What Do Analysts Say About Green Dot Corporation (GDOT)?

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Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) saw downtrend of -5.38% in the recent trading with $49.80 being its most recent. The current price level -23.35% lower than the highest price of $64.97 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 250.70% higher than the lowest price of $14.20 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on GDOT appeared in Motley Fool under the title “Green Dot Corp (GDOT) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript” on Feb-23-21.

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Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -11.81% below one month high and is +8.19% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Green Dot Corporation (GDOT)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $55.08 while that of 5-day is reading $52.09.

Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and GDOT’s SMA-200 as of now is $51.32.

Do analysts rate it as a buy, sell or hold?

Irrespective of recent performance, what’s important is what the future holds. In uncertain economic times, a clear picture is difficult to get. Analysts generally have a good understanding of the market works, which gives them a leg up in making predictions. Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 14 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.40 for the stock.

Green Dot Corporation Earnings – What Happened With GDOT

Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 12/30/2020, posting a surprise factor of 72.20% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $291.07 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $367.91 million.

GDOT – Green Dot Corporation Stock Earnings Estimates

The perspective of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of 0.18 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was 0.31.

Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 52.64 million. GDOT does have institutional investors; and they hold 96.73% of the stock.

Green Dot Corporation – Insider Activity and Holdings

Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 13 new insider purchases involving 338,644 shares. On the other hand, GDOT declared 966,444 shares have been sold in 58 insider transactions over the past three months.

As on Dec 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. was the top most holder in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) with an ownership of 7.25 million shares of the company or 13.56% of the stake worth $404.79 million. The filing also reveals Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 8.96% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $267.49 million for having 4.79 million shares in hand.

Starboard Value LP also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 8.24% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 321 institutions which have possession in GDOT’s shares.

Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 14 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.40 for the stock.

The liquidity is a key characteristic of any stock and is the main point of focus of both short-term as well as long term investors before start trading into a stock. In recently reported quarter, current ratio recorded by Green Dot Corporation was 0.97 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 2.26. The count was 2.64 for long-term debt to equity ratio.

Green Dot Corporation’s return on equity, or ROE, is 5.00%, compared to the industry average of 4.12% for Financial – Credit Services. Although this indicates that GDOT uses its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.

Technical Analysis of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) stock

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To comprehend better with the trade moves and investors’ behavior, exploring the short, medium and long term technical indicators along with average volume of a stock is an effective way to make use of. When looking into those indicators for Green Dot Corporation (GDOT), we notice that the stock’s 20-day average volume is at 536,535 shares and 50% of short term indicators are suggesting the stock as Sell. Its 50-day average volume of 615,048 shares. And to end, GDOT’s 100-day average volume is 563,140 shares with 50% of the long-term indicators pointing towards Sell for the stock.

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