For Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA], Analyst sees a rise to $4. What next?


Exela Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ: XELA] traded at a low on 01/07/22, posting a -0.24 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $0.70. The company report on January 6, 2022 that Exela Posts End of Year Update 2021 Material.

Exela Technologies, Inc. (“Exela”) (NASDAQ: XELA) today posted material entitled “End of Year Update – FY2021” on its investor relations website,, to provide investors an update on 2021 highlights and recent actions. Exela plans to report a full earnings release in March of 2022.

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The results of the trading session contributed to over 8409258 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Exela Technologies Inc. stands at 8.87% while the volatility over the past one month is 7.67%.

The market cap for XELA stock reached $129.90 million, with 259.43 million shares outstanding and 173.16 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 18.98M shares, XELA reached a trading volume of 8409258 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for XELA shares is $4.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on XELA 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.

B. Riley Securities have made an estimate for Exela Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 31, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 16, 2019, representing the official price target for Exela Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $9, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Overweight rating on XELA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Exela Technologies Inc. is set at 0.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for XELA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.11.

How has XELA stock performed recently?

Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -20.10. With this latest performance, XELA shares dropped by -44.37% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -79.80% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -54.00% 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 XELA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 20.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 13.10, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 26.47 for Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 1.2978, while it was recorded at 0.7706 for the last single week of trading, and 1.9005 for the last 200 days.

Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA] shares currently have an operating margin of -0.85 and a Gross Margin at +13.54. Exela Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -13.81.

Return on Total Capital for XELA is now -1.44, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -25.68. Additionally, XELA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 230.11, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 141.53.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA] managed to generate an average of -$9,396 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.51 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.07.Exela Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

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Insider trade positions for Exela Technologies Inc. [XELA]

There are presently around $10 million, or 15.60% of XELA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of XELA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 5,471,424, which is approximately 228.822% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; SHAY CAPITAL LLC, holding 1,633,985 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.15 million in XELA stocks shares; and LUMINUS MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $0.61 million in XELA stock with ownership of nearly -33.086% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Exela Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 44 institutional holders increased their position in Exela Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ:XELA] by around 8,863,309 shares. Additionally, 20 investors decreased positions by around 6,729,326 shares, while 3 investors held positions by with 1,050,580 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 14,542,055 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. XELA stock had 24 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,526,444 shares, while 15 institutional investors sold positions of 5,680,369 shares during the same period.