Stage Stores stock: buy or sell?

SSI stock price: $0.04 33.33% At close on May 22nd, 2020

Updated on:
May 22nd, 2020

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After sliding a bloodcurdling -66.67% on Thursday, Stage Stores closed on Friday at $0.04 and rocketed a dazzling 33.33%.

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.

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 SSI will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

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

Daily outlook

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%).

SSI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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.

SSI stock chart (weekly)

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%.

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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 target

Nobody 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 Share

Stage Stores failed experts when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.25 when the market consensus was $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 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.

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 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%.
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

Reviewing 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:

SSI
Market cap$1.2 M
Total shares28.9 M
Float shares20.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)42.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)17.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Stage Stores summary

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Open$0.03
Close$0.04
Day range$0.03 - $0.05
Previous close$0.03
Session gain33.33%
Average true range$0.06
50d mov avg$0.38
100d mov avg$1.54
200d mov avg$2.11
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt02c

Stage Stores performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Stage Stores stock.
Stock3m6m12m
SSIStage Stores-93.55%-99.14%-96.15%

Stage Stores competitors

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