This trade activity should not be overlooked: Baozun Inc. (BZUN)

Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) stock fell -0.93% on Wednesday to $4.25 against a previous-day closing price of $4.29. With 0.69 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.47 million shares. During the session, the Internet Retail company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $4.3000 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $4.1300. The 52-week range on BZUN shows that it touched its highest point at $12.09 and its lowest point at $3.41 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $9.39. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.67.

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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 BZUN was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -7.61%, but this was down by -0.70% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -33.90% while six-month performance rose 3.91%. The stock lost -48.67% in the past year, while it has lost -19.81% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for BZUN yields -1.52 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.70. For the next quarter, that number is 0.00. This implies an EPS growth rate of -250.80% for this year and 483.30% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 23.87% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -38.00%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 61.06 million BZUN shares are outstanding with a float of 54.89 million shares on hand for trading. On Apr 27, 2023, short shares totaled 2.81 million, which was 4.74% higher than short shares on Mar 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Junhua Wu as the firm’s Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer & Director, Mr. Wenbin Qiu serves as its Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 32.06% of BZUN’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 23.55% of BZUN, in contrast to 15.00% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in BZUN with 4.89% of the stake, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC holds 2,682,913 shares worth 2,682,913. A second-largest stockholder of BZUN, TIAA-CREF Investment Management L, holds 1,703,174 shares, controlling over 3.10% of the firm’s shares. Schroder Investment Management is the third largest shareholder in BZUN, holding 1,553,871 shares or 2.83% stake. With a 2.89% stake in BZUN, the CREF Stock Account is the largest stakeholder. A total of 1,584,486 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Schroder Asian Growth Fund, which owns about 2.06% of BZUN stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 1,128,582 shares valued at 5.23 million. TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Equity holds 1.65% of the stake in BZUN, owning 905,373 shares worth 4.19 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, BZUN reported revenue of $2.12B and operating income of -$23.36M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was -$16.02M and diluted EPS was -$1.26.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for BZUN 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 BZUN analysts setting a high price target of $68.91 and a low target of $33.07, the average target price over the next 12 months is $49.49. Based on these targets, BZUN could surge 1521.41% to reach the target high and rise by 678.12% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 1064.47% 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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