HSON stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 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?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.
|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?
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
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%).
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 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 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 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|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 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%.
|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 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:
|Market cap||$36.3 M||$663.5 M||$526.1 M||$9.0 M||$868.7 M|
|Total shares||3.0 M||7.5 M||19.1 M||12.5 M||35.7 M|
|Float shares||2.5 M||6.7 M||17.4 M||8.3 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%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$11.70 - $12.28|
|Average true range||$0.49|
|50d mov avg||$11.86|
|100d mov avg||$13.33|
|200d mov avg||$14.42|
Hudson Global performanceTo 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.
|BBSIBarrett Business ...||7.87%||20.03%||41.39%|
|HSIIHeidrick & Strugg...||-10.22%||-28.33%||-21.11%|
|RHIRobert Half Inter...||-1.45%||-12.60%||-20.57%|