RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK] moved up 22.29: Why It’s Important

RealNetworks Inc. [NASDAQ: RNWK] jumped around 0.39 points on Friday, while shares priced at $2.14 at the close of the session, up 22.29%. The company report on January 5, 2021 that RealNetworks Announces Completion of the Sale of Napster to MelodyVR.

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RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) announced the completion of the previously disclosed sale of Rhapsody International, Inc., which does business as Napster, to MelodyVR Group PLC. Effective December 30, 2020 and pursuant to the merger agreement between the parties, MelodyVR’s subsidiary merged with and into Napster, with Napster surviving and becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of MelodyVR. RealNetworks, which owned 84% of Rhapsody, was not a direct party to the merger agreement other than as a security holder representative.

“We are very pleased with the completion of the sale of Napster to MelodyVR,” said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO of RealNetworks. “The proceeds of the sale strengthen Real’s balance sheet and enable us to focus even more deeply on our primary growth initiatives which consist of two machine learning-based businesses, SAFR and Kontxt, and our GameHouse casual games business.”.

RealNetworks Inc. stock is now 37.18% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. RNWK Stock saw the intraday high of $2.27 and lowest of $1.86 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 2.24, which means current price is +42.67% above from all time high which was touched on 01/22/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 386.87K shares, RNWK reached a trading volume of 4587769 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK]?

Brigantine have made an estimate for RealNetworks Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 13, 2012. The new note on the price target was released on November 04, 2011, representing the official price target for RealNetworks Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for RealNetworks Inc. is set at 0.14, with the Price to Sales ratio for RNWK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.71. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.25.

How has RNWK stock performed recently?

RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 25.15. With this latest performance, RNWK shares gained by 51.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 39.87% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 44.59% 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 RNWK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 76.91, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 81.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 72.70 for RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 1.54, while it was recorded at 1.75 for the last single week of trading, and 1.36 for the last 200 days.

RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK] shares currently have an operating margin of -17.40 and a Gross Margin at +40.08. RealNetworks Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -11.62.

Return on Total Capital for RNWK is now -48.94, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -37.05. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -41.84, with Return on Assets sitting at -16.66. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 63.19. Additionally, RNWK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 38.72, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.34. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 31.89, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 19.54.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK] managed to generate an average of -$44,152 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.34 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.43.RealNetworks Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings analysis for RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, RealNetworks Inc. posted -0.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.39/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 41.00%. 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 RNWK.

Insider trade positions for RealNetworks Inc. [RNWK]

There are presently around $22 million, or 32.60% of RNWK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of RNWK stocks are: ARIEL INVESTMENTS, LLC with ownership of 3,531,665, which is approximately 1.735% of the company’s market cap and around 1.10% of the total institutional ownership; RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, holding 1,755,653 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.76 million in RNWK stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $3.03 million in RNWK stock with ownership of nearly -22.557% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in RealNetworks Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 9 institutional holders increased their position in RealNetworks Inc. [NASDAQ:RNWK] by around 536,926 shares. Additionally, 19 investors decreased positions by around 750,335 shares, while 10 investors held positions by with 9,114,418 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 10,401,679 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. RNWK stock had 1 new institutional investments in for a total of 32,100 shares, while 7 institutional investors sold positions of 243,434 shares during the same period.

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