How have the shares performed?
Rackspace Technology Inc. (RXT) saw downtrend of -20.86% in the recent trading with $19.01 being its most recent. The current price level -28.07% lower than the highest price of $26.43 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 24.66% higher than the lowest price of $15.25 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on RXT appeared in Motley Fool under the title “Why Rackspace Technology Shares Crashed Hard Today” on May-11-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -27.53% below one month high and is +10.14% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Rackspace Technology Inc. (RXT)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $23.56 while that of 5-day is reading $22.92.
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 Strong Buy by 10 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 1.70 for the stock.
Rackspace Technology Inc. Earnings – What Happened With RXT
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. Rackspace Technology Inc. (RXT) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 3/30/2021, posting a surprise factor of 9.50% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $716.2 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $740.9 million.
RXT – Rackspace Technology Inc. Stock Earnings Estimates
The perspective of Rackspace Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RXT)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of 0.21 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. 11 analysts covering the stock at Wall Street were agreed upon that EPS consensus. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was 0.23.
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 200.60 million. RXT does have institutional investors.
Rackspace Technology Inc. – Insider Activity and Holdings
Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 12 new insider purchases involving 1,109,480 shares. On the other hand, RXT declared 1,926,408 shares have been sold in 23 insider transactions over the past three months.
As on Dec 30, 2020, Apollo Management Holdings, L.P. was the top most holder in Rackspace Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:RXT) with an ownership of 129.61 million shares of the company or 62.86% of the stake worth $2.47 billion. The filing also reveals Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 5.82% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $228.72 million for having 12.0 million shares in hand.
Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 1.32% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 201 institutions which have possession in RXT’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Strong Buy by 10 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 1.70 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 Rackspace Technology Inc. was 1.02 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 2.78. The count was 279.66 for long-term debt to equity ratio.
Rackspace Technology Inc.’s return on equity, or ROE, is -22.70%, compared to the industry average of 4.97% for Technology – Software – Infrastructure. Although this indicates that RXT fails to use its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.