BEST stock: buy or sell?

BSTI stock price: $5.90 5.36% At close on March 11th, 2019

Updated on:
March 11th, 2019

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BEST shares boosted 5.36% to $5.90 on March 11th. On March 7th BSTI collapsed a bloodcurdling -6.37%.

BEST Inc. operates as a smart supply chain service provider in the People's Republic of China. Its proprietary technology platform enables its ecosystem participants to operate their businesses through various SaaS-based applications.

Should I buy BEST stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. 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 BEST 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 BEST stock a buy?

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

BEST stock analysis

Daily outlook

BEST shares boosted 5.36% to $5.90 on Mar 11th.

BEST shares boosted 5.36% to $5.90 on Mar/11. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on February, BSTI climbed $0.82 (16.14%).

BSTI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a spooky -8.57% in a week early March, BEST closed this week at $5.90 and rocketed a brilliant 5.36%.

In a weekly time frame, BEST stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, BSTI might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Far behind is the all-time high BEST marked by mid June 2018 and since then the price is -56.43% below that top. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early July, BSTI fell $-5.91 per share (-50.04%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

BSTI stock chart (weekly)

BEST stock price history

BEST stock went public on September 20th, 2017 with a price of $11.481. Since then, BSTI stock sliced a -48.60%, with a yearly average of -48.60%.

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

BEST stock historical price chart

BSTI stock reached all-time highs on June with a price of $13.54.

BEST stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 BEST stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

BEST reported exceptional results for 2018-Q3 on November. BEST skyrocketed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 150.00%, beating analysts consensus of $-0.02. BEST posted $-0.05.
BSTI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2016-Q4-n/an/an/a
2017-Q1-n/a-1.13n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.54n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-1.25n/a
2017-Q42018-03-01n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-10n/an/an/a
2018-Q22018-08-08-0.05-0.04n/a
2018-Q32018-11-09-0.02-0.05n/a
2018-Q4-n/an/an/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2016, last anual turnover report draw a dazzling increase of 141.34% to $3,073.40 million USD. When comparing 2017 vs 2016, likewise, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) soared a 9.27% to -6.14%.

BEST fiscal year ends in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, BEST TTM sales up to September 2018 were $3,863.28 and earnings $-96.64 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem BEST business evolution since December 2017: Annual turnover up to September, compared to lastest yearly report, rocketed an astounding 25.70%. In contrary, profit margin (net income/revenues) appreciated at -6.14%.

BSTI annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$494 M-$-115.78 M-23.4%-
2015$809 M63.85%$-163.15 M-20.2%40.92%
2016$1,273 M57.32%$-196.33 M-15.4%20.33%
2017$3,073 M141.34%$-188.79 M-6.1%-3.84%
TTM $3,863 M25.70%$-96.64 M-2.5%-48.81%

Quarterly financial results

BEST posted $1,046.63 million in sales for 2018-Q3, a 2.96% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-7.45 million with a profit margin of -0.71%. Profit margin remained constant a 0.68% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -1.39%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, BEST sales marked an extraordinary gain and boosted a 30.06%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, BEST posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
BSTI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$472 M-$-61.37 M-13.0%-
2017-Q2$708 M50.09%$-29.30 M-4.1%-52.26%
2017-Q3$805 M13.70%$-70.25 M-8.7%139.75%
2017-Q4$1,004 M24.78%$-21.02 M-2.1%-70.08%
2018-Q1$796 M-20.74%$-54.02 M-6.8%157.03%
2018-Q2$1,017 M27.72%$-14.16 M-1.4%-73.79%
2018-Q3$1,047 M2.96%$-7.45 M-0.7%-47.35%

BEST ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

BEST shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to BEST:

BSTI
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

BEST summary

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Open$5.64
Close$5.90
Day range$5.64 - $6.02
Previous close$5.60
Session gain5.36%
Average true range$0.33
50d mov avg$5.17
100d mov avg$5.20
200d mov avg$7.17
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

BEST performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare BEST to :
Stock3m6m12m
BSTIBEST37.53%-7.09%-41.81%

BEST competitors

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