Stage Stores stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
Stage Stores, Inc. operates specialty department stores primarily in small and mid-sized towns and communities in the United States.
Should I buy Stage Stores stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following 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.
Currently, Stage Stores stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Stage Stores 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 SSI stock for the last 30 days.
Stage Stores stock analysis
Shares of Stage Stores closed yesterday at $3.55 and skyrocketed an outstanding 21.99%.
Stage Stores shares skyrocketed 21.99% to $3.55 yesterday. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on October, SSI price climbed $1.38 per share (63.59%). Since last September when SSI stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $2.65 (294.44%).
Stage Stores shares plunged -51.50% this week, ending at $3.55. Late December 2019 SSI rocketed a super good 17.76% in just one week.
Stage Stores stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. By mid October 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 49.79%. Since mid September 2019 when SSI stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $2.72 (327.71%).
Stage Stores stock price history
Stage Stores stock went public on August 30th, 2001 with a price of $2.401. Since then, SSI stock grew a 47.90%, with a yearly average of 2.70%. If you had invested right after SSI's IPO a $1,000 in Stage Stores stock in 2001, it would worth $479.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Stage Stores stock historical price chart
SSI stock reached 52-week highs on January/7 at $9.50, and all-time highs 2013-04-25 with a price of 19.19.
Stage Stores stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' SSI stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Stage Stores stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareStage Stores disappointed analysts on March when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.25 when the market consensus was $0.73.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2018, last anual revenues report draw a fine growth of 3.09% to $1,641.48 million USD. When comparing 2019 vs 2018, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) depreciated a -3.00% to -5.34%.
|2014||$1,630 M||-||$16 M1.0%||-|
|2014||$1,640 M||0.61%||$37 M2.3%||127.61%|
|2015||$1,639 M||-0.09%||$31 M1.9%||-17.40%|
|2015||$1,600 M||-2.35%||$3.73 M0.2%||-87.91%|
|2016||$1,604 M||0.28%||$3.78 M0.2%||1.34%|
|2016||$1,440 M||-10.25%||$-37.90 M-2.6%||-1,102.65%|
|2017||$1,443 M||0.19%||$-37.90 M-2.6%||-0.01%|
|2017||$1,590 M||10.21%||$-37.32 M-2.3%||-1.52%|
|2018||$1,592 M||0.14%||$-37.32 M-2.3%||0.01%|
|2019||$1,641 M||3.09%||$-87.71 M-5.3%||135.01%|
Quarterly financial resultsStage Stores posted $537.72 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a 49.19% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-7.76 million with a profit margin of -1.44%. Profit margin jumped a 7.26% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -8.70%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Stage Stores sales marked a nice gain and escalated a 5.52%.
|2017-Q2||$309 M||-||$-18.99 M-6.2%||-|
|2017-Q3||$377 M||22.19%||$-6.31 M-1.7%||-66.77%|
|2017-Q4||$357 M||-5.26%||$-17.72 M-5.0%||180.86%|
|2018-Q1||$510 M||42.64%||$5.64 M1.1%||-131.85%|
|2018-Q2||$360 M||-29.40%||$-31.68 M-8.8%||-661.27%|
|2018-Q3||$384 M||6.63%||$-16.92 M-4.4%||-46.58%|
|2018-Q4||$360 M||-6.04%||$-31.35 M-8.7%||85.28%|
|2019-Q1||$538 M||49.19%||$-7.76 M-1.4%||-75.25%|
Stage Stores ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Stage Stores shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 16.62% of all shares.
In case of Stage Stores stock, 41.90% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for SSI stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$102.6 M||$2.5 B||$1.1 B||$261.3 M||$1.5 B|
|Total shares||28.9 M||167.0 M||62.8 M||11.7 M||20.7 M|
|Float shares||17.9 M||150.6 M||62.0 M||10.1 M||9.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||41.9%||95.3%||108.3%||93.1%||112.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||16.6%||6.9%||1.3%||8.7%||18.9%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
Stage Stores summary
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$2.92 - $3.74|
|Average true range||$0.97|
|50d mov avg||$5.32|
|100d mov avg||$3.48|
|200d mov avg||$2.18|
Stage Stores performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Stage Stores against American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Citi Trends, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Nordstrom, Ross Stores, Stein Mart and TJX Companies in the following table:
|AEOAmerican Eagle Ou...||-1.87%||-17.79%||-26.43%|
|ANFAbercrombie & Fit...||13.10%||-1.88%||-10.15%|