WillScot stock: buy or sell?

WSC stock price: $9.59 -5.33% At close on April 1st, 2020

Updated on:
April 1st, 2020

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WillScot plunged a scary -5.33% and closed at $9.59. Wednesday was the 4th red session in a row, sliding in full a -17.76%. On Thursday WSC rocketed an outstanding 8.12%.

WillScot Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various specialty rental services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Should I buy WillScot stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. 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 WillScot stock situation right now, therefore 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 WSC will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is WillScot stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for WSC stock for the last 30 days.

WillScot stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of WillScot plunged a scary -5.33% and closed at $9.59.

WillScot plunged a scary -5.33% and closed at $9.59. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Mar 5th, WSC fell $-7.56 per share (-44.08%). On February, WSC hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $19.73 recorded on February. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

WSC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an exceptional 28.52% in a week last week, WillScot closed this week at $9.59 and plummed a scary -12.90%.

Not so far away is the last price record WillScot marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 51.54%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early March, WSC fell $-7.95 per share (-45.32%). Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up early July, WSC price slid a -36.24%.

WSC stock chart (weekly)

WillScot stock price history

WillScot IPO was on November 5th, 2015 at $9.65 per share1. Since then, WSC stock sliced a -0.60%, with a yearly average of -0.20%.

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

WillScot stock historical price chart

WSC stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $19.79.

WillScot stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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' WSC 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 found any price prediction for WillScot stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when WillScot posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
WSC 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-Q42018-03-150.02-1.18n/a
2018-Q12018-05-030.020.01-50.0%
2018-Q22018-08-070.01n/an/a
2018-Q32018-11-08-0.05-0.1n/a
2018-Q42019-03-14-0.040.13n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a dazzling growth of 68.50% to $751.41 million USD. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) boosted to -6.53%, that is $-49.04 million.

WSC annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2015$453 M-$-71.59 M-15.8%-
2017$446 M-1.63%$-147.70 M-33.1%106.33%
2018$751 M68.50%$-49.04 M-6.5%-66.80%

Quarterly financial results

WillScot posted $257.40 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 17.58% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-9.57 M with a profit margin of -3.72%. Profit margin skyrocketed a 11.59% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -15.31%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, WillScot sales marked an extraordinary gain and rocketed a 113.82%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, WillScot posted 5 negative quarters in a row.
WSC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q4$120 M-$-123.27 M-102.4%-
2018-Q1$135 M11.94%$-6.19 M-4.6%-94.98%
2018-Q2$140 M4.14%$0.24 M0.2%-103.81%
2018-Q3$219 M56.00%$-33.52 M-15.3%-14,302.97%
2018-Q4$257 M17.58%$-9.57 M-3.7%-71.45%

WillScot ownership

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

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For WillScot, 47.44% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of WillScot stock, 54.59% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for WSC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

WSC
Market cap$1.1 B
Total shares110.3 M
Float shares55.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)54.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)47.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

WillScot summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Open$9.83
Close$9.59
Day range$9.52 - $10.23
Previous close$10.13
Session gain-5.33%
Average true range$1.31
50d mov avg$15.54
100d mov avg$16.65
200d mov avg$15.90
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern

WillScot performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for WillScot stock.
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WSCWillScot-48.11%-38.41%-18.80%

WillScot competitors

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