450 institutions hold shares in GDS Holdings Limited (GDS), with 6.61M shares held by insiders accounting for 3.82% while institutional investors hold 61.60% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 173.00M, and float is at 136.14M with Short Float at 7.42%. Institutions hold 59.24% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd with over 15.84 million shares valued at $1.48 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.87% of the GDS Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is 12 West Capital Management, LP with 9.99 million shares valued at $935.31 million to account for 5.60% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 5.35 million shares representing 3.00% and valued at over $501.18 million, while GQG Partners LLC holds 2.67% of the shares totaling 4.77 million with a market value of $446.46 million.
GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GDS) is -15.76% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $49.72 and a high of $116.76 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The GDS stock was last observed hovering at around $79.10 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.22% off its average median price target of $738.26 for the next 12 months. It is also 90.99% off the consensus price target high of $875.45 offered by 28 analysts, but current levels are 84.81% higher than the price target low of $519.38 for the same period.
Currently trading at $78.88, the stock is -11.28% and -21.74% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.62 million and changing -0.28% at the moment leaves the stock -10.87% off its SMA200. GDS registered 41.49% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of -2.62%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $97.58 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $92.78.
The stock witnessed a -22.79% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -13.60%, and is -6.27% 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 4.87% over the week and 4.97% over the month.
GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) has around 1100 employees, a market worth around $15.11B and $876.80M in sales. Profit margin for the company is -12.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 58.65% and -32.44% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.30%).
GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) is a “Buy”. 28 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.80, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 4 think it is a “Overweight”. 23 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
GDS Holdings Limited is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/12/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.09 with sales reaching $264.04M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -29.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 39.00% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 49.00% in year-over-year returns.
GDS Holdings Limited (GDS): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Omnicell Inc. (OMCL) that is 143.62% higher over the past 12 months. PDF Solutions Inc. (PDFS) is 55.01% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -3.76% from the last report on Feb 11, 2021 to stand at a total of 10.48 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 8.47.