YY stock: buy or sell?

YY stock price: $55.83 -12.02% At close on May 22nd, 2020

Updated on:
May 22nd, 2020


The Chinese company shares collapsed -12.02% to $55.83 on May 22nd. On Tuesday YY skyrocketed an extraordinary 5.45%.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates a live streaming platform in the People's Republic of China. It engages users to interact in live online group activities through voice, text, and video, as well as to create and organize groups of various sizes to discover and participate in a range of online activities, including music shows, online games, dating shows, live game broadcasting, and e-learning.

Should I buy YY stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with YY 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 YY will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is YY stock a buy?

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

YY stock analysis

Daily outlook

The Internet company collapsed a scary -12.02% and closed at $55.83.

The Chinese company shares collapsed -12.02% to $55.83 on May 22nd. In this session, the live streaming company stock crossed down the SMA200d line. If you are using SMA200d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock.

YY stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

YY ended this week at $55.83 and gained a nice 1.79%. Late April YY collapsed a chilling -11.42% in just one week. By mid April YY skyrocketed an outstanding 8.35% in just one week.

If you observe the weekly chart, price is in a simple uptrend, tested $50.71 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $64.00.

YY stock chart (weekly)

YY stock price history

YY stock went public on November 21st, 2012 with a price of $10.501. Since then, YY stock surged a 431.70%, with an average of 61.70% per year. If you had invested right after YY's IPO a $1,000 in YY stock in 2012, it would worth $4,317.00 today.

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

YY stock historical price chart

YY stock reached 52-week highs on June at $79.90, and all-time highs 2018-01-26 with a price of 142.97.

YY stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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 30 days we have not found any price forecast for the Internet company stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, the Guangzhou based company reported its latest financial data, aligned with analysts' consensus and published a $1.87 Earnings per Share. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
YY earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an astounding gain of 35.95% to $15,763.60 million USD. However, its profit margin (compared to sales) dropped to 14.01%, that is $2,209.01 million.

YY annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$297 M-$78 M26.2%-
2014$3,678 M1,138.84%$1,064 M28.9%1,268.39%
2015$5,897 M60.32%$1,033 M17.5%-2.93%
2016$8,204 M39.12%$1,524 M18.6%47.49%
2017$11,595 M41.33%$2,513 M21.7%64.90%
2018$15,764 M35.95%$2,209 M14.0%-12.09%

Quarterly financial results

YY posted $4,640.92 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 13.18% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $688.62 M with a profit margin of 14.84%. Profit margin decreased a -1.03% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.87%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, YY sales marked a dazzling growth and rocketed a 27.97%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, YY posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
YY quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$329 M-$79 M24.0%-
2017-Q2$380 M15.55%$84 M22.0%6.05%
2017-Q3$465 M22.22%$96 M20.6%14.31%
2017-Q4$3,627 M680.31%$740 M20.4%674.62%
2018-Q1$3,249 M-10.41%$933 M28.7%26.07%
2018-Q2$3,773 M16.14%$-137 M-3.6%-114.67%
2018-Q3$4,100 M8.67%$651 M15.9%-575.35%
2018-Q4$4,641 M13.18%$689 M14.8%5.83%

YY ownership

Having a look at YY ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For YY, 1.43% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of YY stock, 72.13% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for YY stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to YY:

Market cap$4.5 B
Total shares81.0 M
Float shares54.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)72.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%

YY summary

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Day range$55.81 - $61.88
Previous close$63.46
Session gain-12.02%
Average true range$3.37
50d mov avg$55.38
100d mov avg$57.82
200d mov avg$58.07
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb01a

YY performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared YY against in the following table:
YY -5.13%-8.48%-12.93%

YY competitors

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

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