Blucora stock: buy or sell?
May 21st, 2019
Blucora, Inc. provides technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners, and tax professionals in the United States.
Should I buy Blucora stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Only 1 of our buy setups matches with Blucora stock now:
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||Yes|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Blucora stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 2 ratings published for BCOR stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
Blucora stock analysis
Blucora shares soared 3.24% to $32.51 today.
Shares of Blucora closed today at $32.51 and soared a great 3.24%. Today BCOR price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Since last March when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, BCOR price slipped $-1.17 per share (-3.47%).
Blucora closed this week at $32.51 and escalated a nice 2.52%. Early May BCOR plummed a hair-raising -12.00% in just one week.
Once Blucora failed to resist above the support, it inevitably slid down. Possible next supports for BCOR stock are 3 and 3. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid March, BCOR climbed $4.13 (14.55%).
Blucora stock price history
Blucora stock went public on December 15th, 1998 with a price of $11.551. Since then, BCOR stock grew a 181.50%, with a yearly average of 9.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in Blucora stock in 1998, it would worth $1,815.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Blucora stock historical price chart
BCOR stock reached 52-week highs on September at $41.35, and all-time highs 2000-03-03 with a price of 511.91.
Blucora stock price target is $41.00Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. Currently, only 1 price forecast for Blucora stock was posted in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareBlucora failed experts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.22 when the analysts' forecast was $-0.23.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a superb increase of 9.99% to $560.46 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) grew a 3.73% to 9.03%.
|2013||$574 M||-||$24 M4.3%||-|
|2014||$581 M||1.17%||$-35.55 M-6.1%||-245.68%|
|2015||$118 M||-79.73%||$-40.07 M-34.0%||12.74%|
|2016||$456 M||287.32%||$-65.16 M-14.3%||62.59%|
|2017||$510 M||11.77%||$27 M5.3%||-141.50%|
|2018||$560 M||9.99%||$51 M9.0%||87.26%|
Quarterly financial resultsBlucora posted $101.26 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 6.16% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-15.98 M with a profit margin of -15.78%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.14% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -14.64%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Blucora sales marked a nice growth and inched a 3.48%.
|2017-Q1||$182 M||-||$31 M16.8%||-|
|2017-Q2||$139 M||-23.70%||$3 M2.4%||-89.21%|
|2017-Q3||$90 M||-35.20%||$-17 M-18.7%||-612.03%|
|2017-Q4||$98 M||8.51%||$10 M10.3%||-159.47%|
|2018-Q1||$206 M||110.49%||$45 M22.0%||351.21%|
|2018-Q2||$158 M||-23.36%||$35 M22.1%||-22.95%|
|2018-Q3||$95 M||-39.57%||$-14 M-14.6%||-139.97%|
|2018-Q4||$101 M||6.16%||$-16 M-15.8%||14.44%|
Blucora ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Blucora, 1.83% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for BCOR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$1.6 B||$42.1 B||$345.7 B||$5.6 B||$17.9 B|
|Total shares||48.4 M||349.4 M||299.4 M||203.3 M||78.3 M|
|Float shares||44.6 M||276.5 M||602.8 M||203.0 M||77.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||100.0%||82.7%||81.0%||103.2%||98.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.8%||0.2%||0.2%||0.4%||1.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, May 21st, 2019|
|Day range||$31.70 - $32.58|
|Average true range||$1.33|
|50d mov avg||$33.41|
|100d mov avg||$30.85|
|200d mov avg||$31.81|
Blucora performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We selected Baidu, Alphabet, H&R Block, , Intuit, Microsoft and Yandex as the bechmarking frame for Blucora stock.