Atlantic Equities raised the price target for the Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UPST) stock to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on September 07, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on August 13, 2021 by Barclays that upgraded the stock from an Equal weight to an Overweight with a price target of $230 for UPST stock. The research report from Citigroup has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy, with a price target set at $205. The stock was initiated by Goldman, who disclosed in a research note on July 12, 2021, to Buy and set the price objective to $147. In their research brief published April 27, 2021, Piper Sandler analysts initiated the Upstart Holdings Inc. stock to Overweight with a price target of $143.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UPST) dipped -3.22% to close Tuesday’s market session at $269.04, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $264.20 and $282.25 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3967357 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 5.30 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 2.41% within the last five trades and 32.34% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 348.03% in the last 6 months and 118.68% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. UPST stock is trading at a margin of 16.64%, 58.80% and 133.00% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, UPST deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -8.56 percent below its 52-week high and 1089.92 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 124.13. 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 Upstart Holdings 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 16.00 percent and the profit margin is 12.90 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 85.90 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 $22.40 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 Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UPST) is 413.27. 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 161.39. 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 49.71 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 28.81, 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, 0.50 percent of Upstart Holdings Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 56.60 percent are held by financial institutions. Nicoll Alison, the General Counsel at Upstart Holdings Inc. (UPST) has sold 22,500 shares of firm on Sep 08 at a price of $269.75 against the total amount of $6.07 million. In another inside trade, Girouard Dave, Chief Executive Officer of Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UPST) sold 12,498 shares of the firm on Sep 01 for a total worth of $2.82 million at a price of $225.54. An inside trade which took place on Sep 01, Chief Executive Officer of Upstart Holdings Inc. Girouard Dave sold 125,000 shares of firm against total price of $28.18 million at the cost of $225.43 per share.