Market cap of The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] reaches 152.30B – now what?



The Charles Schwab Corporation [NYSE: SCHW] gained 1.59% or 1.31 points to close at $83.55 with a heavy trading volume of 5631286 shares. The company report on October 12, 2021 that The Charles Schwab Corporation Announces the Promotion of Rick Wurster to President.

The Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation announced the appointment of Rick Wurster as President of The Charles Schwab Corporation, effective October 15, 2021. In his new role, Mr. Wurster will report to Walt Bettinger, Chief Executive Officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Mr. Wurster is currently a Managing Director and head of Schwab Asset Management. He joined Schwab in early 2016 and has worked closely with Mr. Bettinger and other Schwab executives over the past five years. Before joining Schwab, Mr. Wurster was employed at Wellington Management and McKinsey & Company. He has a Master of Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Villanova University. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designations.

It opened the trading session at $82.37, the shares rose to $83.74 and dropped to $82.26, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SCHW points out that the company has recorded 23.28% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -124.05% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 5.35M shares, SCHW reached to a volume of 5631286 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 The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SCHW shares is $83.83 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SCHW stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for The Charles Schwab Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 22, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price from $84 to $90. The new note on the price target was released on October 22, 2021, representing the official price target for The Charles Schwab Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $89 to $96, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on SCHW stock. On October 22, 2021, analysts increased their price target for SCHW shares from 98 to 100.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Charles Schwab Corporation is set at 2.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for SCHW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 16.64.

Trading performance analysis for SCHW stock

The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.28. With this latest performance, SCHW shares gained by 12.45% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.28% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 108.20% 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 SCHW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 71.64, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.47 for The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 74.44, while it was recorded at 81.89 for the last single week of trading, and 68.79 for the last 200 days.

The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] shares currently have an operating margin of +37.90 and a Gross Margin at +86.98. The Charles Schwab Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +27.24.

Return on Total Capital for SCHW is now 9.13, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.75. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.48, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.78. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 26.16. Additionally, SCHW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 20.74, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 2.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 26.24, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 17.93.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW] managed to generate an average of $103,094 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.03.

The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW]: 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 SCHW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Charles Schwab Corporation go to 21.15%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The Charles Schwab Corporation [SCHW]

There are presently around $131,015 million, or 74.10% of SCHW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SCHW stocks are: TORONTO DOMINION BANK with ownership of 254,441,948, which is approximately -0.021% of the company’s market cap and around 7.19% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 115,044,473 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.61 billion in SCHW stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $9.4 billion in SCHW stock with ownership of nearly 4.333% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in The Charles Schwab Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 618 institutional holders increased their position in The Charles Schwab Corporation [NYSE:SCHW] by around 73,386,941 shares. Additionally, 578 investors decreased positions by around 64,873,499 shares, while 223 investors held positions by with 1,429,840,506 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,568,100,946 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SCHW stock had 119 new institutional investments in for a total of 23,610,009 shares, while 100 institutional investors sold positions of 10,879,839 shares during the same period.



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