StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] Revenue clocked in at $708.90 million, down -80.53% YTD: What’s Next?

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StoneCo Ltd. [NASDAQ: STNE] loss -4.28% on the last trading session, reaching $16.34 price per share at the time. The company report on November 26, 2021 that INVESTOR ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Class Action Lawsuits filed on behalf of HEPS, HMLP, LSPD, STNE Investors, Lead Plaintiff Deadlines Set.

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors of pending deadlines in the following securities class action lawsuits:.


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D-MARKET Electronic Services & Trading (d/b/a “Hepsiburada”) (HEPS)Class Period: purchase of shares issued either in or after the July 2021 Initial Public OfferingLead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: December 20, 2021MISLEADING PROSPECTUS To learn more, visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nasdaqgs-heps/.

StoneCo Ltd. represents 308.90 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $5.07 billion with the latest information. STNE stock price has been found in the range of $16.19 to $17.18.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.57M shares, STNE reached a trading volume of 7810406 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 StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for STNE shares is $58.59 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on STNE stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for StoneCo Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 13, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on March 12, 2021, representing the official price target for StoneCo Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $100, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on STNE stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for StoneCo Ltd. is set at 1.98, with the Price to Sales ratio for STNE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.94, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.06. Price to Free Cash Flow for STNE in the course of the last twelve months was 8.77 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

Trading performance analysis for STNE stock

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -15.03. With this latest performance, STNE shares dropped by -51.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -75.23% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -76.83% 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 STNE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 19.83, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 16.04, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 22.99 for StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 32.35, while it was recorded at 17.42 for the last single week of trading, and 55.78 for the last 200 days.

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] shares currently have an operating margin of -8.89 and a Gross Margin at +43.61. StoneCo Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +55.74.

Return on Total Capital for STNE is now -0.73, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.21. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.62, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.01. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 40.96. Additionally, STNE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 19.16. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 19.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 14.04.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] managed to generate an average of $22,873 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.08 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.05.StoneCo Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, StoneCo Ltd. posted 0.19/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 surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 18.80%. 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 STNE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for StoneCo Ltd. go to 4.11%.

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An analysis of insider ownership at StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]

There are presently around $3,213 million, or 80.20% of STNE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of STNE stocks are: CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with ownership of 37,209,443, which is approximately 28.746% of the company’s market cap and around 16.90% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 16,749,708 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $273.69 million in STNE stocks shares; and LONE PINE CAPITAL LLC, currently with $246.62 million in STNE stock with ownership of nearly 70.612% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in StoneCo Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 167 institutional holders increased their position in StoneCo Ltd. [NASDAQ:STNE] by around 57,790,756 shares. Additionally, 182 investors decreased positions by around 56,953,713 shares, while 40 investors held positions by with 81,866,878 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 196,611,347 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. STNE stock had 45 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,270,560 shares, while 95 institutional investors sold positions of 21,026,515 shares during the same period.