TWO stock: buy or sell?

TWO stock price: $4.62 1.32% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020

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Two Harbors Investments shares gained 1.32% to $4.62 yesterday. On Tuesday TWO plunged a frightening -65.52%. On Wednesday TWO boosted an astounding 44.23%.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights, commercial real estate assets, and other financial assets in the United States.

Should I buy TWO stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with Two Harbors Investments 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 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 Two Harbors Investments stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for TWO stock for the last 30 days.

TWO stock analysis

Daily outlook

Two Harbors Investments gained a decent 1.32% and closed at $4.62.

Two Harbors Investments ended yesterday at $4.62 and gained a decent 1.32%. In the last 19 days when TWO stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-8.94 per share (-65.93%). TWO marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $6.38 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. On February/20, TWO hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $15.65 recorded on February 19th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

TWO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Two Harbors Investments plunged a dreadful -17.50% this week. Counting this, it's been 3 red weeks in a row, sliding $-8.94 or a -65.98%.

The support failed to resist and TWO sinked deeper. Not so far away is the last price record Two Harbors Investments marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 70.85%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early March, TWO fell $-8.94 per share (-65.93%). Stocks below the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since mid October 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, TWO price slipped $-8.45 per share (-64.65%).

TWO stock chart (weekly)

TWO stock price history

TWO IPO was on October 30th, 2009 at $6.04 per share1. Since then, TWO stock sliced a -23.50%, with a yearly average of -2.40%.

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

TWO stock historical price chart

TWO stock reached all-time highs on Feb 20th with a price of $15.85.

TWO stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' TWO 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 Two Harbors Investments stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Two Harbors Investments presented slightly fine results for 2018-Q4 . Two Harbors Investments raised Earnings per Share (EPS) by 4.30%, beating analysts estimates of $0.47. Two Harbors Investments posted $0.49.
TWO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q4-n/an/an/a
2018-Q12018-05-080.470.482.1%
2018-Q22018-08-070.480.5310.4%
2018-Q32018-11-060.480.480.0%
2018-Q42019-02-060.470.494.3%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Two Harbors Investments annual sales plummed a frightening -52.63% to $152.42 M USD from $321.78 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) collapsed a -137.39% to -29.06%.

TWO annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$500 M-$575 M114.9%-
2014$136 M-72.87%$167 M123.1%-70.93%
2015$571 M320.42%$492 M86.3%194.49%
2016$444 M-22.16%$353 M79.5%-28.23%
2017$322 M-27.55%$349 M108.3%-1.33%
2018$152 M-52.63%$-44.29 M-29.1%-112.71%

Quarterly financial results

Two Harbors Investments posted $-532.25 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -388.61% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-554.54 M with a profit margin of 104.19%. Profit margin skyrocketed a 84.70% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 19.49%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Two Harbors Investments sales marked a bloodcurdling decrease and plunged a -402.89%.
TWO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$203 M-$71.99 M35.5%-
2017-Q2$223 M10.10%$8.62 M3.9%-88.03%
2017-Q3$108 M-51.75%$102.06 M94.6%1,084.04%
2017-Q4$176 M62.95%$165.90 M94.4%62.55%
2018-Q1$352 M100.33%$334.81 M95.1%101.81%
2018-Q2$148 M-57.89%$139.49 M94.1%-58.34%
2018-Q3$184 M24.42%$35.95 M19.5%-74.23%
2018-Q4$-532 M-388.61%$-554.54 M104.2%-1,642.69%

Two Harbors Investments ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Two Harbors Investments shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.15% of all shares.

In case of Two Harbors Investments stock, 62.15% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for TWO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Two Harbors Investments:

TWO
Market cap$1.3 B
Total shares272.9 M
Float shares270.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)62.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

TWO summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Open$4.52
Close$4.62
Day range$4.30 - $4.76
Previous close$4.56
Session gain1.32%
Average true range$1.77
50d mov avg$12.71
100d mov avg$13.52
200d mov avg$13.02
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt06c

Two Harbors Investments performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Two Harbors Investments stock.
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TWOTwo Harbors Inves...-68.59%-63.93%-62.71%

Two Harbors Investments competitors

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