On September 12, 2023, Avantax (NASDAQ:AVTA) experienced a series of downgrades from prominent financial analysts. Alexander Paris, an analyst at Barrington Research, revised Avantax’s rating from Outperform to Market Perform. Following suit, William Blair also downgraded Avantax to “Market Perform”, while Cantor Fitzgerald shifted their rating to “Neutral”.
Interestingly, it is worth noting that Barrington Research had previously upheld an “Outperform” rating for Avantax.
Updated on: 03/12/2023
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AVTA Stock Analysis: Stable Performance on September 12, 2023 with Impressive Earnings Growth
On September 12, 2023, AVTA stock had a relatively stable performance. The stock opened at $25.59, slightly higher than the previous day’s closing price of $25.54. Throughout the day, the stock’s price ranged between $25.53 and $25.60. The trading volume for the day was 27,097 shares, which is significantly lower than the average volume of 417,311 shares over the past three months.
AVTA, with a market capitalization of $733.4 million, operates in the Technology Services sector, specifically in the Packaged Software industry. The company’s financials show both positive and negative trends. In terms of earnings growth, AVTA experienced a significant decrease of 778.33% last year. However, this year’s earnings growth has been impressive, with an increase of 912.50%. Looking ahead, the company is projected to have a 15.00% earnings growth over the next five years.
In terms of revenue growth, AVTA saw a decline of 24.71% last year. Despite this setback, the company’s financials indicate potential for improvement. AVTA has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 511.0, suggesting that investors are willing to pay a high price for each dollar of earnings. The price/sales ratio stands at 1.84, indicating that the stock is trading at a moderate valuation compared to its revenue. The price/book ratio of 1.29 suggests that the stock is trading close to its book value.
AVTA’s net profit margin is 0.47%, indicating that the company retains a small portion of its revenue as profit. This figure could be improved to enhance the company’s financial performance. The stock’s performance on September 12, 2023, showed a slight decline of 0.03, resulting in a percentage change of -0.45%.
AVTA’s next reporting date is scheduled for November 1, 2023. Analysts forecast an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.22 for the current quarter. In the previous year, AVTA reported an annual revenue of $666.5 million and a net loss of $52.0 million.
Investors should closely monitor AVTA’s earnings growth, revenue growth, and profitability to make informed investment decisions.
AVTA Stock Shows Positive Performance and Potential for Growth
AVTA stock had a positive performance on September 12, 2023, with a median target price of $30.00, a high estimate of $30.00, and a low estimate of $26.00. This represents a potential increase of 17.42% from the last recorded price of $25.55.
The consensus among four polled investment analysts is to buy AVTA stock, indicating a consistent positive sentiment towards the company’s performance.
Avantax Inc reported earnings per share of $0.22 for the current quarter, with sales amounting to $191.8 million. The reporting date for these figures is set for November 1.
Overall, the outlook for AVTA stock appears optimistic based on the analyst forecasts and the consensus buy rating. Investors may see potential gains in the coming months, with the median target price suggesting a significant increase in value. However, further research and analysis are advised before making investment decisions.