412 institutions hold shares in Autohome Inc. (ATHM), with 8.39k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.01% while institutional investors hold 54.87% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 124.98M, and float is at 66.46M with Short Float at 6.79%. Institutions hold 54.87% of the Float.
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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC with over 12.02 million shares valued at $1.2 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.53% of the ATHM Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. with 6.06 million shares valued at $604.05 million to account for 4.81% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Orbis Allan Gray Ltd which holds 5.06 million shares representing 4.01% and valued at over $503.94 million, while Invesco Ltd. holds 3.06% of the shares totaling 3.85 million with a market value of $383.93 million.
Autohome Inc. (NYSE: ATHM) is -2.78% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $70.01 and a high of $147.67 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 ATHM stock was last observed hovering at around $93.51 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 3.34% off its average median price target of $846.13 for the next 12 months. It is also 90.02% off the consensus price target high of $970.05 offered by 17 analysts, but current levels are 68.1% higher than the price target low of $303.57 for the same period.
Currently trading at $96.85, the stock is 0.14% and -13.79% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.56 million and changing 3.57% at the moment leaves the stock -0.93% off its SMA200. ATHM registered 37.73% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 0.26%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $107.98 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $103.91.
The stock witnessed a -12.03% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -1.16%, and is 1.83% 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 3.93% over the week and 4.19% over the month.
Autohome Inc. (ATHM) has around 3905 employees, a market worth around $11.97B and $1.32B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 5.59 and Fwd P/E is 16.89. Profit margin for the company is 39.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 38.34% and -34.41% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (13.90%).
Autohome Inc. (ATHM) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Autohome Inc. (ATHM) is a “Overweight”. 17 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.10, where 4 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 11 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
Autohome Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/11/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.91 with sales reaching $275.73M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 6.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 17.50% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 25.10% in year-over-year returns.
Autohome Inc. (ATHM): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include NetEase Inc. (NTES) that is trading 65.03% up over the past 12 months and TrueCar Inc. (TRUE) that is 139.44% higher over the same period. 51job Inc. (JOBS) is -1.42% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 28.32% from the last report on Feb 11, 2021 to stand at a total of 3.24 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 4.1.