why E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $52.79

E*TRADE Financial Corporation [NASDAQ: ETFC] slipped around -0.34 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $53.97 at the close of the session, down -0.63%. The company report on August 24, 2020 that E*TRADE Advisor Services Study Reveals RIAs Enter Bearish Territory.

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E*TRADE Advisor Services, a provider of integrated technology, custody, and practice management support for registered investment advisors (RIAs), today announced results from the most recent wave of its Independent Advisor Tracking study, which covers advisor views on the market, the industry, their business, and clients.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation stock is now 18.96% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. ETFC Stock saw the intraday high of $54.85 and lowest of $53.78 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 57.30, which means current price is +109.51% above from all time high which was touched on 02/20/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 2.33M shares, ETFC reached a trading volume of 1053994 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ETFC shares is $52.79 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ETFC stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 07, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on October 03, 2019, representing the official price target for E*TRADE Financial Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $56 to $31, while Barclays kept a Underweight rating on ETFC stock. On September 09, 2019, analysts decreased their price target for ETFC shares from 55 to 45.50.

The Average True Range (ATR) for E*TRADE Financial Corporation is set at 1.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for ETFC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.88. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 31.08. Price to Free Cash Flow for ETFC in the course of the last twelve months was 4.63.

How has ETFC stock performed recently?

E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.02. With this latest performance, ETFC shares gained by 1.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 33.72% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ETFC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.54, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.39 for E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 51.58, while it was recorded at 53.45 for the last single week of trading, and 44.93 for the last 200 days.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC] shares currently have an operating margin of +42.52 and a Gross Margin at +85.17. E*TRADE Financial Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +30.39.

Return on Total Capital for ETFC is now 16.32, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.70. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.57, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.51. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 25.14. Additionally, ETFC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 20.09, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 2.68. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 27.43, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 19.61.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC] managed to generate an average of $231,684 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.31 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.05.

Earnings analysis for E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, E*TRADE Financial Corporation posted 1.08/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 6.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ETFC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for E*TRADE Financial Corporation go to -6.73%.

Insider trade positions for E*TRADE Financial Corporation [ETFC]

There are presently around $10,539 million, or 89.20% of ETFC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ETFC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,656,755, which is approximately -2.213% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 17,678,183 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $954.09 million in ETFC stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $723.87 million in ETFC stock with ownership of nearly 8.789% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in E*TRADE Financial Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 172 institutional holders increased their position in E*TRADE Financial Corporation [NASDAQ:ETFC] by around 19,999,066 shares. Additionally, 261 investors decreased positions by around 29,256,545 shares, while 52 investors held positions by with 146,023,441 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 195,279,052 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ETFC stock had 58 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,601,686 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 9,516,920 shares during the same period.

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