The stock of Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE:DBI) is now priced at $7.43 and the shares are 0.24 points up or 3.34% higher compared to its previous closing price of $7.19. The stock had 1.56 million contracts set over the past session. DBI shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 1.872 million shares. However, it has a float of 59.33 million and although its performance was 15.02% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the DBI stock a yearly average price target of $8.07 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 8.61% with the DBI share price recently placing at $7.05 to $7.43. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $5.5.
The shorts are running away from the Designer Brands Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the DBI shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 12.94% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE:DBI) raised by $0.97 over the week and gained $1.52 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $19.08. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 11/07/19.
Since 03/18/20, the stock has traded to a low of $2.6 at 185.77%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.85. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Designer Brands Inc.’s two-week RSI is 59.19. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that DBI shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 67.2% meaning the DBI share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the DBI stock will likely settle at between $7.56 and $7.68 per share. However, if the stock dips below $7.18, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $6.92.
Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.25. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Needham though raised target price of DBI stock from $11 to $9 but maintained Buy recommendation in their June 15 review. Standpoint Research analysts upgraded their recommendation of the stock from Hold to Buy in a flash note released to investors on May 18. Susquehanna seeing the stock struggling downgraded it from Positive to Neutral on April 06 placing it at $4.
The average rating for the DBI equity is 2.89 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 9 analysts tracking Designer Brands Inc. polled by Reuters, 6 rated DBI as a hold. The remaining 3 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (2) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 1 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the DBI stock price is 7.69X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands below the group’s average of 274.2. Designer Brands Inc. has its P/E ratio at 1.1, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 8.8 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE:DBI) will decrease by about -99.88%, which will see them reach $596 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -23.5%, down from $3490 million to $2670 million. DBI’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -287.5% to end up at -$0.9 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -276.47% to record -$2.7/share.