Blucora stock: buy or sell?

BCOR stock price: $32.51 3.24% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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Shares of Blucora closed today at $32.51 and soared a great 3.24%.

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:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

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.

Is BCOR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-3-20Barrington Researchn/aBuy
2019-2-1Barrington Researchn/aBuy

Blucora stock analysis

Daily outlook

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%).

BCOR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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%).

BCOR stock chart (weekly)

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 $41.00

Predicting 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:
BCOR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-3-20Barrington ResearchReiteratesn/a$41.00-
(in average)$0.00$41.000.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Blucora failed experts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.22 when the analysts' forecast was $-0.23.
BCOR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a0.75n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.3n/a
2017-Q32017-10-26-0.19-0.12n/a
2017-Q42018-02-15-0.25-0.12n/a
2018-Q12018-05-090.911.231.9%
2018-Q22018-08-010.770.916.9%
2018-Q32018-10-31-0.25-0.17n/a
2018-Q42019-02-14-0.23-0.22n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

BCOR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$574 M-$24 M4.3%-
2014$581 M1.17%$-35.55 M-6.1%-245.68%
2015$118 M-79.73%$-40.07 M-34.0%12.74%
2016$456 M287.32%$-65.16 M-14.3%62.59%
2017$510 M11.77%$27 M5.3%-141.50%
2018$560 M9.99%$51 M9.0%87.26%

Quarterly financial results

Blucora 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%.
BCOR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 M8.51%$10 M10.3%-159.47%
2018-Q1$206 M110.49%$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$101 M6.16%$-16 M-15.8%14.44%

Blucora ownership

When 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:

BCORBIDUGOOGLHRBIAC
Market cap$1.6 B$42.1 B$345.7 B$5.6 B$17.9 B
Total shares48.4 M349.4 M299.4 M203.3 M78.3 M
Float shares44.6 M276.5 M602.8 M203.0 M77.5 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Blucora summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$31.70
Close$32.51
Day range$31.70 - $32.58
Previous close$31.49
Session gain3.24%
Average true range$1.33
50d mov avg$33.41
100d mov avg$30.85
200d mov avg$31.81
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern lt06c

Blucora performance

To 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.
Stock3m6m12m
BCORBlucora20.32%11.53%-14.78%
BIDUBaidu-27.92%-34.02%-50.58%
GOOGLAlphabet3.39%12.07%6.49%
HRBH&R Block10.15%-0.29%1.82%
IAC4.30%31.23%49.49%
INTUIntuit-1.76%25.40%25.88%
MSFTMicrosoft14.78%24.11%31.11%
YNDXYandex11.07%32.18%12.41%

Blucora competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of Blucora competitors to check if you are interested in investing in BCOR: