As volatility creeps into Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), investors need to pay close attention to to the factors affecting stock today as its shares are trading 3.62% or 0.025 points down from last closing price of $0.69, reaching $0.665 at last check. The FTR share price has dropped in 3 of the last 5 days and is down -30.12% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue decreasing 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 -736,381 shares, and in total 1.054 million shares valued at $700723 were seen changing hands compared with 1.79 million shares valued at $1.235 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on lower prices shows the bearish trend but this is an early indication which means that the FTR stock is near its bottom.
Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) shares have notched a 3-month decline of about -30.12%, but has still tumbled -22.53% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -73.39% over the past 12 months, while it jumped 1.59% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $75.71M, with its short interest ratio standing at 28.79%.
In the current trading session for FTR, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $0.6944 and was down as much as $0.6557 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $0.51. The 52-week high is now at -80.77 distance from current price. Their recent low of $3.5 represents a 30.7% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The stock of Frontier Communications Corporation earned $-57.47 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -0.01. 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 16.22 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 22.16. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. FTR also has P/S multiple of 0.01. 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 0.35x.
FTR‘s last price was down -47.72% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $1.27 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $0.7. At present, there are 109.85 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 103.97 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.33% while institutions stake was 76.2%. The company has generated positive returns on equity over the last 12 months (503.7%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 62.2% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the FTR stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -5.91% decline from moving average of $0.71 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 1.66 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 Frontier Communications Corporation — 1 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 3 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 $1.6 on shares of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), which corresponds to 139.10% upside potential than its current market price of $0.665 and implies potential despite the recent drop in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $1.63 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $2.22 a quarter ago.
In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly -47.7%. 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 7.3%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 12.6 over the last five years. The company recently recorded a drop of -6.1%, but this figure is rather unattractive.
Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards FTR stock. Millennium Management LLC added position in the company after it grew 113.9% or 80,831 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 172,897 shares worth $114,977, SEC documents show. California State Teachers Retirement System shored up assets in the stock as 296209.9 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 29.6% to 383,888 shares which are currently valued at $255,286. In addition, Virtu Financial LLC recently reported that it now owns 113,535 shares making a total of $75,501 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 578.1% in their ownership.