TCS stock: buy or sell?

TCS stock price: $7.04 2.77% At close on July 16th, 2019

Updated on:
July 16th, 2019

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After sliding for 4 sessions, Tuesday Container Store jumped an excellent 2.77%, closing at $7.04. On Thursday TCS plummed a hair-raising -6.13%. On July 5th TCS climbed an extraordinary 6.60%. Last session broke a streak of 4 red days in a row.

The Container Store Group, Inc. engages in the retailing of storage and organization products and solutions in the United States.

Should I buy TCS 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 matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Container Store 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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Container Store stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we detected 2 ratings published for TCS stock in the last 30 days.

Is TCS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-11Goldman Sachs GroupSellSell
2019-5-16Barclaysn/aHold

TCS stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding for 4 sessions, Tuesday Container Store jumped an excellent 2.77%, closing at $7.04.

After sliding for 4 days, Tuesday Container Store jumped an excellent 2.77%, closing at $7.04. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Thursday, TCS fell $-0.40 per share (-5.38%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on Jun/20, TCS price slid a -8.57%.

TCS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a bloodcurdling -10.90% in a week last week, Container Store closed this week at $7.04 and stepped up a slightly fine 1.00%. Early July TCS climbed an impressive 5.30% in just one week.

Container Store is in a clear downtrend, marking consecutive falling tops and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. There is an opportunity to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since last week, when TCS stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.69 per share (-8.93%). Stocks below the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Early June, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 0.14%.

TCS stock chart (weekly)

TCS stock price history

TCS IPO was on November 1st, 2013 at $35.00 per share1. Since then, TCS stock declined a -79.90%, with a yearly average of -16.00%.

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

TCS stock historical price chart

TCS stock reached 52-week highs on August at $12.42, and all-time highs 2013-12-31 with a price of 47.07.

TCS stock price target is $8.50

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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 2 price targets for TCS stock:
TCS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-11Goldman Sachs GroupInitiatesn/a$7.00-
2019-5-16BarclaysReiteratesn/a$10.00-
(in average)$0.00$8.500.0%
Moving in a range from $10.00 and $7.00, the price forecast for Container Store stock is $8.50. In average, analysts' outlook on TCS price target is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Container Store missed the expectations of the analysts and posted a scary EPS of $0.07 per share when experts were expecting $0.11.
TCS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q32017-11-070.060.12100.0%
2017-Q42018-02-060.130.11-15.4%
2018-Q12018-05-220.240.18-25.0%
2018-Q22018-07-31-0.12-0.08n/a
2018-Q32018-10-300.140.1-28.6%
2018-Q42019-02-050.110.07-36.4%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Container Store annual revenues grew a nice 4.55% to $857.23 M USD from $819.93 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained steady a 0.44% to 2.27%.

Container Store fiscal year ends in March, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Container Store TTM sales up to December 2018 were $874.68 and income $5.40 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Container Store business evolution since March 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, stepped up a slightly fine 2.04%. In contrary, profit margin (net income/sales) decreased at 2.27%.

TCS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$707 M-$-0.13 M-0.0%-
2014$749 M5.91%$8.17 M1.1%-6,384.62%
2015$782 M4.45%$23 M2.9%177.52%
2016$795 M1.63%$5.14 M0.6%-77.32%
2017$820 M3.18%$15 M1.8%190.80%
2018$857 M4.55%$19 M2.3%29.93%
TTM $875 M2.04%$5.40 M0.6%-72.21%

Quarterly financial results

Container Store posted $221.64 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -1.25% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $9.32 M with a profit margin of 4.21%. Profit margin raised a 2.76% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.44%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Container Store sales marked a tight move and stayed steady a -0.60%.
TCS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$221 M-$8.38 M3.8%-
2017-Q2$183 M-17.18%$-7.68 M-4.2%-191.65%
2017-Q3$218 M19.30%$-0.88 M-0.4%-88.61%
2017-Q4$223 M2.10%$28.38 M12.7%-3,343.31%
2018-Q1$233 M4.39%$-0.40 M-0.2%-101.41%
2018-Q2$196 M-15.87%$-6.76 M-3.5%1,595.24%
2018-Q3$224 M14.62%$3.24 M1.4%-147.92%
2018-Q4$222 M-1.25%$9.32 M4.2%187.60%

Container Store ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Container Store shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 30.66% of all shares.

In case of Container Store stock, 27.79% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for TCS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

TCSAMZNBBBYETHKIRK
Market cap$344.3 M$994.4 B$1.4 B$550.7 M$24.7 M
Total shares48.9 M492.1 M128.2 M26.6 M14.3 M
Float shares16.8 M412.7 M118.2 M24.6 M11.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)27.8%57.1%112.1%91.6%106.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)30.7%16.1%3.8%9.1%4.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

TCS summary

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Open$6.81
Close$7.04
Day range$6.81 - $7.06
Previous close$6.85
Session gain2.77%
Average true range$0.32
50d mov avg$7.62
100d mov avg$7.70
200d mov avg$7.26
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

Container Store performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We picked Amazon.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ethan Allen Interiors, Kirkland's, Pier 1 Imports, Sleep Number, Target, Tuesday Morning, Walmart and Williams-Sonoma as the bechmarking frame for Container Store stock.
Stock3m6m12m
TCSContainer Store-19.08%16.36%-8.81%
AMZNAmazon.com8.56%19.15%11.43%
BBBYBed Bath & Beyond-38.56%-26.63%-41.19%
ETHEthan Allen Inter...4.28%13.10%-6.58%
KIRKKirkland's-70.53%-84.06%-84.76%
PIRPier 1 Imports-37.50%-57.14%-86.11%
SNBRSleep Number5.52%14.87%31.72%
TGTTarget7.00%27.18%17.47%
TUESTuesday Morning-14.72%-10.64%-38.46%
WMTWalmart11.82%18.69%33.21%
WSMWilliams-Sonoma23.59%32.55%16.89%

Container Store competitors

We chose a few stocks to conform a list of Container Store competitors to check if you are interested in investing in TCS: