GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GDS) is -17.94% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $51.54 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 $76.29 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.55% off its average median price target of $748.79 for the next 12 months. It is also 91.22% off the consensus price target high of $875.45 offered by 26 analysts, but current levels are 85.21% higher than the price target low of $519.38 for the same period.
Currently trading at $76.84, the stock is -5.28% and -18.47% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.15 million and changing 0.72% at the moment leaves the stock -13.50% off its SMA200. GDS registered 48.40% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of -11.41%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $86.37 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $92.87.
The stock witnessed a -13.57% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -24.23%, and is -3.33% 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 3.48% over the week and 4.29% over the month.
GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) has around 1100 employees, a market worth around $14.59B and $876.10M in sales. Profit margin for the company is -12.90%. Distance from 52-week low is 49.09% and -34.19% 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”. 26 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.80, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 3 think it is a “Overweight”. 22 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 08/17/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.09 with sales reaching $264.72M 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 49.40% in year-over-year returns.
GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) Top Institutional Holders
468 institutions hold shares in GDS Holdings Limited (GDS), with 6.23M shares held by insiders accounting for 3.33% while institutional investors hold 62.83% 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 60.73% 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 (GDS): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Omnicell Inc. (OMCL) that is 93.43% higher over the past 12 months. PDF Solutions Inc. (PDFS) is 27.34% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -9.29% from the last report on Mar 30, 2021 to stand at a total of 11.29 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 7.32.