Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS): Do Not Miss The Gain Train

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After grabbing 5.83 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 5.83 million shares of the Consumer Cyclical Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 8.68% having worth around $47.33 million. Moreover, Greenvale Capital LLP increased its share by 0.25 million to have a control over 4.5 million shares.

Cars.com Inc. (CARS) concluded trading on 08/27/20 at a closing price of $9.05, with 1.23 million shares of worth about $11.1 million changed hands on the day. Weekly performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 5.48% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -2.58%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 67.26M shares, out of which, 66.37M shares are available for trading.

A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 8 analysts are covering the CARS stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $10.75. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $16.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $8.00. Analysts also issued an outlook of 2.60 for the Cars.com Inc. stock for next 12 months. The stock’s current price level is 12.48% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in loss of -13.13 for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $16.00 would mean a gain of 43.44% for the stock.

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 27 times over the past 12 months. They bought 1,076,290 shares in 19 of the transactions. In 8 selling transactions, insiders dumped 32,703 shares.

MFS Meridian Funds – Prudent Weal, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, and AMG Managers Fairpointe Mid Cap F are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Cars.com Inc. MFS Meridian Funds – Prudent Weal is currently holding 2.18 million shares of worth totaling $17.72 million. The company recently came buying 0.0 shares which brought its stake up to 3.25% of the company’s outstanding shares. AMG Managers Fairpointe Mid Cap F, after selling 1.65 million shares, have now control over 2.46% of the stake in the company. It holds -0.55 million shares of worth $13.41 million.

Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS) started trading at $9.32, above $0.03 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock finished the trading on the day at a closing price of $9.05, or with a loss of -2.58%. Stock saw a price change of 5.48% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 31.35%. Year-to-date (YTD), CARS shares are showing a performance of -25.94% which increased to 1.46% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $3.25 but also hit the highest price of $13.55 during that period. While comparing its average daily trading volume of 1.42 million shares, we see that about 1.23 million changed hands on the day. The stock is currently trading 3.65% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 26.96% for SMA50 and it goes to 7.90% higher than SMA200.

Ninety One UK Ltd. acquired 5.83 million shares of Cars.com Inc. having value of about $47.33 million. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 47.90% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 55.72% and 2.69% of the stake respectively.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $599.11M. It has posted earnings per share of -$18.57 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 1.50 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for CARS, volatility over the week remained 7.00% while standing at 7.53% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that Cars.com Inc. (CARS) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.38 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter ESPS is $0.41 and it is $1.55 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.25 which is $0.5 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.32 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -20.60% while it is estimated to increase by 25.79% in next year.

Analysts at 8 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Cars.com Inc. (CARS)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Moderate Buy” and assign it a score of 2.60. Out of those 8 Wall Street analysts, 3 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 5 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.

Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Citigroup on May 08, 2020 offering a Neutral rating for the stock and assigned a target price of to it. Coverage by Craig Hallum stated Cars.com Inc. (CARS) stock as a Hold in their note to investors on May 07, 2020, suggesting a price target of for the stock. On May 05, 2020, B. Riley FBR Downgrade their recommendations, while on March 09, 2020, BTIG Research Upgrade their ratings for the stock with a price target of $10. Stock get a Buy rating from DA Davidson on March 05, 2020.

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