HSON stock: buy or sell?

HSON stock price: $12.51 -5.73% At close on June 25th, 2019

Updated on:
June 25th, 2019

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Hudson Global shares collapsed -5.73% to $12.51 yesterday. On Jun/18 HSON boosted a super good 7.00%.

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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean HSON will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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

Daily outlook

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%.

HSON stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 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 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.
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

In 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%.

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 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%.
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 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:

HSONBBSIHSIIJOBKELYA
Market cap$367.7 M$590.3 M$574.9 M$9.3 M$880.3 M
Total shares29.4 M7.4 M19.1 M12.1 M35.6 M
Float shares2.9 M6.7 M17.4 M7.8 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

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Open$13.39
Close$12.51
Day range$12.51 - $13.39
Previous close$13.27
Session gain-5.73%
Average true range$0.64
50d mov avg$14.78
100d mov avg$14.52
200d mov avg$15.75
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

Hudson Global performance

Performance 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:
Stock3m6m12m
HSONHudson Global-19.29%-9.35%-19.29%
BBSIBarrett Business ...3.35%40.62%-16.41%
HSIIHeidrick & Strugg...-21.20%-2.40%-12.84%
JOBGEE-35.83%18.46%-66.08%
KELYAKelly Services12.32%22.64%11.41%
KFRCKforce0.20%16.74%4.20%
KFYKorn Ferry-13.73%-1.68%-37.21%
MANManpower15.48%47.84%12.38%
MHHMastech Digital-22.89%-24.00%-40.99%
RHIRobert Half Inter...-13.80%0.05%-12.60%

Hudson Global competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Hudson Global. We picked 9 companies as Hudson Global competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.