HSON stock: buy or sell?

HSON stock price: $12.28 4.96% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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Shares of Hudson Global ended today at $12.28 and rocketed a super good 4.96%.

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?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan 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 Hudson Global stock situation right now, hence 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 Hudson Global stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for HSON stock for the last 30 days.

HSON stock analysis

Daily outlook

Hudson Global shares rocketed 4.96% to $12.28 today.

Hudson Global shares rocketed 4.96% to $12.28 today. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on April, HSON fell $-4.32 per share (-26.02%).

HSON stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Hudson Global shares escalated 2.85% this week, ending at $12.28. Early August HSON skyrocketed an astounding 14.48% in just one week.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late May, HSON fell $-3.42 per share (-21.78%). 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.

HSON stock chart (weekly)

HSON stock price history

HSON IPO was on March 18th, 2003 at $40.55 per share1. Since then, HSON stock sliced a -69.70%, with a yearly average of -4.40%.

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

HSON stock historical price chart

HSON stock reached 52-week highs at $21.20, and all-time highs 2005-12-16 with a price of 271.8.

HSON stock price target

How 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 Share

Since last March, when Hudson Global published its last earnings report, it plunged a bloodcurdling -18.13%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
HSON earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.04n/a
2017-Q2-n/a0.04n/a
2017-Q32017-11-02n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-01n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-15n/a-0.09n/a
2018-Q22018-08-02n/a-0.04n/a
2018-Q32018-11-01n/a-0.02n/a
2018-Q42019-03-08n/a-0.01n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an outstanding increase of 12.27% to $66.93 million dollars. Likewise, its income margin (compared to revenues) boosted to 11.75%, that is $7.87 million.

HSON annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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 M12.27%$7.87 M11.8%-367.49%

Quarterly financial results

Hudson Global posted $16.58 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -3.22% less 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 turnover to same quarter last year, Hudson Global sales marked a scary correction and collapsed a -95.98%.
HSON quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$103 M-$-1.35 M-1.3%-
2017-Q2$114 M9.84%$1.28 M1.1%-194.81%
2017-Q3$118 M3.98%$-0.85 M-0.7%-166.25%
2017-Q4$412 M249.13%$-2.01 M-0.5%136.44%
2018-Q1$16 M-96.07%$10.72 M66.1%-634.71%
2018-Q2$17 M4.93%$-1.36 M-8.0%-112.72%
2018-Q3$17 M0.66%$-0.87 M-5.1%-36.22%
2018-Q4$17 M-3.22%$-0.62 M-3.7%-28.74%

Hudson Global ownership

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

Hudson Global shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 6.72% of all shares.

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 understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

HSONBBSIHSIIJOBKELYA
Market cap$36.3 M$663.5 M$526.1 M$9.0 M$868.7 M
Total shares3.0 M7.5 M19.1 M12.5 M35.7 M
Float shares2.5 M6.7 M17.4 M8.3 M31.7 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

HSON summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$11.79
Close$12.28
Day range$11.70 - $12.28
Previous close$11.70
Session gain4.96%
Average true range$0.49
50d mov avg$11.86
100d mov avg$13.33
200d mov avg$14.42
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern lt03a

Hudson Global performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We picked Barrett Business Services, Heidrick & Struggles International, GEE, Kelly Services, Kforce, Korn Ferry, Manpower, Mastech Digital and Robert Half International as the bechmarking frame for Hudson Global stock.
Stock3m6m12m
HSONHudson Global1.49%-20.77%-23.25%
BBSIBarrett Business ...7.87%20.03%41.39%
HSIIHeidrick & Strugg...-10.22%-28.33%-21.11%
JOBGEE-18.18%-47.06%-70.25%
KELYAKelly Services-1.10%14.10%1.20%
KFRCKforce-2.45%0.21%-9.50%
KFYKorn Ferry-4.23%-14.22%-21.45%
MANManpower-7.99%7.70%2.73%
MHHMastech Digital26.03%2.18%-45.14%
RHIRobert Half Inter...-1.45%-12.60%-20.57%

Hudson Global competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Hudson Global competitors to review if you are interested in investing in HSON: