BR stock: buy or sell?

BR stock price: $94.89 -2.11% At close on March 31st, 2020

Updated on:
March 31st, 2020

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After boosting an amazing 5.54% yesterday, Broadridge Financial Solutions closed today at $94.89 and eased an awful -2.11%. On Friday BR collapsed a frightening -5.85%.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. provides investor communications and technology-driven solutions for the financial services industry worldwide.

Should I buy BR 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 pick and when is the best time 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.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Broadridge Financial Solutions stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Broadridge Financial Solutions stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for BR stock for the last month.

BR stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an amazing 5.54% yesterday, Broadridge Financial Solutions closed today at $94.89 and eased an awful -2.11%.

After boosting an amazing 5.54% yesterday, Broadridge Financial Solutions closed today at $94.89 and eased an awful -2.11%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on January, BR fell $-33.85 per share (-26.29%).

BR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Broadridge Financial Solutions shares escalated 3.63% this week, ending at $94.89. By mid March BR plunged a bloodcurdling -14.22% in just one week.

Far behind is the all-time high Broadridge Financial Solutions marked by mid July 2019 and since then the price is -29.73% below that top. Since late January, when BR stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-35.42 per share (-27.18%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

BR stock chart (weekly)

BR stock price history

BR stock went public on April 2nd, 2007 with a price of $14.931. Since then, BR stock surged a 535.60%, with a yearly average of 44.60%. If you had invested $1,000 in BR stock in 2007, it would worth $5,356.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

BR stock historical price chart

BR stock reached all-time highs on July with a price of $135.03.

BR stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Broadridge Financial Solutions stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Broadridge Financial Solutions let down experts when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.56 when the market consensus was $0.71.
BR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q32017-11-080.420.5428.6%
2017-Q42018-02-080.540.7946.3%
2018-Q12018-05-080.79126.6%
2018-Q22018-08-071.881.86-1.1%
2018-Q32018-11-060.70.7912.9%
2018-Q42019-02-070.710.56-21.1%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a good gain of 4.52% to $4,329.90 million USD. In line, its earnings margin (compared to sales) inched to 9.88%, that is $427.90 million.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of Broadridge Financial Solutions, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Broadridge Financial Solutions TTM sales up to December 2018 were $4,318.50 and income was $442.50 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Broadridge Financial Solutions business evolution since June 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable a tight -0.26%. Aligned with this, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained steady at 9.88%.

BR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2,430 M-$212 M8.7%-
2014$2,560 M5.35%$263 M10.3%24.00%
2015$2,694 M5.24%$287 M10.7%9.16%
2016$2,897 M7.53%$308 M10.6%7.11%
2017$4,143 M43.00%$327 M7.9%6.28%
2018$4,330 M4.52%$428 M9.9%30.94%
TTM $4,319 M-0.26%$443 M10.2%3.41%

Quarterly financial results

Broadridge Financial Solutions posted $953.40 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.99% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $49.90 M with a profit margin of 5.23%. Profit margin declined a -2.65% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.88%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Broadridge Financial Solutions sales marked a fateful loss and slipped a -5.86%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Broadridge Financial Solutions posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
BR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$1,010 M-$76 M7.5%-
2017-Q2$1,370 M35.64%$187 M13.7%146.51%
2017-Q3$925 M-32.50%$50 M5.4%-73.33%
2017-Q4$1,013 M9.52%$62 M6.1%24.45%
2018-Q1$1,072 M5.84%$109 M10.2%75.68%
2018-Q2$1,320 M23.18%$207 M15.7%89.55%
2018-Q3$973 M-26.33%$77 M7.9%-62.91%
2018-Q4$953 M-1.99%$50 M5.2%-34.94%

Broadridge Financial Solutions ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Broadridge Financial Solutions, 24.77% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Broadridge Financial Solutions stock, 41.01% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for BR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

BR
Market cap$10.9 B
Total shares114.8 M
Float shares114.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)41.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)24.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

BR summary

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Open$95.55
Close$94.89
Day range$93.66 - $97.26
Previous close$96.94
Session gain-2.11%
Average true range$7.97
50d mov avg$110.54
100d mov avg$116.17
200d mov avg$120.99
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Broadridge Financial Solutions performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Broadridge Financial Solutions stock.
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BRBroadridge Financ...-22.98%-22.07%-11.49%

Broadridge Financial Solutions competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Broadridge Financial Solutions competitor. This doesn't mean Broadridge Financial Solutions does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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