Stage Stores stock: buy or sell?

SSI stock price: $2.14 -1.38% At close on October 18th, 2019

Updated on:
October 18th, 2019

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Stage Stores shares slightly fell -1.38% to $2.14 on Oct 18th. On October 11th SSI skyrocketed an astounding 10.97%. On Monday SSI collapsed a bloodcurdling -6.76%.

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?

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Check the only buy setup that matches with Stage Stores stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MAYes

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 month.

Stage Stores stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Stage Stores closed on October/18 at $2.14 and slightly fell an awful -1.38%.

Stage Stores closed on Oct 18th at $2.14 and slightly fell an awful -1.38%. Since October/18 when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, SSI price slipped $-0.03 per share (-1.38%). In the last 31 days when SSI stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $1.24 (137.78%). From a daily perspective, SSI is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($1.34, on October 2nd) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($2.57, on Monday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top SSI might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $2.57 or down under $1.34.

SSI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an amazing 29.54% in a week last week, Stage Stores closed this week at $2.14 and collapsed a frightening -9.70%.

Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up this week, SSI price slid a -9.70%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid September, SSI climbed $1.31 (157.83%).

SSI stock chart (weekly)

Stage Stores stock price history

Stage Stores IPO was on August 30th, 2001 at $2.40 per share1. Since then, SSI stock sliced a -10.80%, with a yearly average of -0.60%.

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

Stage Stores stock historical price chart

SSI stock reached 52-week highs on Monday at $2.57, and all-time highs 2013-04-25 with a price of 19.19.

Stage Stores 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. 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 30 days we have not detected any price target for Stage Stores stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On March, Stage Stores didn't meet the expectations of the experts and reported a dreadful EPS of $0.25 per share when experts were expecting $0.73.
SSI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a-0.7n/a
2017-Q3-n/a-0.92n/a
2017-Q42018-03-08n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-03-08n/a0.45n/a
2018-Q22018-05-24n/a-1.14n/a
2018-Q32018-08-23n/a-0.6n/a
2018-Q42018-11-20n/a-0.65n/a
2019-Q12019-03-070.730.25-65.8%
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2019, Stage Stores annual turnover grew a good 3.09% to $1,641.48 M dollars from $1,592.28 marked in 2018. In contrast, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) decreased to -5.34%, that is $-87.71 million.

SSI annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$1,630 M-$16 M1.0%-
2014$1,640 M0.61%$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 M0.28%$3.78 M0.2%1.34%
2016$1,440 M-10.25%$-37.90 M-2.6%-1,102.65%
2017$1,443 M0.19%$-37.90 M-2.6%-0.01%
2017$1,590 M10.21%$-37.32 M-2.3%-1.52%
2018$1,592 M0.14%$-37.32 M-2.3%0.01%
2019$1,641 M3.09%$-87.71 M-5.3%135.01%

Quarterly financial results

Stage Stores reported $537.72 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 49.19% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-7.76 million with a profit margin of -1.44%. Profit margin escalated a 7.26% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -8.70%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Stage Stores sales marked a beatiful gain and soared a 5.52%.
SSI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$309 M-$-18.99 M-6.2%-
2017-Q3$377 M22.19%$-6.31 M-1.7%-66.77%
2017-Q4$357 M-5.26%$-17.72 M-5.0%180.86%
2018-Q1$510 M42.64%$5.64 M1.1%-131.85%
2018-Q2$360 M-29.40%$-31.68 M-8.8%-661.27%
2018-Q3$384 M6.63%$-16.92 M-4.4%-46.58%
2018-Q4$360 M-6.04%$-31.35 M-8.7%85.28%
2019-Q1$538 M49.19%$-7.76 M-1.4%-75.25%

Stage Stores ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Stage Stores shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 12.50% of all shares.

In case of Stage Stores stock, 49.11% 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 following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

SSIAEOANFCTRNDDS
Market cap$61.3 M$2.6 B$1.0 B$222.0 M$1.4 B
Total shares28.7 M172.2 M63.2 M12.1 M21.7 M
Float shares17.8 M152.6 M62.1 M10.1 M9.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)49.1%94.6%115.6%90.3%112.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)12.5%5.9%1.1%9.9%18.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Stage Stores summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Open$2.15
Close$2.14
Day range$1.97 - $2.17
Previous close$2.17
Session gain-1.38%
Average true range$0.28
50d mov avg$1.24
100d mov avg$1.01
200d mov avg$1.01
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb06c

Stage Stores performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We picked American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Citi Trends, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Nordstrom, Ross Stores, Stein Mart and TJX Companies as the bechmarking frame for Stage Stores stock.
Stock3m6m12m
SSIStage Stores189.19%103.81%30.49%
AEOAmerican Eagle Ou...-16.23%-31.46%-25.70%
ANFAbercrombie & Fit...-13.24%-41.94%-1.85%
CTRNCiti Trends18.89%-4.37%-27.81%
DDSDillard's-16.63%-10.33%-2.63%
JCPJ.C. Penney11.11%-21.26%-34.21%
JWNNordstrom17.86%-19.21%-39.46%
ROSTRoss Stores7.31%14.69%21.80%
SMRTStein Mart-4.65%-14.58%-59.00%
TJXTJX Companies10.94%10.47%14.38%

Stage Stores competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Stage Stores competitors to review if you are interested in investing in SSI: