Taoping Inc. [NASDAQ: TAOP] surged by $2.94 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $14.32 during the day while it closed the day at $13.84. The company report on March 9, 2021 that TAOP Launches Blockchain Business Division.
Taoping Inc. (NASDAQ: TAOP, the “Company”), a provider of internet-based smart display screens, and a new-media ecosystem that enables targeted advertising and online retail, announced the launch of a newly-created Blockchain Business Division and the appointment of Linxi Deng as director of Blockchain Business Division.
Linxi Deng has over five years’ experience in Bitcoin mining operations. Before joining TAOP, she served as chief operating officer at Polar Bear Mining in charge of the construction of a 10MW Bitcoin Mining Unit powered by natural gas in Alberta, Canada. From December 2016 to December 2018, Ms. Deng worked at New Block (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd., a company involved in Bitcoin mining and blockchain project investment. Before her involvement with blockchain, Ms. Deng had over 10 years’ experience in the Internet industry while working for Sina Corp., MagentJoy (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd., and informatree LLC in roles of product manager, producer and consultant.
Taoping Inc. stock has also gained 32.31% of its value over the past 7 days. However, TAOP stock has inclined by 380.56% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 377.24% and gained 387.32% year-on date.
The market cap for TAOP stock reached $131.62 million, with 7.08 million shares outstanding and 6.27 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.55M shares, TAOP reached a trading volume of 4310881 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 Taoping Inc. [TAOP]:
The Average True Range (ATR) for Taoping Inc. is set at 1.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for TAOP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.66.
TAOP stock trade performance evaluation
Taoping Inc. [TAOP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 32.31. With this latest performance, TAOP shares gained by 165.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 377.24% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 492.52% 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 TAOP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 73.78, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 78.10, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 71.86 for Taoping Inc. [TAOP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.02, while it was recorded at 11.38 for the last single week of trading, and 3.64 for the last 200 days.
Taoping Inc. [TAOP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Taoping Inc. [TAOP] shares currently have an operating margin of -30.25 and a Gross Margin at +47.87. Taoping Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -25.98.
Return on Total Capital for TAOP is now -18.22, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -52.97. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -52.97, with Return on Assets sitting at -8.71. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Taoping Inc. [TAOP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 142.40. Additionally, TAOP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.75, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 18.47.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Taoping Inc. [TAOP] managed to generate an average of -$45,927 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.75 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.34.Taoping Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Taoping Inc. [TAOP] stock
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 TAOP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Taoping Inc. go to 23.00%.
Taoping Inc. [TAOP]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $3 million, or 2.30% of TAOP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of TAOP stocks are: SYMMETRY PEAK MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 155,000, which is approximately 25.812% of the company’s market cap and around 39.21% of the total institutional ownership; RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, holding 68,600 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $0.95 million in TAOP stocks shares; and VIRTU FINANCIAL LLC, currently with $0.14 million in TAOP stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Taoping Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 4 institutional holders increased their position in Taoping Inc. [NASDAQ:TAOP] by around 110,780 shares. Additionally, 0 investors decreased positions by around 0 shares, while 0 investors held positions by with 123,934 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 234,714 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. TAOP stock had 2 new institutional investments in for a total of 78,862 shares, while 0 institutional investors sold positions of 0 shares during the same period.