Under Armour Inc. [UA] fell -42.34% so far this year. What now?

Under Armour Inc. [NYSE: UA] gained 0.82% or 0.09 points to close at $11.06 with a heavy trading volume of 3056587 shares. The company report on September 4, 2020 that Under Armour Announces Thanksgiving Store Closures.

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UAA) today announced plans to close all UA Brand House and UA Factory House retail locations in the United States for Thanksgiving (November 26). All U.S. retail locations will re-open to the public on Friday, November 27.

“This entire year has been unpredictable and for all of us, challenging in our own ways,” said Patrik Frisk, CEO of Under Armour. “It’s important to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate the wins that we’ve accomplished throughout 2020. For that, we’re closing our stores to give our retail teammates a chance to pause and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday before finishing out the year strong.”.

It opened the trading session at $11.02, the shares rose to $11.07 and dropped to $10.84, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for UA points out that the company has recorded 23.30% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -73.63% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.81M shares, UA reached to a volume of 3056587 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Under Armour Inc. [UA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UA shares is $13.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UA stock is a recommendation set at 4.00. 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.

Instinet have made an estimate for Under Armour Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Reduce, with their previous recommendation back on February 27, 2017. The new note on the price target was released on February 14, 2017, representing the official price target for Under Armour Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $33 to $28, while Stifel kept a Hold rating on UA stock. On October 26, 2016, analysts decreased their price target for UA shares from 49 to 35.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Under Armour Inc. is set at 0.45, with the Price to Sales ratio for UA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.11. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.53.

Trading performance analysis for UA stock

Under Armour Inc. [UA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.44. With this latest performance, UA shares gained by 11.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.30% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -39.43% 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 UA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.24, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 68.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.25 for Under Armour Inc. [UA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.68, while it was recorded at 10.76 for the last single week of trading, and 10.84 for the last 200 days.

Under Armour Inc. [UA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Under Armour Inc. [UA] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.06 and a Gross Margin at +46.51. Under Armour Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.76.

Return on Total Capital for UA is now 6.89, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.05. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.03. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Under Armour Inc. [UA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 60.43. Additionally, UA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 37.67, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.82. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 54.57, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 34.02.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Under Armour Inc. [UA] managed to generate an average of $5,618 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.55 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.15.

Under Armour Inc. [UA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Under Armour Inc. posted 0.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.18/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 27.80%. 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 UA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Under Armour Inc. go to 21.80%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Under Armour Inc. [UA]

There are presently around $1,793 million, or 74.44% of UA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UA stocks are: WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with ownership of 28,987,984, which is approximately 29.905% of the company’s market cap and around 15.29% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 23,518,633 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $260.12 million in UA stocks shares; and ADAGE CAPITAL PARTNERS GP, L.L.C., currently with $162.96 million in UA stock with ownership of nearly 39.153% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Under Armour Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 137 institutional holders increased their position in Under Armour Inc. [NYSE:UA] by around 46,973,569 shares. Additionally, 187 investors decreased positions by around 31,806,502 shares, while 112 investors held positions by with 83,352,357 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 162,132,428 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UA stock had 43 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,334,494 shares, while 76 institutional investors sold positions of 21,597,431 shares during the same period.

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