StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] gain 34.32% so far this year. What now?

StoneCo Ltd. [NASDAQ: STNE] price surged by 3.85 percent to reach at $0.47. The company report on April 6, 2023 at 5:46 PM that From startup to Big Tech: Stone brings Luiz André Barroso to the Board.

The company reaches another milestone in its trajectory to offer the most complete technological platform for entrepreneurs.

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On Thursday (6), Stone (Nasdaq: STNE) announced the arrival of Luiz André Barroso to the Board of Directors. Building on the purpose of serving entrepreneurs with a complete technology platform, Stone takes another important step on the path to consolidate itself as a big tech without losing its startup essence.

A sum of 5991294 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 5.53M shares. StoneCo Ltd. shares reached a high of $13.00 and dropped to a low of $12.2221 until finishing in the latest session at $12.68.

The one-year STNE stock forecast points to a potential downside of -10.45. The average equity rating for STNE stock is currently 2.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $11.48 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for StoneCo Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on December 07, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman dropped their target price from $7.50 to $11. The new note on the price target was released on December 01, 2022, representing the official price target for StoneCo Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $10 to $16, while Evercore ISI kept a Outperform rating on STNE stock. On September 06, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for STNE shares from 9.80 to 7.80.

The Average True Range (ATR) for StoneCo Ltd. is set at 0.57, with the Price to Sales ratio for STNE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.41. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.33. Price to Free Cash Flow for STNE in the course of the last twelve months was 14.94 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

STNE Stock Performance Analysis:

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.46. With this latest performance, STNE shares gained by 41.68% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 15.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 31.54% 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 71.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 74.19, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 68.10 for StoneCo Ltd. [STNE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.97, while it was recorded at 12.34 for the last single week of trading, and 10.10 for the last 200 days.

Insight into StoneCo Ltd. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] shares currently have an operating margin of -21.11 and a Gross Margin at +32.84. StoneCo Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -11.86.

Return on Total Capital for STNE is now -4.81, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -3.25. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.13, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.29. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 43.05. Additionally, STNE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 30.10, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 13.14. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 21.16, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 14.79.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.22 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.11.StoneCo Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 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 STNE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for StoneCo Ltd. go to 33.80%.

StoneCo Ltd. [STNE] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $2,673 million, or 68.60% of STNE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of STNE stocks are: MADRONE ADVISORS, LLC with ownership of 25,339,276, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 1.56% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 22,305,288 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $272.35 million in STNE stocks shares; and POINT72 ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P., currently with $146.78 million in STNE stock with ownership of nearly 191.678% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in StoneCo Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 127 institutional holders increased their position in StoneCo Ltd. [NASDAQ:STNE] by around 40,767,120 shares. Additionally, 119 investors decreased positions by around 29,260,222 shares, while 49 investors held positions by with 148,873,781 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 218,901,123 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. STNE stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,103,278 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 15,558,603 shares during the same period.


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