The growth track for CuriosityStream Inc. (CURI) has changed recently

CuriosityStream Inc. (NASDAQ: CURI) stock fell -3.52% on Wednesday to $1.37 against a previous-day closing price of $1.42. With 0.15 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.13 million shares. During the session, the Broadcasting company that operates in wider Communication Services sector, reached to the highest price of $1.4600 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $1.3457. The 52-week range on CURI shows that it touched its highest point at $8.02 and its lowest point at $1.12 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $4.13.

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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 CURI was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -4.86%, but this was up by 6.20% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -23.89% while six-month performance fell -7.43%. The stock lost -82.14% in the past year, while it has lost -76.90% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for CURI yields -0.91 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.36. For the next quarter, that number is -0.14. This implies an EPS growth rate of 77.80% for this year and 59.60% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 52.79 million CURI shares are outstanding with a float of 28.07 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 1.74 million, which was 3.29% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. John S. Hendricks as the firm’s Founder & Independent Chairman, Mr. Clint Stinchcomb serves as its Pres, CEO & Director.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 11.17% of CURI’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 52.65% of CURI, in contrast to 5.93% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 3.62%. As the largest shareholder in CURI with 2.69% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 1,417,224 shares worth 1,417,224. A second-largest stockholder of CURI, Parallax Volatility Advisers LP, holds 1,374,707 shares, controlling over 2.60% of the firm’s shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors is the third largest shareholder in CURI, holding 457,463 shares or 0.87% stake. With a 1.87% stake in CURI, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index is the largest stakeholder. A total of 986,623 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu, which owns about 0.74% of CURI stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 392,105 shares valued at 0.48 million. Fidelity Extended Market Index Fu holds 0.24% of the stake in CURI, owning 124,238 shares worth 0.15 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CURI since 6 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 4 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 1 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 1 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With CURI analysts setting a high price target of $8.00 and a low target of $1.40, the average target price over the next 12 months is $4.13. Based on these targets, CURI could surge 483.94% to reach the target high and rise by 2.19% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 201.46% 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. CURI will report FY 2022 earnings on 03/21/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of -$0.62 being high and -$0.91 being low. For CURI, this leads to a yearly average estimate of -$0.78. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. CuriosityStream Inc. surprised analysts by $0.10 when it reported -$0.09 EPS against a consensus estimate of -$0.20. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was -$0.02. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is -$0.07 and the low estimate is -$0.22. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus -$0.12.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded CURI 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 remained unchanged to 0 while that of sell transactions has risen to 24 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 0 while 580 shares were sold.

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