why Sea Limited [SE] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $116.04

Sea Limited [NYSE: SE] plunged by -$3.38 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $64.16 during the day while it closed the day at $63.05. The company report on August 16, 2022 that Sea Limited Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results.


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Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) (“Sea” or the “Company”) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

“Our solid results for the quarter reflect our continued progress in enhancing efficiency and strengthening our ecosystem,” said Forrest Li, Sea’s Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer. “Shopee’s unit economics improved significantly driven by gains in both monetization and efficiency across our markets, even as we sustained a healthy growth rate against tough comparisons. At Garena, we saw positive outcomes from our focus on user retention and efforts to bring more engaging experiences to our large global games community, with quarterly active users stable quarter-on-quarter. We also benefited from expanding synergies between Shopee and SeaMoney as our underserved user base adopted more of our financial products and services, resulting in strong growth and narrowing losses at SeaMoney.”.

Sea Limited stock has also gained 7.93% of its value over the past 7 days. However, SE stock has declined by -10.72% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -28.17% and lost -71.82% year-on date.

The market cap for SE stock reached $27.43 billion, with 555.93 million shares outstanding and 253.71 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.24M shares, SE reached a trading volume of 5102420 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 Sea Limited [SE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SE shares is $116.04 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SE stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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.

Daiwa Securities have made an estimate for Sea Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 17, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on April 11, 2022, representing the official price target for Sea Limited stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $250 to $105, while JP Morgan kept a Neutral rating on SE stock. On January 28, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for SE shares from 460 to 300.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Sea Limited is set at 4.20, with the Price to Sales ratio for SE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.33. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.52, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 17.89. Price to Free Cash Flow for SE in the course of the last twelve months was 131.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

SE stock trade performance evaluation

Sea Limited [SE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.93. With this latest performance, SE shares dropped by -28.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -28.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -80.48% 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 SE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 42.95, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.10 for Sea Limited [SE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 72.88, while it was recorded at 62.23 for the last single week of trading, and 118.68 for the last 200 days.

Sea Limited [SE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Sea Limited [SE] shares currently have an operating margin of -18.79 and a Gross Margin at +38.32. Sea Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -20.56.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -37.99, with Return on Assets sitting at -14.02.

Sea Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Sea Limited [SE]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $18,652 million, or 74.80% of SE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SE stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 28,188,004, which is approximately -1.478% of the company’s market cap and around 31.41% of the total institutional ownership; SANDS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 20,470,449 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.29 billion in SE stocks shares; and BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO, currently with $1.07 billion in SE stock with ownership of nearly -2.158% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Sea Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 325 institutional holders increased their position in Sea Limited [NYSE:SE] by around 36,241,513 shares. Additionally, 337 investors decreased positions by around 43,033,155 shares, while 87 investors held positions by with 216,557,620 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 295,832,288 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SE stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,251,871 shares, while 148 institutional investors sold positions of 4,241,031 shares during the same period.

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