TCS stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
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. 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 like to 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 Container Store stock situation right now, therefore 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 Container Store stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 3 ratings published for TCS stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-11||Goldman Sachs Group||Sell||Sell|
TCS stock analysis
Container Store plummed a dreadful -4.21% and closed at $4.32.
Shares of Container Store plummed a dreadful -4.21% and closed at $4.32. Since July when TCS stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-3.12 per share (-41.94%).
After boosting a super good 6.13% in a week last week, Container Store closed this week at $4.32 and collapsed a chilling -11.66%.
Since mid July, when TCS stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-2.65 per share (-38.02%). Trading stocks that are under 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.
TCS stock price history
TCS stock went public on November 1st, 2013 with a price of $35.001. Since then, TCS stock sliced a -87.70%, with a yearly average of -17.50%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
TCS stock historical price chart
TCS stock reached 52-week highs at $11.47, and all-time highs 2013-12-31 with a price of 47.07.
TCS stock price target is $8.50Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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. We found 2 price forecasts for Container Store stock published in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-11||Goldman Sachs Group||Initiates||n/a||$7.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareContainer Store failed experts on February when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.07 when the analysts' forecast was $0.11.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a good growth of 4.55% to $857.23 M USD. In contrast, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) stayed steady to 2.27%, that is $19.43 million. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Container Store, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2018-Q4 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Container Store TTM sales up to December 2018 were $874.68 and income was $5.40 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Container Store business evolution since March 2018: Annual revenues up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, appreciated a slightly fine 2.04%. On the other hand, profit margin (net income/revenues) slightly fell at 2.27%.
|2013||$707 M||-||$-0.13 M-0.0%||-|
|2014||$749 M||5.91%||$8.17 M1.1%||-6,384.62%|
|2015||$782 M||4.45%||$23 M2.9%||177.52%|
|2016||$795 M||1.63%||$5.14 M0.6%||-77.32%|
|2017||$820 M||3.18%||$15 M1.8%||190.80%|
|2018||$857 M||4.55%||$19 M2.3%||29.93%|
|TTM||$875 M||2.04%||$5.40 M0.6%||-72.21%|
Quarterly financial resultsContainer Store posted $221.64 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -1.25% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $9.32 million 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 revenues to same quarter last year, Container Store sales marked a neutral movement and remained constant a -0.60%.
|2017-Q1||$221 M||-||$8.38 M3.8%||-|
|2017-Q2||$183 M||-17.18%||$-7.68 M-4.2%||-191.65%|
|2017-Q3||$218 M||19.30%||$-0.88 M-0.4%||-88.61%|
|2017-Q4||$223 M||2.10%||$28.38 M12.7%||-3,343.31%|
|2018-Q1||$233 M||4.39%||$-0.40 M-0.2%||-101.41%|
|2018-Q2||$196 M||-15.87%||$-6.76 M-3.5%||1,595.24%|
|2018-Q3||$224 M||14.62%||$3.24 M1.4%||-147.92%|
|2018-Q4||$222 M||-1.25%||$9.32 M4.2%||187.60%|
Container Store ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to overview 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 context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$212.7 M||$901.0 B||$1.3 B||$494.3 M||$19.1 M|
|Total shares||49.2 M||494.7 M||127.8 M||26.6 M||14.2 M|
|Float shares||17.4 M||416.2 M||118.1 M||24.6 M||10.0 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$4.30 - $4.63|
|Average true range||$0.24|
|50d mov avg||$5.22|
|100d mov avg||$6.48|
|200d mov avg||$6.57|
Container Store performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We chose 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.
|BBBYBed Bath & Beyond||-12.29%||-24.89%||-44.93%|
|ETHEthan Allen Inter...||-6.82%||2.14%||-11.01%|
|PIRPier 1 Imports||-14.12%||-35.99%||-66.45%|