Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) is -16.41% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $7.29 and a high of $14.95 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 CS stock was last observed hovering at around $10.60 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.1% off its average median price target of $14.88 for the next 12 months. It is also 41.56% off the consensus price target high of $18.31 offered by 19 analysts, but current levels are -5.73% lower than the price target low of $10.12 for the same period.
Currently trading at $10.70, the stock is -17.30% and -20.76% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 15.88 million and changing 0.94% at the moment leaves the stock -9.23% off its SMA200. CS registered 41.57% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 7.95%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $13.37 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $12.34.
The stock witnessed a -23.90% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -16.47%, and is -19.00% 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 2.92% over the week and 2.34% over the month.
Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) has around 48770 employees, a market worth around $25.73B and $14.75B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 9.59 and Fwd P/E is 6.63. Profit margin for the company is 19.20%. Distance from 52-week low is 46.83% and -28.43% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.40%).
Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) is a “Overweight”. 19 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.00, where 9 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 9 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Credit Suisse Group AG quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to shrink by -20.10% this year.
Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) Top Institutional Holders
229 institutions hold shares in Credit Suisse Group AG (CS), with institutional investors hold 2.05% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 2.43B, and float is at 2.42B with Short Float at 0.19%. Institutions hold 2.05% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Earnest Partners LLC with over 5.42 million shares valued at $69.43 million. The investor’s holdings represent 0.22% of the CS Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Allianz Asset Management GmbH with 3.5 million shares valued at $44.82 million to account for 0.14% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Dimensional Fund Advisors LP which holds 3.35 million shares representing 0.14% and valued at over $42.92 million, while Parametric Portfolio Associates holds 0.10% of the shares totaling 2.41 million with a market value of $30.8 million.
Credit Suisse Group AG (CS): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Bank of America Corporation (BAC) that is trading 99.75% up over the past 12 months and Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (DB) that is 103.36% higher over the same period. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (ITUB) is 18.07% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 29.37% from the last report on Feb 11, 2021 to stand at a total of 3.27 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.3.