A Look at PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (PAGS) Shares in the Recent Past Indicates Growth

PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) stock fell -4.53% on Wednesday to $12.00 against a previous-day closing price of $12.57. With 4.16 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 3.93 million shares. During the session, the Software – Infrastructure company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $12.54 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $11.90. The 52-week range on PAGS shows that it touched its highest point at $19.49 and its lowest point at $7.51 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $12.33. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.57.

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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 PAGS was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -4.08%, but this was up by 32.01% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 33.04% while six-month performance fell -2.04%. The stock lost -15.55% in the past year, while it has gained 37.30% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for PAGS yields 0.92 with Next year EPS estimates of 6.44. For the next quarter, that number is 1.09. This implies an EPS growth rate of 30.20% for this year and 24.46% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 13.10% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 20.10%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 325.98 million PAGS shares are outstanding with a float of 194.70 million shares on hand for trading. On Apr 27, 2023, short shares totaled 5.99 million, which was 1.85% higher than short shares on Mar 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Alexandre Magnani as the firm’s CEO & COO, Mr. Artur Gaulke Schunck serves as its Chief Financial & Investor Relations Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Director.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 86.21% of PAGS’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 45.53% of PAGS, in contrast to 41.42% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in PAGS with 12.04% of the stake, Capital Research & Management Co holds 24,547,807 shares worth 24,547,807. A second-largest stockholder of PAGS, Fidelity Management & Research Co, holds 18,232,480 shares, controlling over 8.95% of the firm’s shares. Sylebra Capital Ltd. is the third largest shareholder in PAGS, holding 13,295,793 shares or 6.52% stake. With a 6.72% stake in PAGS, the Fidelity Inv. Trust – Emerging Ma is the largest stakeholder. A total of 13,698,749 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The American Funds New World Fund, which owns about 4.66% of PAGS stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 9,492,500 shares valued at 93.41 million. Government Pension Fund – Global holds 3.94% of the stake in PAGS, owning 8,032,842 shares worth 79.04 million.

An Overview of Recent Financials:

Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on Dec 30, 2022, PAGS reported revenue of $2.26B and operating income of -$347.65M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $1.48B and diluted EPS was $1.10.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for PAGS since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With PAGS analysts setting a high price target of $93.83 and a low target of $40.35, the average target price over the next 12 months is $63.60. Based on these targets, PAGS could surge 681.92% to reach the target high and rise by 236.25% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 430.0% 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.

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