For Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY], Analyst sees a drop to $1. What next?

Party City Holdco Inc. [NYSE: PRTY] gained 2.68% or 0.02 points to close at $0.52 with a heavy trading volume of 6356201 shares. The company report on November 8, 2022 that Party City Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results and Updates 2022 Business Outlook.

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Total Net Sales of $502.2 million down 1.6% versus last year; Comparable Sales decreased 3.2% versus prior year and increased 11.2% versus 2019.

October Retail sales of $390.5 million; Comparable Sales approximately flat versus 2021.

It opened the trading session at $0.5138, the shares rose to $0.5259 and dropped to $0.4998, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PRTY points out that the company has recorded -57.22% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -4.0% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 6.24M shares, PRTY reached to a volume of 6356201 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $2.00 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 0.10, with the Price to Sales ratio for PRTY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.03.

Trading performance analysis for PRTY stock

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 -20.43. With this latest performance, PRTY shares dropped by -39.81% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -57.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -91.32% 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 25.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 21.28, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 29.65 for Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 1.1681, while it was recorded at 0.5648 for the last single week of trading, and 1.9578 for the last 200 days.

Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 0.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Party City Holdco Inc. [PRTY]

There are presently around $37 million, or 61.50% 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 19,557,248, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 5.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 7,213,499 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.74 million in PRTY stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $3.12 million in PRTY stock with ownership of nearly 8.452% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Party City Holdco Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 63 institutional holders increased their position in Party City Holdco Inc. [NYSE:PRTY] by around 5,912,035 shares. Additionally, 54 investors decreased positions by around 15,686,855 shares, while 25 investors held positions by with 48,998,759 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 70,597,649 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PRTY stock had 22 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,698,826 shares, while 18 institutional investors sold positions of 4,373,373 shares during the same period.


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