GEE stock: buy or sell?

JOB stock price: $0.80 2.56% At close on October 17th, 2019

Updated on:
October 17th, 2019

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After crossing up the SMA line of 100d yesterday, GEE shares closed today at $0.80. On Tuesday JOB plunged a scary -11.11%. On Wednesday JOB rocketed an exceptional 7.69%.

GEE Group, Inc. provides permanent and temporary professional, industrial, and physician assistant staffing and placement services in the United States.

Should I buy GEE stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Having a trading strategy 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.

Currently, GEE stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 GEE stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for JOB stock for the last month.

GEE stock analysis

Daily outlook

After boosting an exceptional 7.69% on Wednesday, GEE closed on Thursday at $0.80 and soared a great 2.56%.

After breaking up the simple moving average line of 100d yesterday, GEE closed at $0.80, soared a 2.56%. From a daily perspective, JOB is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($0.63, on Oct 4th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($0.84, on Oct 11th) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top JOB might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $0.84 or down under $0.63.

JOB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an outstanding 17.86% in a week last week, GEE closed this week at $0.80 and plummed a shocking -4.76%. Late September JOB collapsed a bloodcurdling -8.70% in just one week.

Last week JOB price bounced up over the SMA of 20 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

JOB stock chart (weekly)

GEE stock price history

GEE IPO was on June 16th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, JOB stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in GEE stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

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

GEE stock historical price chart

JOB stock reached 52-week highs at $2.75, and all-time highs 1997-12-31 with a price of 133.33.

GEE 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 30 days we have not found any price target for GEE stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last February, when GEE posted its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
JOB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.01n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.4n/a
2017-Q32017-12-28-0.16-0.27n/a
2017-Q42018-02-15-0.19-0.18n/a
2018-Q12018-05-16-0.01-0.28n/a
2018-Q22018-08-140.04-0.18n/a
2018-Q32018-12-27n/a-0.09n/a
2018-Q42019-02-14n/a-0.32n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, GEE annual turnover skyrocketed an outstanding 22.45% to $165.28 million USD from $134.98 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nevertheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) slightly fell a -2.82% to -4.58%.

To have an up to date view of the financial situation of GEE, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual GEE TTM sales up to December 2018 were $158.60 and income was $-9.23 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem GEE business evolution since September 2018: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, depreciated a fateful -4.05%. Regarding profit margin, GEE declined -1.24% to -4.58%

JOB annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$47 M-$-1.57 M-3.4%-
2014$40 M-14.38%$-1.36 M-3.4%-13.69%
2015$43 M8.98%$-4.66 M-10.7%244.06%
2016$83 M91.47%$1.17 M1.4%-125.16%
2017$135 M62.48%$-2.37 M-1.8%-302.22%
2018$165 M22.45%$-7.56 M-4.6%218.89%
TTM $159 M-4.05%$-9.23 M-5.8%21.96%

Quarterly financial results

GEE posted $38.54 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -3.47% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-3.45 million with a profit margin of -8.96%. Profit margin eased a -6.43% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.52%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, GEE sales marked a spooky drop down and plummed a -14.79%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, GEE posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
JOB quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$22 M-$-0.13 M-0.6%-
2017-Q2$46 M113.78%$-6.02 M-13.1%4,566.67%
2017-Q3$46 M0.62%$3.73 M8.0%-161.89%
2017-Q4$45 M-2.42%$-1.79 M-4.0%-148.07%
2018-Q1$40 M-11.88%$-2.88 M-7.2%60.69%
2018-Q2$40 M1.03%$-1.89 M-4.7%-34.43%
2018-Q3$40 M-0.84%$-1.01 M-2.5%-46.58%
2018-Q4$39 M-3.47%$-3.45 M-9.0%242.46%

GEE ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

GEE shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 27.22% of all shares.

In case of GEE stock, 3.86% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for JOB stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to GEE:

JOBHSIIKFYMANMHH
Market cap$10.0 M$514.2 M$2.1 B$5.2 B$64.3 M
Total shares12.5 M19.1 M57.1 M59.8 M11.0 M
Float shares8.3 M17.4 M55.3 M59.4 M2.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)3.9%94.1%92.1%95.2%11.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)27.2%2.6%4.3%0.7%74.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

GEE summary

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Open$0.75
Close$0.80
Day range$0.75 - $0.80
Previous close$0.78
Session gain2.56%
Average true range$0.08
50d mov avg$0.65
100d mov avg$0.76
200d mov avg$1.05
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt03a

GEE performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare GEE performance to Heidrick & Struggles International, Korn Ferry, Manpower, Mastech Digital and Robert Half International:
Stock3m6m12m
JOBGEE25.00%-37.50%-67.48%
HSIIHeidrick & Strugg...-9.89%-31.90%-4.31%
KFYKorn Ferry-7.10%-22.98%-18.51%
MANManpower-3.95%-9.60%17.84%
MHHMastech Digital12.33%-2.83%-15.75%
RHIRobert Half Inter...-3.89%-18.26%-8.90%

GEE competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for GEE. We chose 5 companies as GEE competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.