JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) Stock: Why Investors Are In Love Today

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) is a big mover this session as the company shares are trading 3.81% or 0.73 points higher from last closing price of $19.14, reaching $19.87 at last check. So what’s going on with JKS shares anyway? The price has risen in 2 of the last 5 days and is down -22.54% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue increasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -270,327 shares, and in total 280573 shares valued at $5.575 million were seen changing hands compared with 550900 shares valued at $10.544 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes in JKS stock for the next couple of days.

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -22.54%, but has still advanced 93.53% year to date. By comparison, the stock added 53.24% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -2.35% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $894.6M, with its short interest ratio standing at 10.03%.

In the current trading session for JKS, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $19.92 and was down as much as $19.2 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $7.11. The 52-week high is now at -20.17 distance from current price. Their recent low of $24.84 represents a 178.9% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for JKS is $21.07, this is below the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.

The stock of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. earned $1.64 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of 12.12. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 23.35 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 15.59. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. JKS also has P/S multiple of 0.24. This is smaller versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 0.27x.

JKS‘s last price was up 10.61% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $17.96 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $20.22. At present, there are 46.74 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 35.68 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1% while institutions stake was 48.4%. The company has generated positive returns on equity over the last 12 months (5.9%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 15.6% over the past 12 months.

When assessing the full upside of the JKS stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -0.61% decline from moving average of $19.99 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 1.89 to the stock. With the beta been greater than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically more volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.

Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. — 2 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 2 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 1 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $17.8 on shares of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), which corresponds to 10.91% downside potential than its current market price of $19.87 and implies potential despite the recent advance in the price. However, their current target price has climbed from $17.6 a month ago and is up handily from the consensus target of $14.25 a quarter ago.

In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly 6.1%. Though the percentage looks disappointing, extra tailwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will increase annually by 16.26%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 28.7 over the last five years. The company recently recorded an increase of 14.1%, but this figure is rather attractive.

Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards JKS stock. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd changed position in the company and now owns 342,777 shares worth $6,810,979, SEC documents show. Royal Bank of Canada cut assets in the stock as 49369.73 shares have been sold, reducing its stake by -59.7% to 19,896 shares which are currently valued at $395,334. In addition, UBS Group AG recently reported that it now owns 824,917 shares making a total of $16,391,101 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 4626.2% in their ownership.