Healthy Upside Potential: Stellantis N.V. (STLA)

Stellantis N.V. (NYSE: STLA) stock fell -1.69% on Friday to $12.78 against a previous-day closing price of $13.00. With 8.12 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 5.5 million shares. During the session, the Auto Manufacturers company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $13.03 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $12.74. The 52-week range on STLA shows that it touched its highest point at $21.92 and its lowest point at $11.37 during that stretch.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of STLA was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -5.61%, but this was down by -8.78% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -0.85% while six-month performance fell -19.17%. The stock lost -33.82% in the past year, while it has lost -31.88% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for STLA yields 4.82 with Next year EPS estimates of 4.06. EPS is expected to grow by 20.11% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 40.74%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 3.14 billion STLA shares are outstanding with a float of 2.14 billion shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 16.8 million, which was 0.54% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. John Jacob Philip Elkann as the firm’s Exec. Chairman, Mr. Carlos Tavares serves as its CEO & Exec. Director.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 54.43% of STLA’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold — of STLA, in contrast to — held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. With a 1.14% stake in STLA, the Government Pension Fund – Global is the largest stakeholder. A total of 35,874,415 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Total International Stoc, which owns about 0.85% of STLA stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 26,632,864 shares valued at 357.63 million. Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP holds 0.56% of the stake in STLA, owning 17,761,172 shares worth 238.5 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for STLA since 24 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 17 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 5 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 2 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With STLA analysts setting a high price target of $34.58 and a low target of $15.20, the average target price over the next 12 months is $21.98. Based on these targets, STLA could surge 170.58% to reach the target high and rise by 18.94% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 71.99% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. STLA will report FY 2022 earnings on 03/01/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $5.86 being high and $4.73 being low. For STLA, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $5.26. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Stellantis N.V. surprised analysts by $0.11 when it reported $1.32 EPS against a consensus estimate of $1.22. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $0.18. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $1.32 and the low estimate is $1.32. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $1.32.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded STLA stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 5 while that of sell transactions has risen to 6 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 481,888 while 102,255 shares were sold.

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