Market Analysts see Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH] gaining to $44. Time to buy?

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Equitable Holdings Inc. [NYSE: EQH] gained 1.52% or 0.45 points to close at $29.98 with a heavy trading volume of 2225568 shares. The company report on July 22, 2021 that Equitable Holdings, Inc. Schedules Announcement of Second Quarter 2021 Results.

Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH) announced that it will release financial results for the second quarter of 2021 after the market closes on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The company will host a conference call webcast on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

The conference call webcast, along with additional earnings materials will be accessible on the company’s investor relations website at register for the conference call, please use this link:EQH Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Call After registering, you will receive an email confirmation including dial in details and a unique conference call code for entry. Registration is open through the live call. To ensure you are connected for the full call we suggest registering a day in advance or at minimum 10 minutes before the start of the call.

It opened the trading session at $29.68, the shares rose to $30.21 and dropped to $29.19, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for EQH points out that the company has recorded 21.18% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -72.99% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.22M shares, EQH reached to a volume of 2225568 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 Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EQH shares is $43.20 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EQH stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.

UBS have made an estimate for Equitable Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 21, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on December 04, 2020, representing the official price target for Equitable Holdings Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $21 to $28, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Outperform rating on EQH stock. On April 17, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for EQH shares from 18 to 17.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Equitable Holdings Inc. is set at 0.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for EQH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.87. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.43, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 15.90.

Trading performance analysis for EQH stock

Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.37. With this latest performance, EQH shares dropped by -0.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 49.60% 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 EQH stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.55, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.97, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.68 for Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 30.69, while it was recorded at 29.63 for the last single week of trading, and 28.67 for the last 200 days.

Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH] shares currently have an operating margin of -7.19. Equitable Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.22.

Return on Total Capital for EQH is now -4.18, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -3.32. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.45, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.25. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 31.91. Additionally, EQH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 24.19, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 1.80. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 34.74, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.19.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH] managed to generate an average of -$82,025 per employee.

Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 EQH. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Equitable Holdings Inc. go to 10.70%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Equitable Holdings Inc. [EQH]

There are presently around $12,549 million, or 99.72% of EQH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EQH stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 53,828,225, which is approximately 1.321% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 40,797,126 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.22 billion in EQH stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.15 billion in EQH stock with ownership of nearly 5.328% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Equitable Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 156 institutional holders increased their position in Equitable Holdings Inc. [NYSE:EQH] by around 41,690,082 shares. Additionally, 208 investors decreased positions by around 32,122,633 shares, while 43 investors held positions by with 344,757,496 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 418,570,211 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EQH stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,747,383 shares, while 48 institutional investors sold positions of 2,915,464 shares during the same period.

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