Wall Street Analyst Downgrade BlackBerry Limited [BB]. What else is Wall St. saying

BlackBerry Limited [NYSE: BB] plunged by -$0.17 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $12.515 during the day while it closed the day at $11.68. The company report on March 15, 2021 that BlackBerry Introduces BlackBerry® Alert Next-Gen Critical Event Management for the Commercial Sector.

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BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced a new critical event management (CEM) solution called BlackBerry® Alert that will help commercial organizations prepare for, respond to and recover from major incidents. BlackBerry Alert is available to customers – from small businesses to large enterprises – as either a SaaS solution or a fully managed service providing for ease of setup and use.

BlackBerry Alert is built on BlackBerry’s strong experience in providing CEM solutions to the public sector with its BlackBerry® AtHoc® product line, the market leader in its category. Events from the past year highlight that the commercial CEM market requirements differ from the public sector.

BlackBerry Limited stock has also gained 19.79% of its value over the past 7 days. However, BB stock has inclined by 39.55% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 145.89% and gained 76.17% year-on date.

The market cap for BB stock reached $5.91 billion, with 562.44 million shares outstanding and 555.29 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 50.30M shares, BB reached a trading volume of 25203891 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 BlackBerry Limited [BB]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BB shares is $7.69 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BB stock is a recommendation set at 3.70. 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.

Canaccord Genuity have made an estimate for BlackBerry Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on February 16, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 27, 2021, representing the official price target for BlackBerry Limited stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $7.50, while RBC Capital Mkts analysts kept a Underperform rating on BB stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for BlackBerry Limited is set at 0.99, with the Price to Sales ratio for BB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.13. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.64, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.33. Price to Free Cash Flow for BB in the course of the last twelve months was 105.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.30.

BB stock trade performance evaluation

BlackBerry Limited [BB] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 19.79. With this latest performance, BB shares dropped by -6.26% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 145.89% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 166.67% 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 BB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.72 for BlackBerry Limited [BB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.38, while it was recorded at 11.00 for the last single week of trading, and 6.84 for the last 200 days.

BlackBerry Limited [BB]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and BlackBerry Limited [BB] shares currently have an operating margin of -16.25 and a Gross Margin at +55.19. BlackBerry Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -14.62.

Return on Total Capital for BB is now -5.12, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -5.10. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -5.87, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.88. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, BlackBerry Limited [BB] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 29.97. Additionally, BB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 23.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 19.50. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 4.74, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 3.65.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, BlackBerry Limited [BB] managed to generate an average of -$54,935 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.54 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.27.BlackBerry Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for BlackBerry Limited [BB] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, BlackBerry Limited posted 0.09/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.04/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 125.00%. 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 BB.

BlackBerry Limited [BB]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $2,879 million, or 56.60% of BB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BB stocks are: PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT CO/CA/ with ownership of 59,353,992, which is approximately -3.902% of the company’s market cap and around 11.20% of the total institutional ownership; FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS LTD/ CAN, holding 46,724,700 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $545.74 million in BB stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $170.23 million in BB stock with ownership of nearly -0.937% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in BlackBerry Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 149 institutional holders increased their position in BlackBerry Limited [NYSE:BB] by around 21,975,985 shares. Additionally, 96 investors decreased positions by around 42,911,762 shares, while 58 investors held positions by with 181,571,167 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 246,458,914 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BB stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,369,597 shares, while 25 institutional investors sold positions of 21,124,301 shares during the same period.

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