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Wells Fargo raised the price target for the Castlight Health Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) stock from “an Equal weight” to “an Underweight”. The rating was released on January 08, 2020. We previously noted in another research note published on November 20, 2019 by Canaccord Genuity that downgraded the stock from a Buy to a Hold with a price target of $1.50 for CSLT stock. The stock was reiterated by Dougherty & Company, who disclosed in a research note on October 31, 2018, to Buy and set the price objective to $5. In their research brief published July 31, 2018, Chardan Capital Markets analysts downgraded the Castlight Health Inc. stock from Buy to Neutral with a price target of $4.80.


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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.01 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.01, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.02, which implies that the company surprised the market by 200.00%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is $0. This is an average of 3 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.01. According to 3 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $34.78M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $35.03M and a low estimate of $34.42M.

The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The share price of Castlight Health Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) raised 8.57% to close Friday’s market session at $1.90, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $1.64 and $1.93 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3152700 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.22 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 23.38% within the last five trades and 25.83% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 101.70% in the last 6 months and 6.74% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. CSLT stock is trading at a margin of 18.53%, 12.03% and 39.34% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, CSLT deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -19.49 percent below its 52-week high and 213.27 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 100.85. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Castlight Health Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -50.30 percent and the profit margin is -49.60 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 64.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $276.39 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 111.76. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.88 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.37, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 1.50 percent of Castlight Health Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 62.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Cohen Seth B., the Director at Castlight Health Inc. (CSLT) has sold 17,119 shares of firm on Feb 19 at a price of $1.72 against the total amount of $29491.0. In another inside trade, O’Meara Maeve, Chief Executive Officer of Castlight Health Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) sold 59,615 shares of the firm on Feb 17 for a total worth of $0.11 million at a price of $1.89. An inside trade which took place on Feb 17, Chief Accounting Officer of Castlight Health Inc. Chan M.P. Eric sold 8,398 shares of firm against total price of $15901.0 at the cost of $1.89 per share.

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