Taking the lead: Weibo Corp ADR (WB)

With 1.4 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.63 shares. The 52-week range on WB shows that it touched its highest point at $22.74 and its lowest point at $7.84 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $16.16. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.42.

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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 WB was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 4.38%, but this was down by -7.75% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -26.95% while six-month performance fell -37.91%. The stock lost -59.43% in the past year, while it has lost -19.54% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for WB yields 1.69 with Next year EPS estimates of 2.17. For the next quarter, that number is 0.50. This implies an EPS growth rate of -8.42% for this year and 4.33% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 1.69% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -25.64%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 145.37 million WB shares are outstanding with a float of 145.31 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 31, 2024, short shares totaled 10.51 million, which was 4.33% higher than short shares on Dec 29, 2023. In addition to Mr. Gaofei Wang as the firm’s CEO & Director, Ms. Fei Cao serves as its Chief Financial Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 40.23% of WB’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for WB 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 WB analysts setting a high price target of $23.50 and a low target of $10.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $16.16. Based on these targets, WB could surge 166.74% to reach the target high and rise by 13.51% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 83.43% from current levels.

Dividends & Yield:

In terms of dividends, WB has a current ratio of $–, which is $– over the trailing 12-months, while a dividend of $– is likely to be paid on average over the next five years. Dividend yield is another indicator that appeals to many investors, and WB currently yields $––. In the past year, WB’s dividend yield has been $––, but when looking at the stock over the past five years, its yield has been $––. Accordingly, WB has a current buyback yield of $3.08. This was $3.08 for the TTM, and it was $– for the past five years.