MDSO stock: buy or sell?

MDSO stock price: $92.22 -0.02% At close on October 28th, 2019

Updated on:
October 28th, 2019

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Medidata Solutions closed on October at $92.22 and stayed constant a neutral -0.02%.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides cloud-based solutions for life sciences worldwide. It offers Medidata Clinical Cloud that provides a software-as-a-service platform of technology and data analytics solutions to optimize activities across clinical development.

Should I buy MDSO 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 strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Medidata Solutions 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 doesn't mean MDSO will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Medidata Solutions stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 7 ratings published for MDSO stock in the last month.

Is MDSO a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-6-13SunTrust Banksn/aHold
2019-6-12William BlairOutperformMarket Perform
2019-6-12Piper Jaffray CompaniesOverweightNeutral
2019-6-12JPMorgan Chase & Co.UnderweightNeutral
2019-6-12GuggenheimBuyNeutral
2019-4-24SunTrust BanksBuyHold
2019-4-23Wells Fargo & CoOutperformMarket Perform

MDSO stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Medidata Solutions closed on October at $92.22 and stayed stable a neutral -0.02%.

Medidata Solutions shares stayed steady -0.02% to $92.22 on October. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on October, MDSO climbed $0.70 (0.76%).

MDSO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Medidata Solutions ended this week at $92.22 and stayed stable a neutral -0.02%.

Since early May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, MDSO price slipped $-1.75 per share (-1.86%). Since early April when MDSO stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $18.98 (25.91%). Far behind is the all-time high Medidata Solutions hit late April but price is just -6.47% below that top.

MDSO stock chart (weekly)

MDSO stock price history

MDSO IPO was on June 25th, 2009 at $9.00 per share1. Since then, MDSO stock surged a 924.70%, with a yearly average of 92.50%. If you had invested right after MDSO's IPO a $1,000 in MDSO stock in 2009, it would worth $9,247.00 today.

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

MDSO stock historical price chart

MDSO stock reached all-time highs on April with a price of $98.60.

MDSO stock price target is $92.30

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. 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. Currently, only 1 price prediction for Medidata Solutions stock was posted in the last month:
MDSO stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-6-13SunTrust BanksRaises Target$85.00$92.258.5%
(in average)$85.00$92.309.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Medidata Solutions reported its latest financial data, posting an outstanding gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst expected $0.16 per share, but Medidata Solutions posted $0.26.
MDSO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.14n/a
2017-Q32017-10-260.310.336.5%
2017-Q42018-02-080.310.4132.3%
2018-Q12018-04-190.180.2433.3%
2018-Q22018-07-240.190.2426.3%
2018-Q32018-10-180.150.2140.0%
2018-Q42019-02-120.160.2662.5%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Medidata Solutions annual sales skyrocketed a dazzling 16.81% to $635.70 M USD from $544.21 marked in 2017. Nevertheless, its earnings margin (compared to sales) remained stable to 8.17%, that is $51.92 million.

MDSO annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$277 M-$17 M6.0%-
2014$335 M21.03%$6.09 M1.8%-63.43%
2015$393 M17.14%$13 M3.4%116.14%
2016$463 M18.06%$29 M6.3%120.12%
2017$544 M17.44%$48 M8.7%64.15%
2018$636 M16.81%$52 M8.2%9.13%

Quarterly financial results

Medidata Solutions posted $167.19 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 2.31% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $14.32 million with a profit margin of 8.56%. Profit margin grew a 2.02% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.54%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Medidata Solutions sales marked an astounding growth and climbed a 16.98%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Medidata Solutions posted 6 positive quarters in a row.
MDSO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$137 M-$8 M6.0%-
2017-Q3$140 M1.94%$13 M9.2%55.64%
2017-Q4$143 M2.02%$14 M9.7%7.60%
2018-Q1$149 M4.40%$10 M6.9%-25.27%
2018-Q2$156 M4.50%$17 M10.6%60.67%
2018-Q3$163 M4.81%$11 M6.5%-35.57%
2018-Q4$167 M2.31%$14 M8.6%33.97%
2019-Q1$174 M3.78%$11 M6.4%-22.17%

Medidata Solutions ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's 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 Medidata Solutions, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

MDSO
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

MDSO summary

Monday, October 28th, 2019
Open$92.24
Close$92.22
Day range$92.21 - $92.26
Previous close$92.24
Session gain-0.02%
Average true range$0.17
50d mov avg$91.72
100d mov avg$91.43
200d mov avg$85.43
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt11a

Medidata Solutions performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Medidata Solutions, the benchmark is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
MDSOMedidata Solution...0.94%-1.86%28.57%

Medidata Solutions competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Medidata Solutions competitor. This doesn't mean Medidata Solutions does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.