PagSeguro Digital Ltd (NYSE: PAGS) stock jumped 2.76% on Monday to $9.31 against a previous-day closing price of $9.06. With 5.86 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 4.24 million shares. During the session, the Software – Infrastructure company that operates in wider Technology sector, reached to the highest price of $9.35 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $9.07. The 52-week range on PAGS shows that it touched its highest point at $13.20 and its lowest point at $6.93 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $11.38. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.74.
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 up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 12.99%, but this was up by 23.47% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 4.49% while six-month performance fell -26.40%. The stock lost -19.81% in the past year, while it has gained 6.52% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for PAGS yields 0.95 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.20. For the next quarter, that number is 0.29. This implies an EPS growth rate of 10.57% for this year and 13.80% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 15.81% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 13.36%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 331.37 million PAGS shares are outstanding with a float of 203.02 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 15.42 million, which was 4.79% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 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.
Through their ownership of 86.00% of PAGS’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 46.44% of PAGS, in contrast to 44.78% held by mutual funds. As the largest shareholder in PAGS with 12.02% of the stake, Capital Research & Management Co holds 24,493,714 shares worth 24,493,714. A second-largest stockholder of PAGS, Fidelity Management & Research Co, holds 15,736,578 shares, controlling over 7.72% of the firm’s shares. BlackRock Investment Management is the third largest shareholder in PAGS, holding 14,433,466 shares or 7.08% stake. With a 6.49% stake in PAGS, the Fidelity Inv. Trust – Emerging Ma is the largest stakeholder. A total of 13,219,949 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 67.02 million. Government Pension Fund – Global holds 3.94% of the stake in PAGS, owning 8,032,842 shares worth 56.71 million.
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 $78.29 and a low target of $33.27, the average target price over the next 12 months is $57.48. Based on these targets, PAGS could surge 740.92% to reach the target high and rise by 257.36% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 517.4% from current levels.