock is -12.86% and 15.96% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.07 million and changing -9.11% at the moment leaves the stock 142.36% off its SMA200. DQ registered 524.92% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 287.60%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $96.83 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $50.95.
The stock witnessed a 0.83% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 138.90%, and is -23.08% 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 10.25% over the week and 11.35% over the month.
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) has around 1892 employees, a market worth around $6.77B and $546.80M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 405.32 and Fwd P/E is 20.87. Profit margin for the company is 14.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 1045.03% and -26.92% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (4.00%).
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) is a “Overweight”. 9 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.80, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 3 think it is a “Overweight”. 5 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Daqo New Energy Corp. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/11/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.15 with sales reaching $232.16M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -56.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 97.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 95.20% in year-over-year returns.
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) Top Institutional Holders
191 institutions hold shares in Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ), with 8.51M shares held by insiders accounting for 11.93% while institutional investors hold 96.02% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 356.41M, and float is at 61.19M with Short Float at 10.15%. Institutions hold 84.56% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 5.85 million shares valued at $335.58 million. The investor’s holdings represent 8.42% of the DQ Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Invesco Ltd. with 3.6 million shares valued at $206.71 million to account for 5.19% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Ninety One UK Ltd which holds 2.99 million shares representing 4.30% and valued at over $171.43 million, while Pinpoint Asset Management Limited holds 3.08% of the shares totaling 2.14 million with a market value of $122.77 million.
Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (JKS) that is 92.21% higher over the past 12 months. CMC Materials Inc. (CCMP) is 4.10% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -29.95% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 8.07 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.07.