General Finance Corporation [NASDAQ: GFN] stock went on an upward path that rose over 55.71% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 61.97%. The company report on April 17, 2021 that SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of General Finance Corp. – GFN.
Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating General Finance Corp. (“GFN” or the “Company”) (GFN) relating to its proposed acquisition by United Rentals, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, GFN shareholders will receive $19.00 per share they own.
The investigation focuses on whether General Finance Corp. and its Board of Directors violated securities laws and/or breached their fiduciary duties to the Company by 1) failing to conduct a fair process, and 2) whether the transaction is properly valued.
Over the last 12 months, GFN stock rose by 182.41%. The one-year General Finance Corporation stock forecast points to a potential downside of -18.44. The average equity rating for GFN stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $367.82 million, with 29.77 million shares outstanding and 13.61 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 34.25K shares, GFN stock reached a trading volume of 3272271 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on General Finance Corporation [GFN]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GFN shares is $16.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GFN stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. 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.
Singular Research have made an estimate for General Finance Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 21, 2017. The new note on the price target was released on September 21, 2015, representing the official price target for General Finance Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $4 to $3, while Morgan Joseph kept a Buy rating on GFN stock. On February 18, 2009, analysts decreased their price target for GFN shares from 4 to 1.
The Average True Range (ATR) for General Finance Corporation is set at 1.11, with the Price to Sales ratio for GFN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.06. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.68, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.61. Price to Free Cash Flow for GFN in the course of the last twelve months was 6.12.
GFN Stock Performance Analysis:
General Finance Corporation [GFN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 61.97. With this latest performance, GFN shares gained by 61.00% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 159.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 182.41% 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 GFN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 87.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 92.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 82.92 for General Finance Corporation [GFN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.48, while it was recorded at 13.51 for the last single week of trading, and 8.31 for the last 200 days.
Insight into General Finance Corporation Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and General Finance Corporation [GFN] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.88 and a Gross Margin at +39.54. General Finance Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.23.
Return on Total Capital for GFN is now 9.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.35. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.53, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.08. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, General Finance Corporation [GFN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 256.25. Additionally, GFN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 71.93, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 59.12. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 316.28, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 68.37.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, General Finance Corporation [GFN] managed to generate an average of $8,516 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.11 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.48.
GFN Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, General Finance Corporation posted -0.32/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.16/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -300.00%. 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 GFN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for General Finance Corporation go to 10.00%.
General Finance Corporation [GFN] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $142 million, or 25.20% of GFN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GFN stocks are: GAGNON SECURITIES LLC with ownership of 2,256,064, which is approximately 1.011% of the company’s market cap and around 5.00% of the total institutional ownership; GAGNON ADVISORS, LLC, holding 891,024 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.89 million in GFN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $15.74 million in GFN stock with ownership of nearly 6.523% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in General Finance Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 18 institutional holders increased their position in General Finance Corporation [NASDAQ:GFN] by around 306,240 shares. Additionally, 14 investors decreased positions by around 75,031 shares, while 10 investors held positions by with 7,131,617 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 7,512,888 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GFN stock had 2 new institutional investments in for a total of 84,813 shares, while 1 institutional investors sold positions of 12,900 shares during the same period.