Extended Stay America Inc. [NASDAQ: STAY] loss -0.25% on the last trading session, reaching $19.75 price per share at the time. The company report on March 26, 2021 that NOTICE – IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Reminds Investors of Investigations Related to the Following Companies: Extended Stay America, Inc. (Nasdaq – STAY), GenMark Diagnostics (Nasdaq – GNMK), Aegion Corporation (Nasdaq – AEGN).
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Extended Stay America, Inc. (Nasdaq:STAY).
Extended Stay America Inc. represents 177.66 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $3.50 billion with the latest information. STAY stock price has been found in the range of $19.62 to $19.85.
If compared to the average trading volume of 2.50M shares, STAY reached a trading volume of 4977360 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 Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for STAY shares is $18.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on STAY stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.
Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for Extended Stay America Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on March 09, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan raised their target price from $14 to $15. The new note on the price target was released on September 30, 2020, representing the official price target for Extended Stay America Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $13.50 to $15, while BofA Securities kept a Buy rating on STAY stock. On April 22, 2020, analysts increased their price target for STAY shares from 7 to 14.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Extended Stay America Inc. is set at 0.48, with the Price to Sales ratio for STAY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.14, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.24. Price to Free Cash Flow for STAY in the course of the last twelve months was 27.24.
Trading performance analysis for STAY stock
Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.23. With this latest performance, STAY shares gained by 20.94% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 73.89% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 165.27% 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 STAY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 81.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 83.25, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 78.47 for Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 16.33, while it was recorded at 19.73 for the last single week of trading, and 13.43 for the last 200 days.
Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.29 and a Gross Margin at +24.13. Extended Stay America Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.23.
Return on Total Capital for STAY is now 4.16, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.69. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 3.37, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.57. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 395.12. Additionally, STAY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 79.80, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 65.97. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 393.74, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 79.53.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY] managed to generate an average of $3,144 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 75.18 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.26.
Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Extended Stay America Inc. posted 0.07/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 surpassed 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 STAY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Extended Stay America Inc. go to 41.71%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Extended Stay America Inc. [STAY]
There are presently around $3,218 million, or 94.40% of STAY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of STAY stocks are: STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. with ownership of 16,694,265, which is approximately New of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 14,361,754 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $283.64 million in STAY stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $216.46 million in STAY stock with ownership of nearly 5.492% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Extended Stay America Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 103 institutional holders increased their position in Extended Stay America Inc. [NASDAQ:STAY] by around 30,926,078 shares. Additionally, 113 investors decreased positions by around 15,025,109 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 116,989,522 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 162,940,709 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. STAY stock had 31 new institutional investments in for a total of 18,711,163 shares, while 28 institutional investors sold positions of 1,009,052 shares during the same period.