Genius Brands International Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS) is 88.04% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $0.20 and a high of $11.73 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 GNUS stock was last observed hovering at around $2.54 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.06% off its average median price target of $4.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 42.22% off the consensus price target high of $4.50 offered by 1 analysts, but current levels are 42.22% higher than the price target low of $4.50 for the same period.
Currently trading at $2.60, the stock is 20.96% and 32.26% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 53.53 million and changing 2.17% at the moment leaves the stock 53.19% off its SMA200. GNUS registered 765.00% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 107.60%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.0522 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $1.5524.
The stock witnessed a 52.65% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 66.35%, and is 8.58% 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 14.80% over the week and 13.01% over the month.
Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS) has around 19 employees, a market worth around $810.37M and $1.90M in sales. Distance from 52-week low is 1197.50% and -77.88% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-74.90%).
Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS) is a “Buy”. 1 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 0 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.
Genius Brands International Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/20/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to shrink by -16.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 45.60% year-over-year.
Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS) Top Institutional Holders
74 institutions hold shares in Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS), with 14.56M shares held by insiders accounting for 5.68% while institutional investors hold 6.46% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 299.50M, and float is at 237.94M with Short Float at 13.48%. Institutions hold 6.09% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 4.56 million shares valued at $6.29 million. The investor’s holdings represent 1.53% of the GNUS Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 3.5 million shares valued at $4.83 million to account for 1.17% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Susquehanna International Group, LLP which holds 2.56 million shares representing 0.86% and valued at over $3.54 million, while Geode Capital Management, LLC holds 0.61% of the shares totaling 1.81 million with a market value of $2.5 million.
Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS) Insider Activity
A total of 1 insider transactions have happened at Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 1 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by KLEIN MICHAEL G ,the company’sDirector. SEC filings show that KLEIN MICHAEL G sold 400 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 29 at a price of $0.66 per share for a total of $264.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 44600.0 shares.
Genius Brands International Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jul 06 that KLEIN MICHAEL G (Director) bought a total of 25,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jul 06 and was made at $2.83 per share for $70750.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 45000.0 shares of the GNUS stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Jun 26, KLEIN MICHAEL G (Director) acquired 5,000 shares at an average price of $2.73 for $13650.0. The insider now directly holds 20,000 shares of Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS).
Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Ballantyne Strong Inc (BTN) that is trading 57.67% up over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 14.84% from the last report on Feb 11, 2021 to stand at a total of 27.31 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.02.