KE Holdings Inc [NYSE: BEKE] traded at a high on 01/07/22, posting a 10.25 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $20.87. The company report on December 31, 2021 that ONGOING INVESTIGATION NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Encourages Investors in KE Holdings Inc. with Losses of $100,000 to Contact the Firm.
The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors of KE Holdings Inc. (“KE Holdings” or “the Company”) (NYSE: BEKE) for violations of the securities laws.
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The investigation focuses on whether the Company issued false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose information pertinent to investors. KE Holdings is the subject of a report published by Muddy Waters Research on December 16, 2021. The report claims: “We are short BEKE because we conclude [KE Holdings] is engaged in systemic fraud, by our estimate, inflating its new home sales GTV by over ~126% and its commission revenues by approximately ~77–96%. We found massive discrepancies between the transaction volumes, store count and agent count reported to investors and the transaction data from our multi-month data collection program from BEKE’s platform. We corroborated these discrepancies by spot-checking our findings through primary due diligence on BEKE’s stores, including field interviews and site visits.”.
The results of the trading session contributed to over 11467892 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of KE Holdings Inc stands at 9.25% while the volatility over the past one month is 9.48%.
The market cap for BEKE stock reached $22.54 billion, with 1.18 billion shares outstanding and 877.30 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 10.93M shares, BEKE reached a trading volume of 11467892 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about KE Holdings Inc [BEKE]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BEKE shares is $26.76 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BEKE stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. 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.
JP Morgan have made an estimate for KE Holdings Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on November 09, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on November 03, 2021, representing the official price target for KE Holdings Inc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $35 to $19.30, while Goldman kept a Neutral rating on BEKE stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for KE Holdings Inc is set at 1.83, with the Price to Sales ratio for BEKE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.30, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.55.
How has BEKE stock performed recently?
KE Holdings Inc [BEKE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.73. With this latest performance, BEKE shares dropped by -5.78% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -44.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -68.03% 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 BEKE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.32, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.65 for KE Holdings Inc [BEKE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.12, while it was recorded at 18.84 for the last single week of trading, and 32.05 for the last 200 days.
KE Holdings Inc [BEKE]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and KE Holdings Inc [BEKE] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.37 and a Gross Margin at +23.92. KE Holdings Inc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.94.
Return on Total Capital for BEKE is now 5.00, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.90. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.47, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, KE Holdings Inc [BEKE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 11.96. Additionally, BEKE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 10.69, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 7.66. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 5.76, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 5.15.
Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.21 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.80.KE Holdings Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.40 and a Current Ratio set at 2.40.
Earnings analysis for KE Holdings Inc [BEKE]
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 BEKE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for KE Holdings Inc go to 27.02%.
Insider trade positions for KE Holdings Inc [BEKE]
There are presently around $7,415 million, or 41.30% of BEKE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BEKE stocks are: SB GLOBAL ADVISERS LTD with ownership of 77,434,287, which is approximately New of the company’s market cap and around 0.89% of the total institutional ownership; LONE PINE CAPITAL LLC, holding 30,201,786 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $630.31 million in BEKE stocks shares; and MORGAN STANLEY, currently with $458.52 million in BEKE stock with ownership of nearly 1656.441% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in KE Holdings Inc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 108 institutional holders increased their position in KE Holdings Inc [NYSE:BEKE] by around 205,817,060 shares. Additionally, 111 investors decreased positions by around 131,032,224 shares, while 20 investors held positions by with 18,469,141 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 355,318,425 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BEKE stock had 26 new institutional investments in for a total of 120,613,377 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 111,787,065 shares during the same period.