EQH stock: buy or sell?

EQH stock price: $26.70 -1.66% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020

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After yesterday all time highs, AXA Equitable depreciated a bit to $26.70.

Should I buy EQH stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups work for AXA Equitable stock now:

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

Is AXA Equitable stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for EQH stock for the last 30 days.

EQH stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs yesterday, AXA Equitable depreciated -1.66% to $26.70.

AXA Equitable depreciated -1.66% to $26.70 after yesterday all time highs. On October EQH price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Yesterday, EQH hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February/12 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. On October, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 19.20%.

EQH stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

AXA Equitable topped new all time highs again this week, setting highs to $27.30. Shares closed at $26.70 and slightly fell -0.71% during the week. Early February EQH skyrocketed an outstanding 6.43% in just one week.

Since late August 2019 when EQH stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $6.94 (35.12%). Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid May 2019, EQH price climbed $4.96 per share (22.82%).

EQH stock chart (weekly)

EQH stock price history

EQH IPO was on May 10th, 2018 at $18.98 per share1. Since then, EQH stock grew a 40.70%, with an average of 40.70% per year. If you had invested right after EQH's IPO a $1,000 in EQH stock in 2018, it would worth $407.00 today.

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

EQH stock historical price chart

EQH stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $27.30.

EQH stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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 month we have not detected any price forecast for AXA Equitable stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, AXA Equitable presented its financial report, aligned with analysts' consensus and published a $0.93 Earnings per Share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
EQH earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q4-n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-06-190.80.833.7%
2018-Q22018-08-130.860.94.7%
2018-Q32018-11-120.91.2336.7%
2018-Q42019-02-280.910.932.2%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, AXA Equitable annual sales decreased an unpleasant -3.07% to $12,078.00 million dollars from $12,460.00 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its profit margin (compared to revenues) escalated to 15.07%, that is $1,820.00 million.

EQH annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$13,063 M-$1,630 M12.5%-
2015$10,079 M-22.84%$333 M3.3%-79.57%
2016$11,901 M18.08%$1,197 M10.1%259.46%
2017$12,460 M4.70%$834 M6.7%-30.33%
2018$12,078 M-3.07%$1,820 M15.1%118.23%

Quarterly financial results

AXA Equitable posted $5,155.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 375.99% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $1,938.00 M with a profit margin of 37.59%. Profit margin climbed a 83.39% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -45.80%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, AXA Equitable sales marked a super good increase and boosted a 73.22%.
EQH quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$3,910 M-$492 M12.6%-
2017-Q3$2,783 M-28.82%$-126 M-4.5%-125.61%
2017-Q4$2,976 M6.93%$499 M16.8%-496.03%
2018-Q1$2,835 M-4.74%$168 M5.9%-66.33%
2018-Q2$2,962 M4.48%$158 M5.3%-5.95%
2018-Q3$1,083 M-63.44%$-496 M-45.8%-413.92%
2018-Q4$5,155 M375.99%$1,938 M37.6%-490.73%

AXA Equitable ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

AXA Equitable shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 9.18% of all shares.

In case of AXA Equitable stock, 71.10% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for EQH 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 companies:

EQH
Market cap$13.1 B
Total shares489.3 M
Float shares444.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)71.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)9.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

EQH summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Open$26.98
Close$26.70
Day range$26.52 - $27.06
Previous close$27.15
Session gain-1.66%
Average true range$0.54
50d mov avg$25.36
100d mov avg$23.98
200d mov avg$22.51
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

AXA Equitable 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 AXA Equitable stock.
Stock3m6m12m
EQHAXA Equitable9.92%35.12%41.87%

AXA Equitable competitors

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