Hello Group Inc. [MOMO] Revenue clocked in at $2.31 billion, down -38.78% YTD: What’s Next?



Hello Group Inc. [NASDAQ: MOMO] closed the trading session at $8.20 on 12/29/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $8.17, while the highest price level was $8.62. The company report on November 30, 2021 that Hello Group Inc. Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2021.

Hello Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) (“Hello Group” or the “Company”), a leading mobile social and entertainment platform in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

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The stocks have a year to date performance of -38.78 percent and weekly performance of -9.99 percent. The stock has been moved at -46.44 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -31.09 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -21.46 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.70M shares, MOMO reached to a volume of 2461369 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 Hello Group Inc. [MOMO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MOMO shares is $15.40 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MOMO 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 Hello Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 01, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on September 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Hello Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $15.70, while China Renaissance analysts kept a Hold rating on MOMO stock. On March 26, 2021, analysts increased their price target for MOMO shares from 16.10 to 19.30.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Hello Group Inc. is set at 0.53, with the Price to Sales ratio for MOMO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.71, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.45. Price to Free Cash Flow for MOMO in the course of the last twelve months was 5.56 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 4.20.

MOMO stock trade performance evaluation

Hello Group Inc. [MOMO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.99. With this latest performance, MOMO shares dropped by -31.09% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -46.44% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -36.51% 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 MOMO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 27.79, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.87, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 30.66 for Hello Group Inc. [MOMO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.54, while it was recorded at 8.77 for the last single week of trading, and 13.05 for the last 200 days.

Hello Group Inc. [MOMO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Hello Group Inc. [MOMO] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.33 and a Gross Margin at +45.88. Hello Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.00.

Return on Total Capital for MOMO is now 11.64, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.82. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.58, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.99. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Hello Group Inc. [MOMO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 33.66. Additionally, MOMO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 25.19, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 32.76, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.51.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Hello Group Inc. [MOMO] managed to generate an average of $127,299 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 32.35 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.64.Hello Group Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.20 and a Current Ratio set at 4.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Hello Group Inc. [MOMO] stock

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 MOMO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Hello Group Inc. go to -1.26%.

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Hello Group Inc. [MOMO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $826 million, or 69.70% of MOMO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MOMO stocks are: RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC with ownership of 10,774,398, which is approximately -8.701% of the company’s market cap and around 3.13% of the total institutional ownership; INVESCO LTD., holding 9,736,289 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $84.61 million in MOMO stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $64.37 million in MOMO stock with ownership of nearly -5.97% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Hello Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 102 institutional holders increased their position in Hello Group Inc. [NASDAQ:MOMO] by around 9,098,431 shares. Additionally, 98 investors decreased positions by around 15,693,559 shares, while 37 investors held positions by with 70,247,635 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 95,039,625 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MOMO stock had 31 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,646,714 shares, while 37 institutional investors sold positions of 5,926,683 shares during the same period.