comScore Inc. [NASDAQ: SCOR] gained 17.28% or 0.56 points to close at $3.80 with a heavy trading volume of 1304253 shares. The company report on February 2, 2021 that Comscore Finds Online Food Delivery Surge Driving Growth in Digital Payment Usage.
36% of digital buyers said they ordered food more often during the pandemic.
New research from Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, found digital payments usage in the United States increased as consumers turned to online food delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It opened the trading session at $3.24, the shares rose to $3.85 and dropped to $3.24, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SCOR points out that the company has recorded 22.19% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -111.11% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 618.29K shares, SCOR reached to a volume of 1304253 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 comScore Inc. [SCOR]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SCOR shares is $4.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SCOR 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.
Loop Capital have made an estimate for comScore Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 11, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Aegis Capital raised their target price from $7 to $8. The new note on the price target was released on February 28, 2020, representing the official price target for comScore Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $28 to $15, while Needham kept a Buy rating on SCOR stock. On April 02, 2019, analysts decreased their price target for SCOR shares from 30 to 25.
The Average True Range (ATR) for comScore Inc. is set at 0.29, with the Price to Sales ratio for SCOR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.43.
Trading performance analysis for SCOR stock
comScore Inc. [SCOR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 12.09. With this latest performance, SCOR shares gained by 52.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 22.19% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -2.81% 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 SCOR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 69.59, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.26, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.60 for comScore Inc. [SCOR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.73, while it was recorded at 3.32 for the last single week of trading, and 2.72 for the last 200 days.
comScore Inc. [SCOR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and comScore Inc. [SCOR] shares currently have an operating margin of -15.03 and a Gross Margin at +37.26. comScore Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -87.23.
Return on Total Capital for SCOR is now -9.38, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -55.02. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -83.65, with Return on Assets sitting at -40.41. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, comScore Inc. [SCOR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 97.91. Additionally, SCOR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 49.47, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 35.04. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 93.93, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 47.46.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, comScore Inc. [SCOR] managed to generate an average of -$260,766 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.46.comScore Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.
comScore Inc. [SCOR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, comScore Inc. posted -0.31/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.34/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 8.80%. 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 SCOR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for comScore Inc. go to 20.00%.
An analysis of insider ownership at comScore Inc. [SCOR]
There are presently around $202 million, or 73.50% of SCOR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SCOR stocks are: WEISS MULTI-STRATEGY ADVISERS LLC with ownership of 5,993,502, which is approximately 16.846% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/, holding 5,587,967 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $21.23 million in SCOR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $14.79 million in SCOR stock with ownership of nearly 1.848% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in comScore Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 36 institutional holders increased their position in comScore Inc. [NASDAQ:SCOR] by around 4,189,935 shares. Additionally, 39 investors decreased positions by around 3,863,083 shares, while 22 investors held positions by with 45,068,800 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 53,121,818 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SCOR stock had 7 new institutional investments in for a total of 198,737 shares, while 7 institutional investors sold positions of 1,337,766 shares during the same period.