Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) is a big mover this session as the company shares are trading 5.02% or 0.48 points higher from last closing price of $9.57, reaching $10.05 at last check. So what’s going on with RLGY shares anyway? The price has risen in 4 of the last 5 days and is up 29.67% 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 -926,889 shares, and in total 613611 shares valued at $6.167 million were seen changing hands compared with 1.541 million shares valued at $14.743 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 RLGY stock for the next couple of days.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 29.67%, but has still tumbled -1.14% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -46.21% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -11.55% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $1.11B, with its short interest ratio standing at 12.19%.
In the current trading session for RLGY, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $10.15 and was down as much as $9.66 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $4.33. The 52-week high is now at -45.86 distance from current price. Their recent low of $18.67 represents a 133.23% 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 RLGY is $9.75, 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 Realogy Holdings Corp. earned $-1.07 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -9.39. 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 42.92 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 50.81. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. RLGY also has P/S multiple of 0.2. 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 0.86x.
RLGY‘s last price was up 24.48% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $8.07 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $9.87. At present, there are 116.47 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 113.37 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.2% while institutions stake was 0%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (-5.5%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 20% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the RLGY stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its 5.44% gain from moving average of $9.53 has brought about a positive sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 1.87 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 Realogy Holdings Corp. — 0 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 3 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $7.5 on shares of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY), which corresponds to 25.37% downside potential than its current market price of $10.05 and implies potential despite the recent advance in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $7.5 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $11.29 a quarter ago.
In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly -18.2%. 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 20%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 2.8 over the last five years. The company recently recorded a drop of -2.8%, but this figure is rather unattractive.
Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards RLGY stock. State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed position in the company after it dumped -1.7% or 87,832 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 86,339 shares worth $867,707, SEC documents show. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY shored up assets in the stock as 2848.98 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 929% to 29,316 shares which are currently valued at $294,626. In addition, Millennium Management LLC recently reported that it now owns 895,942 shares making a total of $9,004,217 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 74.8% in their ownership.