For Clarivate Plc [CLVT], Analyst sees a rise to $28. What next?


Clarivate Plc [NYSE: CLVT] surged by $2.83 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $25.415 during the day while it closed the day at $25.22. The company report on December 1, 2021 that Dana Incorporated Names New Chief Financial Officer.

Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced the appointment of Dana veteran Timothy R. Kraus as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Kraus succeeds Jonathan Collins, who will be leaving Dana to become CFO of Clarivate plc (NYSE: CLVT), a world-leading information and analytics provider. Mr. Collins will continue with Dana through Dec. 15 to assist with the transition.

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An officer of the company with more than a decade of experience at Dana, Mr. Kraus most recently served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer. In this role, he was responsible for Dana’s global treasury operations, including corporate liquidity and cash and risk management. In addition, Mr. Kraus led Dana’s tax and business development activities – delivering on more than a dozen strategic acquisitions since 2016.

Clarivate Plc stock has also gained 7.32% of its value over the past 7 days. However, CLVT stock has declined by -4.51% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -21.58% and lost -15.11% year-on date.

The market cap for CLVT stock reached $16.39 billion, with 640.84 million shares outstanding and 482.95 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.00M shares, CLVT reached a trading volume of 10938132 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Clarivate Plc [CLVT]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CLVT shares is $30.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CLVT stock is a recommendation set at 1.40. 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Clarivate Plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on August 04, 2021, representing the official price target for Clarivate Plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $30, while Jefferies analysts kept a Buy rating on CLVT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Clarivate Plc is set at 0.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for CLVT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.65, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.82. Price to Free Cash Flow for CLVT in the course of the last twelve months was 50.32 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

CLVT stock trade performance evaluation

Clarivate Plc [CLVT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.32. With this latest performance, CLVT shares gained by 6.91% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -21.58% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.59% 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 CLVT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.17, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.50 for Clarivate Plc [CLVT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 22.74, while it was recorded at 23.39 for the last single week of trading, and 25.04 for the last 200 days.

Clarivate Plc [CLVT]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Clarivate Plc [CLVT] shares currently have an operating margin of -0.16 and a Gross Margin at +41.59. Clarivate Plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -24.87.

Return on Total Capital for CLVT is now -0.02, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -3.92. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -5.86, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.28. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Clarivate Plc [CLVT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 39.07. Additionally, CLVT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 28.10, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 23.86. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 38.38, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 27.60.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Clarivate Plc [CLVT] managed to generate an average of -$35,888 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.34 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.13.Clarivate Plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Clarivate Plc [CLVT] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Clarivate Plc posted 0.22/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 29.40%. 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 CLVT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Clarivate Plc go to 19.70%.

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Clarivate Plc [CLVT]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $11,425 million, or 89.30% of CLVT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CLVT stocks are: LEONARD GREEN & PARTNERS, L.P. with ownership of 116,666,507, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; SELECT EQUITY GROUP, L.P., holding 52,837,364 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.18 billion in CLVT stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $1.09 billion in CLVT stock with ownership of nearly -29.864% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Clarivate Plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 161 institutional holders increased their position in Clarivate Plc [NYSE:CLVT] by around 92,869,158 shares. Additionally, 122 investors decreased positions by around 49,549,318 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 367,868,560 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 510,287,036 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CLVT stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 48,454,357 shares, while 47 institutional investors sold positions of 12,471,424 shares during the same period.