The 0.28% rally in iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ) might have been tempting for an investor to buy at this point and in fact that would prove a good idea, as sell-side analysts think there is almost 61.58% more gain yet to come for shareholders. Analysts seemed to set $34.4 as highest price target on its way to greater gains. IQ stock enjoyed an overall uptrend of 43.17% from the beginning of 2019. The closing share price quoted for February 06, 2019 was $21.29. The average 12-month price target they expect from the stock is $26. This mean price target represents 22.12% upside over its previous closing price. The median price target they presented was $27.2 for the next 12-months, which suggests a 27.76% upside from current levels. Some analysts have a lowest price target on the stock of $11, which would mean a -48.33% gain in value.
To help you decide whether it’s worth the wait (and the money), iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ:IQ) is currently trading at 8.95X the company’s trailing-12-month earnings per share, which represents a discount compared to the sector’s 9.66X and comes in below its industry’s 25.67X. The most popular method for valuing a stock is to study the historic Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio using reported earnings for the past 12 months. The EPS number for this stock in the most recent four quarters of earnings stood at $2.38. P/E ratio is so popular because it’s simple, it’s effective, and, tautologically, because everyone uses it.
The 14-day Absolute ATR (Average True Range) on Wednesday, February 06 of 2019 shows that the price on average moves $0.94. The average daily volatility is 4.58% over the past week. Low volatility is good for the stock and it means we have calm and confident investors. If you check recent iQIYI, Inc. (IQ) volume, you will see that it has changed to 5.31 million shares versus the average daily volume of 7.89 million shares.
When you look at the daily chart for IQ, you will observe the stock held -26.86% losses in the 6-month period and maintains 48.36% distance from its most recent low. The past 5-day performance for the share stays positive at 9.86% but up 14.56% from its three-week moving average. Comparing to 50-day SMA, iQIYI, Inc. shares price is now up 18.38%. It also closed -13.78% higher from its 200-day SMA. This is often seen as the last line of defense for long term trends to find support at, else be considered broken and/or in a bear market. The daily chart of the stock more clearly reveals the slide in prices as it closed Wednesday with a 1-month performance at 23.64%.
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