Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP] fell -20.75% so far this year. What now?

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [NYSE: UGP] plunged by -$0.4 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $3.76 during the day while it closed the day at $3.59.

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Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. stock has also loss -13.08% of its value over the past 7 days. However, UGP stock has declined by -4.01% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -1.91% and lost -20.75% year-on date.

The market cap for UGP stock reached $3.91 billion, with 1.09 billion shares outstanding and 749.68 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.59M shares, UGP reached a trading volume of 6526035 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 Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UGP shares is $4.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UGP stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 02, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 20, 2020, representing the official price target for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is set at 0.22, with the Price to Sales ratio for UGP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.45. Price to Free Cash Flow for UGP in the course of the last twelve months was 11.15 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

UGP stock trade performance evaluation

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -13.08. With this latest performance, UGP shares dropped by -13.08% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -1.91% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -18.04% 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 UGP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 32.22, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 25.55, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 36.86 for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.35, while it was recorded at 3.95 for the last single week of trading, and 3.75 for the last 200 days.

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.12 and a Gross Margin at +6.47. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.42.

Return on Total Capital for UGP is now 7.43, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.61. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 3.95, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.20. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 168.97. Additionally, UGP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 62.82, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.55. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 154.97, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 57.62.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP] managed to generate an average of $23,310 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 15.00 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.88.Ultrapar Participacoes S.A.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. posted 0.03/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.05/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -40.00%. 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 UGP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. go to 0.70%.

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [UGP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $119 million, or 3.10% of UGP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UGP stocks are: RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC with ownership of 7,092,780, which is approximately -10.162% of the company’s market cap and around 26.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 5,150,093 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $18.49 million in UGP stocks shares; and CIBC PRIVATE WEALTH GROUP, LLC, currently with $12.82 million in UGP stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 35 institutional holders increased their position in Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. [NYSE:UGP] by around 3,354,930 shares. Additionally, 51 investors decreased positions by around 8,316,929 shares, while 11 investors held positions by with 21,339,364 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 33,011,223 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UGP stock had 15 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,920,960 shares, while 12 institutional investors sold positions of 542,710 shares during the same period.

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