Wall Street Analyst Initiated StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]. What else is Wall St. saying


StoneCo Ltd. [NASDAQ: STNE] plunged by -$0.46 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $9.195 during the day while it closed the day at $8.80. The company report on June 2, 2022 that Stone accelerates growth, recovering profitability, and reports record revenue of BRL 2.07 billion in 1Q22, with 138.6% increase year over year.

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Company exceeds forecasts with pre-tax earnings 16% above guidance and 10 times higher than in previous quarter.

StoneCo Ltd (Nasdaq: STNE) total revenues reached BRL 2.07 billion in 2022’s first quarter, a 138.6% increase over the same period in 2021. The figures exceeded BRL 1.85 to BRL 1.90 billion guidance due to a 107.8% increase in revenues from Financial Services to BRL1.7 billion in the period, and 955.6% increase in Software to BRL 326.6 million in this quarter.

StoneCo Ltd. stock has also loss -5.07% of its value over the past 7 days. However, STNE stock has declined by -9.18% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -40.05% and lost -47.81% year-on date.

The market cap for STNE stock reached $2.85 billion, with 308.93 million shares outstanding and 243.48 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.72M shares, STNE reached a trading volume of 7469236 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 StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for STNE shares is $13.91 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on STNE stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.

Cantor Fitzgerald have made an estimate for StoneCo Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 08, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 18, 2022, representing the official price target for StoneCo Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $30 to $14, while Evercore ISI kept a In-line rating on STNE stock. On January 31, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for STNE shares from 60 to 16.

The Average True Range (ATR) for StoneCo Ltd. is set at 0.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for STNE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.55. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.11, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.65. Price to Free Cash Flow for STNE in the course of the last twelve months was 6.20 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

STNE stock trade performance evaluation

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.07. With this latest performance, STNE shares dropped by -0.68% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -40.05% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -84.52% 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 STNE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.55, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.11, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.98 for StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.06, while it was recorded at 9.25 for the last single week of trading, and 15.02 for the last 200 days.

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] shares currently have an operating margin of -31.16 and a Gross Margin at +28.78. StoneCo Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -50.35.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.53, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.69.

StoneCo Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] 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 STNE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for StoneCo Ltd. go to 4.11%.

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,706 million, or 67.10% of STNE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of STNE stocks are: CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with ownership of 13,262,194, which is approximately -64.302% of the company’s market cap and around 12.74% of the total institutional ownership; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, holding 10,695,448 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $99.04 million in STNE stocks shares; and SUMITOMO MITSUI TRUST HOLDINGS, INC., currently with $88.7 million in STNE stock with ownership of nearly 2.283% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in StoneCo Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 173 institutional holders increased their position in StoneCo Ltd. [NASDAQ:STNE] by around 51,776,013 shares. Additionally, 142 investors decreased positions by around 57,289,626 shares, while 29 investors held positions by with 75,220,409 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 184,286,048 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. STNE stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,825,411 shares, while 61 institutional investors sold positions of 11,251,092 shares during the same period.