JP Morgan raised the price target for the Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) stock from “an Underweight” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on July 26, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on June 21, 2021 by Truist that resumed the stock to a Buy with a price target of $21 for UMPQ stock. The research report from Stephens has resumed the stock to Overweight, with a price target set at $16. The stock was downgraded by JP Morgan, who disclosed in a research note on October 27, 2020, from Neutral to Underweight and set the price objective to $11.50. In their research brief published October 08, 2020, Wells Fargo analysts upgraded the Umpqua Holdings Corporation stock from Equal Weight to Overweight with a price target of $14.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) dipped -2.68% to close Thursday’s market session at $19.22, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $19.15 and $19.60 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2550680 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.39 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -5.55% within the last five trades and 5.78% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 13.93% in the last 6 months and 3.22% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. UMPQ stock is trading at a margin of -0.51%, 2.56% and 11.53% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, UMPQ deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -5.97 percent below its 52-week high and 91.63 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 63.74. 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 Umpqua Holdings 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 94.90 percent and the profit margin is 51.20 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 $4.28 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 Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) is 8.49. 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 11.06. 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 4.39 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.53, 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, 0.90 percent of Umpqua Holdings Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 92.20 percent are held by financial institutions. Shotwell David F, the EVP/Chief Risk Officer at Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) has sold 563 shares of firm on Jul 23 at a price of $18.36 against the total amount of $10337.0. In another inside trade, Shotwell David F, EVP/Chief Risk Officer of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:UMPQ) sold 742 shares of the firm on Mar 03 for a total worth of $13208.0 at a price of $17.80. An inside trade which took place on Feb 05, EVP/Chief Risk Officer of Umpqua Holdings Corporation Shotwell David F sold 463 shares of firm against total price of $7440.0 at the cost of $16.07 per share.