Telsey Advisory Group slashes price target on Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY] – find out why.


Party City Holdco Inc. [NYSE: PRTY] price plunged by -61.44 percent to reach at -$1.88. The company report on May 9, 2022 that Party City Reports First Quarter 2022 Results and Updates 2022 Business Outlook.

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Total Net Sales of $433 million; Comparable Sales increased 2.1% versus prior year.

GAAP Net Loss of $26.9 million; Adjusted EBITDA of $4.6 million .

A sum of 32220232 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 3.86M shares. Party City Holdco Inc. shares reached a high of $1.83 and dropped to a low of $1.09 until finishing in the latest session at $1.18.

The one-year PRTY stock forecast points to a potential upside of 76.4. The average equity rating for PRTY stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PRTY shares is $5.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PRTY stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. 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.

Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for Party City Holdco Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 13, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stephens dropped their target price from $8 to $2. The new note on the price target was released on March 13, 2020, representing the official price target for Party City Holdco Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $9 to $2.50, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Market Perform rating on PRTY stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Party City Holdco Inc. is set at 0.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for PRTY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.06. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.41. Price to Free Cash Flow for PRTY in the course of the last twelve months was 31.64 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.

PRTY Stock Performance Analysis:

Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -62.78. With this latest performance, PRTY shares dropped by -64.78% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -87.03% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -86.65% 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 PRTY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 22.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 16.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 27.41 for Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.53, while it was recorded at 2.86 for the last single week of trading, and 5.69 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Party City Holdco Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.46 and a Gross Margin at +35.38. Party City Holdco Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -0.30.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.78, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.24.

Party City Holdco Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.


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 PRTY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Party City Holdco Inc. go to 12.58%.

Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $104 million, or 78.20% of PRTY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PRTY stocks are: CAS INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC with ownership of 16,456,623, which is approximately 2.94% of the company’s market cap and around 5.10% of the total institutional ownership; MORGAN STANLEY, holding 11,161,567 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $13.17 million in PRTY stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $8.66 million in PRTY stock with ownership of nearly 3.379% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Party City Holdco Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 91 institutional holders increased their position in Party City Holdco Inc. [NYSE:PRTY] by around 17,560,259 shares. Additionally, 66 investors decreased positions by around 12,536,305 shares, while 19 investors held positions by with 57,949,075 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 88,045,639 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PRTY stock had 33 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,299,860 shares, while 30 institutional investors sold positions of 5,943,525 shares during the same period.