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JP Morgan raised the price target for the iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on February 11, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on January 28, 2021 by Northland Capital that downgraded the stock from an Outperform to a Market perform with a price target of $120 for IRBT stock. The stock was upgraded by Raymond James, who disclosed in a research note on October 22, 2020, from Mkt Perform to Outperform and set the price objective to $98.

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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 $0.84 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.31, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.53, which implies that the company surprised the market by 171.00%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.09. This is an average of 7 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.18 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.04. According to 6 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $264.05M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $278M and a low estimate of $259.72M.

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

The share price of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) dipped -4.45% to close Monday’s market session at $103.96, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $103.50 and $110.81 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1273805 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 633.25K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -10.42% within the last five trades and -14.57% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 27.82% in the last 6 months and -15.06% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. IRBT stock is trading at a margin of -9.52%, -11.69% and 11.53% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, IRBT deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -47.34 percent below its 52-week high and 80.02 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 49.83. 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 iRobot Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 10.20 percent and the profit margin is 10.30 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 46.90 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 $3.01 billion 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 for iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) is 20.15. 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 19.52. 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 2.10 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.64, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Weinstein Glen Daniel, the EVP and Chief Legal Officer at iRobot Corporation (IRBT) has sold 1,373 shares of firm on Mar 23 at a price of $125.00 against the total amount of $0.17 million. In another inside trade, Weinstein Glen Daniel, EVP and Chief Legal Officer of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) sold 17,899 shares of the firm on Mar 19 for a total worth of $2.13 million at a price of $118.72. An inside trade which took place on Mar 18, EVP Human Resources, Corp Comm of iRobot Corporation CAMPANELLO RUSSELL J sold 10,686 shares of firm against total price of $1.31 million at the cost of $122.80 per share.

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