463 institutions hold shares in StoneCo Ltd. (STNE), with 59.78M shares held by insiders accounting for 19.72% while institutional investors hold 107.08% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 309.30M, and float is at 181.38M with Short Float at 3.22%. Institutions hold 85.96% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc with over 31.38 million shares valued at $2.63 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 17.56% of the STNE Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Capital Research Global Investors with 29.19 million shares valued at $2.45 billion to account for 16.34% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Berkshire Hathaway, Inc which holds 14.17 million shares representing 7.93% and valued at over $1.19 billion, while Wellington Management Group, LLP holds 6.19% of the shares totaling 11.07 million with a market value of $928.71 million.
StoneCo Ltd. (NASDAQ: STNE) is -23.47% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $17.72 and a high of $95.12 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 STNE stock was last observed hovering at around $61.22 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 3.0% off its average median price target of $520.04 for the next 12 months. It is also 89.23% off the consensus price target high of $596.18 offered by 15 analysts, but current levels are 79.78% higher than the price target low of $317.59 for the same period.
Currently trading at $64.22, the stock is -5.71% and -17.23% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 5.98 million and changing 4.90% at the moment leaves the stock 2.50% off its SMA200. STNE registered 228.83% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 21.42%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $75.48 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $70.86.
The stock witnessed a -21.98% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -22.85%, and is 0.34% 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 5.89% over the week and 6.61% over the month.
StoneCo Ltd. (STNE) has around 5938 employees, a market worth around $18.90B and $264.90M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 125.92 and Fwd P/E is 39.86. Distance from 52-week low is 262.42% and -32.48% from its 52-week high.
StoneCo Ltd. (STNE) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for StoneCo Ltd. (STNE) is a “Overweight”. 15 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 5 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 10 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
StoneCo Ltd. is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/18/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.18 with sales reaching $177.95M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 65.50% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 79.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 31.50% in year-over-year returns.