why ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $35.69

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [NYSE: ZTO] closed the trading session at $27.58 on 12/17/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $27.28, while the highest price level was $27.96. The company report on November 19, 2020 that Expanded Market Share to 20.8%, Grew Volume 51.2% to 4.6 Billion Parcels.

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Achieved RMB1.2 Billion Adjusted Net Income Amidst Fierce CompetitionZTO Reports Third Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results.

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO and HKEX: 2057), a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China (“ZTO” or the “Company”), announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020(1). The Company maintained high quality of service and customer satisfaction, and expanded parcel volume market share by 1.9 percentage points to 20.8%.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 19.41 percent and weekly performance of -1.92 percent. The stock has been moved at -28.62 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -16.63 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -10.05 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.79M shares, ZTO reached to a volume of 2994506 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ZTO shares is $35.69 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ZTO stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Reduce, with their previous recommendation back on November 20, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on November 19, 2020, representing the official price target for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $40, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Overweight rating on ZTO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. is set at 1.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for ZTO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.48. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.79. Price to Free Cash Flow for ZTO in the course of the last twelve months was 29.85 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.60.

ZTO stock trade performance evaluation

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.92. With this latest performance, ZTO shares dropped by -16.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -28.62% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 22.93% 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 ZTO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 40.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 40.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.80 for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 29.59, while it was recorded at 27.37 for the last single week of trading, and 31.40 for the last 200 days.

ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] shares currently have an operating margin of +22.95 and a Gross Margin at +29.95. ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +25.66.

Return on Total Capital for ZTO is now 13.88, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.61. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.72, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.32. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 2.10. Additionally, ZTO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 2.05, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 1.75. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1.32, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 1.29.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] managed to generate an average of $338,472 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.83 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.52.ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.60.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [ZTO] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. posted 0.3/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.27/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 11.10%. 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 ZTO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. go to 1.89%.

ZTO Express [Cayman] Inc. [ZTO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $6,221 million, or 27.60% of ZTO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ZTO stocks are: INVESCO LTD. with ownership of 38,934,833, which is approximately 0.227% of the company’s market cap and around 0.46% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 17,615,133 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $485.82 million in ZTO stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $423.0 million in ZTO stock with ownership of nearly 3.665% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 134 institutional holders increased their position in ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. [NYSE:ZTO] by around 22,430,484 shares. Additionally, 131 investors decreased positions by around 23,225,724 shares, while 42 investors held positions by with 179,888,190 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 225,544,398 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ZTO stock had 40 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,877,561 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 9,578,930 shares during the same period.

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