BofA/Merrill lifts PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [NYSE: PMT] jumped around 0.55 points on Friday, while shares priced at $16.40 at the close of the session, up 3.47%.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust stock is now -26.42% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. PMT Stock saw the intraday high of $16.41 and lowest of $15.83 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 23.79, which means current price is +368.57% above from all time high which was touched on 02/07/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.04M shares, PMT reached a trading volume of 1303438 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PMT shares is $18.78 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PMT stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. 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.

BofA/Merrill have made an estimate for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 28, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on December 02, 2019, representing the official price target for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $24, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on PMT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is set at 0.59, with the Price to Sales ratio for PMT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.40. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.84, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.61. Price to Free Cash Flow for PMT in the course of the last twelve months was 4.08.

How has PMT stock performed recently?

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.12. With this latest performance, PMT shares dropped by -5.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 46.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -26.62% 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 PMT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.12, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.62, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.99 for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.83, while it was recorded at 16.43 for the last single week of trading, and 16.90 for the last 200 days.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.32 and a Gross Margin at +82.84. PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.59.

Return on Total Capital for PMT is now 1.98, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.63. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.24, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.31. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 372.90. Additionally, PMT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 78.85, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 77.64. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 31.93, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 5.93.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT] managed to generate an average of $225,791,000 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 452.78 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.

Earnings analysis for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust posted 0.71/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.52/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 36.50%. 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 PMT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust go to 4.15%.

Insider trade positions for PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [PMT]

There are presently around $1,253 million, or 78.30% of PMT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PMT stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 16,756,266, which is approximately 1.485% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 10,755,172 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.38 million in PMT stocks shares; and MORGAN STANLEY, currently with $71.32 million in PMT stock with ownership of nearly 584.468% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 111 institutional holders increased their position in PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust [NYSE:PMT] by around 13,232,180 shares. Additionally, 104 investors decreased positions by around 10,663,939 shares, while 20 investors held positions by with 52,520,157 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 76,416,276 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PMT stock had 36 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,746,301 shares, while 42 institutional investors sold positions of 5,307,241 shares during the same period.

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