Stage Stores stock: buy or sell?
May 22nd, 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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Stage Stores stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|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 detect any rating for SSI stock for the last 30 days.
Stage Stores stock analysis
After sliding a bloodcurdling -66.67% on Thursday, Stage Stores closed on Friday at $0.04 and rocketed a dazzling 33.33%.
After sliding a bloodcurdling -66.67% on Thursday, Stage Stores closed on Friday at $0.04 and rocketed a dazzling 33.33%. Since January when SSI stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-3.25 per share (-98.78%).
Shares of Stage Stores closed this week at $0.04 and plummed a bloodcurdling -20.00%. Late April SSI skyrocketed an astounding 31.58% in just one week. This was the third red week in a row, sliding in full a -135.90%.
After giving up the previous support, price will slice down to find new supports. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late January, SSI fell $-3.60 per share (-98.90%). Trading stocks that are below 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.
Stage Stores stock price history
Stage Stores stock went public on February 22nd, 2010 with a price of $8.371. Since then, SSI stock lost a -99.50%, with a yearly average of -10.00%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Stage Stores stock historical price chart
SSI stock reached 52-week highs on January 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, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 month we have not detected any price forecast for Stage Stores stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareStage Stores failed experts when it posted 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 resultsIn 2019, Stage Stores annual revenues grew a decent 3.09% to $1,641.48 million dollars from $1,592.28 marked in 2018. By contrast, its income margin (compared to sales) decreased to -5.34%, that is $-87.71 million.
|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 M in revenues 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 rose 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 good 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 ownershipReviewing Stage Stores ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.
Stage Stores shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 17.64% of all shares.
In case of Stage Stores stock, 42.01% 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.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Stage Stores:
|Market cap||$1.2 M|
|Total shares||28.9 M|
|Float shares||20.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||42.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||17.6%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
Stage Stores summary
|Friday, May 22nd, 2020|
|Day range||$0.03 - $0.05|
|Average true range||$0.06|
|50d mov avg||$0.38|
|100d mov avg||$1.54|
|200d mov avg||$2.11|
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