With the current price of $97.13, the stock of Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ:PDD) concluded the trading session seeing its price rise by 1.19 points or at a gain of 1.24% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $95.94. About 12.911 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of PDD’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 9.237 million shares. On the other hand, a float of 670 million shares and a weekly performance of 9.32% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $82.47 for PDD’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $94.5 and $98.2, is prone to a loss of -15.09%. But still, there are some analysts recommending a price below the agreed average price and one of them has given a target price of $¥257.08 to the stock.
The latest data released on July 31, 2020 shows that the short float in the Pinduoduo Inc.’s stock is trending downward as short interest in PDD shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the PDD is currently comprised of 5.71% of the float as the volume of shorted shares declined by -1424747 shares. Over the past two weeks, stock’s short interests improved as number of shorted shares reduced to 38.257 million shares from the previous figure of 39.682 million shares. Stock’s average intraday volume is now standing at 5.852 million shares which indicate that the days to cover the shorts are nearly 6.537145.
After concluding the day’s trading, price of Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ:PDD) is up $8.28 over the week and it is $18.08 above 20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $98.96 that was attained on 07/06/20.
The stock has traded as low as $28.86 in past 52-week, and its current price is 284.67% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 08/21/19, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 0. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 62.45 as 14-days RSI of Pinduoduo Inc. This means that the PDD is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 75.83%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in an oversold state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $98.72 for the PDD’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $100.31 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $95.02 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $92.91.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of 4.59 for the stock which means that it is currently in the green zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
Bernstein started covering the PDD stock on June 08, recommending Outperform rating for it while assigning the price target of $89. The stock gets its recommendation downgraded from Overweight to Equal Weight from the analysts at Barclays who assigned a target price of $43 to $60 in their May 27 note to investors.The Benchmark Company analysts reiterated their recommendation of Buy rating for the stock on May 26 while suggesting a price target of $76 which previously was $38.
The average rating of 2.34 for PDD is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 33 analysts in it who kept tracking the Pinduoduo Inc., 11 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the PDD. Out of remaining 22 analysts, 19 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 3 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
A quick look at other side of the picture shows that PDD stock is ahead of earnings per share estimates with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 189.34. Stock’s current price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0 is at the rear of industry’s average P/S ratio of 72.6. A comparison of Pinduoduo Inc.’s trailing 12-months P/E ratio of 37.1 implies that it is trading above the industry’s average P/E ratio, which currently is 14.9.
Projection by Zacks Consensus Estimates suggests that Pinduoduo Inc. (NASDAQ:PDD) will see its current-quarter revenues rise by nearly 86.77% to be increased to about $1750 million. Full-year revenue of the company is however forecasted to be increased by nearly 64.04% to bring $7070 million in revenues against last year revenue of $4310 million. Earnings, after adjustments, are likely to surge by 300% to post an EPS of -$0.2, while estimate for company’s full year earnings is -$0.68 per share with a growth rate of 30.77%.