HSON stock: buy or sell?
June 25th, 2019
Hudson Global, Inc. provides professional-level recruitment and related talent solutions for small to large-sized corporations and government agencies worldwide.
Should I buy HSON stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. 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 Hudson Global stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Hudson Global stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for HSON stock for the last 30 days.
HSON stock analysis
Hudson Global closed yesterday at $12.51 and collapsed a spooky -5.73%.
Shares of Hudson Global closed yesterday at $12.51 and collapsed a spooky -5.73%. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on May, HSON price slid a -21.32%.
After boosting an amazing 10.37% in a week last week, Hudson Global closed this week at $12.51 and plunged a spooky -7.33%.
The downtrend marked by HSON has left consecutive declining tops and bottoms. There is an opportunity to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since early June when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, HSON price gained $0.21 per share (1.71%). Since late May, when HSON stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-3.19 per share (-20.32%). Trading stocks that are under 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.
HSON stock price history
HSON IPO was on March 18th, 2003 at $40.55 per share1. Since then, HSON stock lost a -69.10%, with a yearly average of -4.30%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
HSON stock historical price chart
HSON stock reached 52-week highs at $24.40, and all-time highs 2005-12-16 with a price of 271.8.
HSON stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Hudson Global stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince March, when Hudson Global published its last earnings report, it plummed a bloodcurdling -16.60%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Hudson Global annual revenues rocketed an extraordinary 12.27% to $66.93 million USD from $59.62 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) skyrocketed a 16.69% to 11.75%.
|2013||$660 M||-||$-30.40 M-4.6%||-|
|2014||$581 M||-11.96%||$-13.19 M-2.3%||-56.60%|
|2015||$463 M||-20.30%||$2.33 M0.5%||-117.65%|
|2016||$423 M||-8.73%||$-8.79 M-2.1%||-477.42%|
|2017||$60 M||-85.90%||$-2.94 M-4.9%||-66.54%|
|2018||$67 M||12.27%||$7.87 M11.8%||-367.49%|
Quarterly financial resultsHudson Global posted $16.58 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -3.22% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-0.62 million with a profit margin of -3.74%. Profit margin appreciated a 1.34% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -5.08%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Hudson Global sales marked a chilling loss and plunged a -95.98%.
|2017-Q1||$103 M||-||$-1.35 M-1.3%||-|
|2017-Q2||$114 M||9.84%||$1.28 M1.1%||-194.81%|
|2017-Q3||$118 M||3.98%||$-0.85 M-0.7%||-166.25%|
|2017-Q4||$412 M||249.13%||$-2.01 M-0.5%||136.44%|
|2018-Q1||$16 M||-96.07%||$10.72 M66.1%||-634.71%|
|2018-Q2||$17 M||4.93%||$-1.36 M-8.0%||-112.72%|
|2018-Q3||$17 M||0.66%||$-0.87 M-5.1%||-36.22%|
|2018-Q4||$17 M||-3.22%||$-0.62 M-3.7%||-28.74%|
Hudson Global ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of 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 Hudson Global, 6.72% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of Hudson Global stock, 61.54% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for HSON 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 stocks:
|Market cap||$367.7 M||$590.3 M||$574.9 M||$9.3 M||$880.3 M|
|Total shares||29.4 M||7.4 M||19.1 M||12.1 M||35.6 M|
|Float shares||2.9 M||6.7 M||17.4 M||7.8 M||31.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||61.5%||81.4%||94.1%||3.9%||79.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||6.7%||4.2%||2.6%||27.2%||12.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, June 25th, 2019|
|Day range||$12.51 - $13.39|
|Average true range||$0.64|
|50d mov avg||$14.78|
|100d mov avg||$14.52|
|200d mov avg||$15.75|
Hudson Global performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Hudson Global against Barrett Business Services, Heidrick & Struggles International, GEE, Kelly Services, Kforce, Korn Ferry, Manpower, Mastech Digital and Robert Half International in the following table:
|BBSIBarrett Business ...||3.35%||40.62%||-16.41%|
|HSIIHeidrick & Strugg...||-21.20%||-2.40%||-12.84%|
|RHIRobert Half Inter...||-13.80%||0.05%||-12.60%|