Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK] is 14.77% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Shake Shack Inc. [NYSE: SHAK] traded at a high on 09/10/20, posting a 0.97 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $68.37. The company report on September 2, 2020 that Shake Shack to Participate in September Virtual Investor Conferences.

Shake Shack Inc. (“Shake Shack” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SHAK), today announced that the Company will be participating in the following virtual investor conferences in September:.

The fireside chats will be webcast live from the Company’s Investor Relations website at on the Events & Presentations page.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2533677 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Shake Shack Inc. stands at 4.47% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.37%.

The market cap for SHAK stock reached $2.62 billion, with 37.31 million shares outstanding and 30.67 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.42M shares, SHAK reached a trading volume of 2533677 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SHAK shares is $53.46 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SHAK 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.

Wedbush have made an estimate for Shake Shack Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 20, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 21, 2020, representing the official price target for Shake Shack Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $76 to $40, while Credit Suisse kept a Neutral rating on SHAK stock. On March 20, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for SHAK shares from 100 to 40.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Shake Shack Inc. is set at 2.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for SHAK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.98.

How has SHAK stock performed recently?

Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.38. With this latest performance, SHAK shares gained by 29.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 88.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -30.86% 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 SHAK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 74.76, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 75.53, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 69.42 for Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 55.32, while it was recorded at 67.16 for the last single week of trading, and 55.62 for the last 200 days.

Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.04 and a Gross Margin at +18.03. Shake Shack Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.33.

Return on Total Capital for SHAK is now 8.75, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.64. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.55, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.50. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 113.93. Additionally, SHAK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 53.25, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 34.99. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 103.26, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 48.27.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK] managed to generate an average of $2,608 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 57.92 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.75.Shake Shack Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

Earnings analysis for Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Shake Shack Inc. posted 0.26/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.2/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 30.00%. 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 SHAK.

Insider trade positions for Shake Shack Inc. [SHAK]

There are presently around $2,622 million, or 80.61% of SHAK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SHAK stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 5,146,526, which is approximately 18.134% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 3,743,135 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $255.92 million in SHAK stocks shares; and GILDER GAGNON HOWE & CO LLC, currently with $204.43 million in SHAK stock with ownership of nearly 35.747% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Shake Shack Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 164 institutional holders increased their position in Shake Shack Inc. [NYSE:SHAK] by around 10,038,240 shares. Additionally, 81 investors decreased positions by around 5,350,328 shares, while 34 investors held positions by with 22,964,791 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 38,353,359 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SHAK stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,894,952 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 1,930,741 shares during the same period.

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