GTT Communications Inc. (NYSE: GTT) is -48.18% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $1.51 and a high of $12.59 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 GTT stock was last observed hovering at around $1.90 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.05% off its average median price target of $11.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 83.18% off the consensus price target high of $11.00 offered by 1 analysts, but current levels are 83.18% higher than the price target low of $11.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $1.85, the stock is -4.86% and -39.38% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.94 million and changing -2.63% at the moment leaves the stock -60.84% off its SMA200. GTT registered -77.02% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -64.96%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.4800 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $3.9135.
The stock witnessed a -1.07% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -52.20%, and is -1.07% 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 10.53% over the week and 13.52% over the month.
GTT Communications Inc. (GTT) has around 3100 employees, a market worth around $110.69M and $1.70B in sales. Profit margin for the company is -9.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 22.52% and -85.31% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (3.40%).
GTT Communications Inc. (GTT) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for GTT Communications Inc. (GTT) is a “Sell”. 1 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.70, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 0 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
GTT Communications Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/13/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.52 with sales reaching $411.95M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 60.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -4.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -5.00% in year-over-year returns.
GTT Communications Inc. (GTT) Top Institutional Holders
122 institutions hold shares in GTT Communications Inc. (GTT), with 11.92M shares held by insiders accounting for 20.26% while institutional investors hold 70.95% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 57.26M, and float is at 42.59M with Short Float at 23.94%. Institutions hold 56.57% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Spruce House Investment Management LLC with over 15.88 million shares valued at $56.67 million. The investor’s holdings represent 26.99% of the GTT Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Conifer Management, L.L.C. with 5.21 million shares valued at $18.6 million to account for 8.86% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Neuberger Berman Group, LLC which holds 4.8 million shares representing 8.17% and valued at over $17.15 million, while Blackrock Inc. holds 3.70% of the shares totaling 2.18 million with a market value of $7.77 million.
GTT Communications Inc. (GTT) Insider Activity
A total of 12 insider transactions have happened at GTT Communications Inc. (GTT) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 12 and purchases happening 0 times.
GTT Communications Inc. (GTT): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Lumen Technologies Inc. (LUMN) that is trading 34.45% up over the past 12 months and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (SHEN) that is -1.80% lower over the same period. AT&T Inc. (T) is 1.65% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 25.2% from the last report on Feb 11, 2021 to stand at a total of 7.63 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 0.96.