There is no doubt that StoneCo Ltd. (STNE) ticks all the boxes.

StoneCo Ltd. (NASDAQ: STNE) stock jumped 0.26% on Monday to $11.39 against a previous-day closing price of $11.36. With 2.85 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 4.64 million shares. The 52-week range on STNE shows that it touched its highest point at $14.83 and its lowest point at $8.09 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $15.55. Beta for the stock currently stands at 2.24.

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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 STNE was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -2.40%, but this was down by -7.62% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -15.75% while six-month performance rose 28.41%. The stock gained 20.15% in the past year, while it has gained 20.66% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for STNE yields 0.51 with Next year EPS estimates of 4.84. For the next quarter, that number is 1.07. This implies an EPS growth rate of 62.10% for this year and 21.55% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 47.85% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -34.00%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 313.07 million STNE shares are outstanding with a float of 274.28 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 15.57 million, which was 4.97% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Pedro Zinner as the firm’s Chief Exec. Officer, Mr. Mateus Scherer Schwening serves as its CFO & Investor Relations Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 74.08% of STNE’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

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, STNE reported revenue of $4.09B and operating income of $1.56B. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $1.94B and diluted EPS was -$1.56.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for STNE 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 STNE analysts setting a high price target of $109.68 and a low target of $43.20, the average target price over the next 12 months is $73.47. Based on these targets, STNE could surge 862.95% to reach the target high and rise by 279.28% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 545.04% 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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