Rite Aid Corporation [RAD] stock Upgrade by Deutsche Bank analyst, price target now $12

Rite Aid Corporation [NYSE: RAD] jumped around 3.49 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $26.99 at the close of the session, up 14.85%. The company report on February 9, 2021 that Antibe Therapeutics Announces Strategic Licensing Deal in China With Nuance Pharma.

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– US$100 million in milestone payments including US$20 million upfront, as well as a double-digit royalty.

– Nuance’s business model, commercial acumen and collaborative approach considered an ideal fit for Antibe.

Rite Aid Corporation stock is now 70.50% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. RAD Stock saw the intraday high of $27.72 and lowest of $23.62 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 32.48, which means current price is +75.83% above from all time high which was touched on 01/28/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.66M shares, RAD reached a trading volume of 4195103 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Rite Aid Corporation [RAD]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for RAD shares is $17.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on RAD stock is a recommendation set at 3.40. 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.

Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Rite Aid Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on April 17, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on February 27, 2020, representing the official price target for Rite Aid Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Rite Aid Corporation is set at 2.01, with the Price to Sales ratio for RAD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.06. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.38, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.90.

How has RAD stock performed recently?

Rite Aid Corporation [RAD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 18.01. With this latest performance, RAD shares gained by 53.96% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 78.62% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 101.42% 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 RAD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 67.46, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.44 for Rite Aid Corporation [RAD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.23, while it was recorded at 24.44 for the last single week of trading, and 14.58 for the last 200 days.

Rite Aid Corporation [RAD]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Rite Aid Corporation [RAD] shares currently have an operating margin of +1.12 and a Gross Margin at +20.38. Rite Aid Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.14.

Return on Total Capital for RAD is now 4.20, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -8.42. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -50.42, with Return on Assets sitting at -5.18. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Rite Aid Corporation [RAD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 934.87. Additionally, RAD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 90.34, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 59.95. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 860.89, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 83.19.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Rite Aid Corporation [RAD] managed to generate an average of -$9,384 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 14.26 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.42.Rite Aid Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

Earnings analysis for Rite Aid Corporation [RAD]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Rite Aid Corporation posted -0.37/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.15/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -146.70%. 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 RAD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Rite Aid Corporation go to -3.69%.

Insider trade positions for Rite Aid Corporation [RAD]

There are presently around $712 million, or 54.80% of RAD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of RAD stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 4,934,132, which is approximately -6.158% of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 4,211,927 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $98.98 million in RAD stocks shares; and INVESCO LTD., currently with $64.77 million in RAD stock with ownership of nearly -1.496% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Rite Aid Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of December and at the time of the December reporting period, where 77 institutional holders increased their position in Rite Aid Corporation [NYSE:RAD] by around 4,346,415 shares. Additionally, 96 investors decreased positions by around 6,399,290 shares, while 50 investors held positions by with 19,555,476 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 30,301,181 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. RAD stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,793,128 shares, while 40 institutional investors sold positions of 1,927,951 shares during the same period.

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