Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [NYSE: SPCE] gained 27.62% or 5.82 points to close at $26.89 with a heavy trading volume of 130129879 shares. The company report on May 22, 2021 that Virgin Galactic Completes First Human Spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Welcomes Astronauts and Payloads Home After Third Spaceflight.
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“The Company or Virgin Galactic”) completed its third spaceflight and the first ever spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico. ’s flight sees New Mexico become the third US state to launch humans into space.
It opened the trading session at $25.31, the shares rose to $27.7173 and dropped to $23.52, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SPCE points out that the company has recorded 11.81% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -89.23% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 14.45M shares, SPCE reached to a volume of 130129879 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 Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SPCE shares is $32.10 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SPCE 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.
Alembic Global Advisors have made an estimate for Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on May 24, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS dropped their target price from $40 to $36. The new note on the price target was released on May 21, 2021, representing the official price target for Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $27, while Bernstein analysts kept a Mkt Perform rating on SPCE stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. is set at 2.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for SPCE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 25570.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 15.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.72.
Trading performance analysis for SPCE stock
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 61.60. With this latest performance, SPCE shares gained by 21.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.81% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 70.84% 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 SPCE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 66.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.01 for Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 24.79, while it was recorded at 20.46 for the last single week of trading, and 26.46 for the last 200 days.
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE] shares currently have an operating margin of -115581.51 and a Gross Margin at -4082.35. Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -114720.59.
Return on Total Capital for SPCE is now -46.54, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -46.40. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -48.32, with Return on Assets sitting at -38.74. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 4.15. Additionally, SPCE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 3.99, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 3.42. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 3.73, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 3.58.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE] managed to generate an average of -$331,756 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.51 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.00.Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.50 and a Current Ratio set at 5.70.
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. posted -0.3/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.26/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -15.40%. 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 SPCE.
An analysis of insider ownership at Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [SPCE]
There are presently around $1,076 million, or 25.90% of SPCE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SPCE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 11,480,551, which is approximately 1.956% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 5,409,397 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $145.46 million in SPCE stocks shares; and RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, currently with $75.94 million in SPCE stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 150 institutional holders increased their position in Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. [NYSE:SPCE] by around 8,163,431 shares. Additionally, 176 investors decreased positions by around 12,492,631 shares, while 47 investors held positions by with 30,398,407 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 51,054,469 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SPCE stock had 75 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,660,861 shares, while 73 institutional investors sold positions of 3,562,092 shares during the same period.