Taking the lead: Cannae Holdings Inc. (CNNE)

Cannae Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNNE) stock fell -0.60% on Thursday to $19.74 against a previous-day closing price of $19.86. With 0.5 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.41 million shares. During the session, the Restaurants company that operates in wider Consumer Cyclical sector, reached to the highest price of $20.21 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $19.73. The 52-week range on CNNE shows that it touched its highest point at $25.74 and its lowest point at $17.35 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $31.85. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.86.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Three-month performance dropped to -1.50% while six-month performance fell -1.69%. The stock lost -14.95% in the past year, while it has lost -4.41% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for CNNE yields -0.16 with Next year EPS estimates of -0.41. For the next quarter, that number is -0.33. This implies an EPS growth rate of -64.70% for this year and 78.60% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 75.40 million CNNE shares are outstanding with a float of 67.65 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 1.94 million, which was 2.64% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Richard Nelson Massey as the firm’s CEO & Director, Mr. Bryan D. Coy serves as its Chief Financial Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 86.59% of CNNE’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 8.62% of CNNE, in contrast to 43.10% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 37.76%. As the largest shareholder in CNNE with 9.84% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 7,522,861 shares worth 7,522,861. A second-largest stockholder of CNNE, River Road Asset Management LLC, holds 5,941,869 shares, controlling over 7.77% of the firm’s shares. Davenport & Co. LLC is the third largest shareholder in CNNE, holding 5,700,688 shares or 7.45% stake. With a 3.09% stake in CNNE, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF is the largest stakeholder. A total of 2,363,366 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund, which owns about 2.47% of CNNE stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 1,887,663 shares valued at 38.47 million. iShares Russell 2000 ETF holds 2.19% of the stake in CNNE, owning 1,677,956 shares worth 34.2 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 Jun 29, 2023, CNNE reported revenue of $174.50M and operating income of -$27.00M. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was -$209.20M and diluted EPS was -$3.15.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CNNE 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 CNNE analysts setting a high price target of $36.00 and a low target of $28.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $33.00. Based on these targets, CNNE could surge 82.37% to reach the target high and rise by 41.84% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 67.17% 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.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded CNNE 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 13 while that of sell transactions has risen to 2 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 325,802 while 4,373 shares were sold.

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