How have the shares performed?
Gray Television Inc. (GTN) saw an uptrend of 0.84% in the recent trading with $22.76 being its most recent. The current price level -4.95% lower than the highest price of $23.94 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 90.38% higher than the lowest price of $11.95 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on GTN appeared in Simply Wall St. under the title “Gray Television, Inc.’s (NYSE:GTN) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 93% Above Its Share Price” on Jun-10-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -4.95% below one month high and is +8.17% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Gray Television Inc. (GTN)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $21.58 while that of 5-day is reading $22.72.
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 GTN’s SMA-200 as of now is $18.00.
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 7 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 1.40 for the stock.
Gray Television Inc. Earnings – What Happened With GTN
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. Gray Television Inc. (GTN) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 3/30/2021, posting a surprise factor of 50.00% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $544.0 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $541.43 million.
GTN – Gray Television Inc. Stock Earnings Estimates
The perspective of Gray Television Inc. (NYSE:GTN)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of 0.18 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. 7 analysts covering the stock at Wall Street were agreed upon that EPS consensus. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was 0.27.
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 94.00 million. GTN does have institutional investors; and they hold 87.40% of the stock.
Gray Television Inc. – Insider Activity and Holdings
Moreover, the latest SEC filings also revealed that stock came across 2 new insider purchases involving 11,840 shares. On the other hand, GTN declared 374,152 shares have been sold in 22 insider transactions over the past three months.
As on Mar 30, 2021, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP was the top most holder in Gray Television Inc. (NYSE:GTN) with an ownership of 6.66 million shares of the company or 7.52% of the stake worth $122.59 million. The filing also reveals Blackrock Inc. as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 7.32% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $119.43 million for having 6.49 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 5.06% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 290 institutions which have possession in GTN’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Strong Buy by 7 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 1.40 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 Gray Television Inc. was 5.11 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 0.00. The count was 229.61 for long-term debt to equity ratio.
Gray Television Inc.’s return on equity, or ROE, is 21.00%, compared to the industry average of 0.74% for Communication Services – Broadcasting. Although this indicates that GTN uses its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.
Technical Analysis of Gray Television Inc. (NYSE:GTN) stock
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 Gray Television Inc. (GTN), we notice that the stock’s 20-day average volume is at 693,225 shares and 50% of short term indicators are suggesting the stock as Buy. Medium term indicators at an average of 100% are spotting the stock at Buy with its 50-day average volume of 690,860 shares. And to end, GTN’s 100-day average volume is 674,138 shares with 100% of the long-term indicators pointing towards Buy for the stock.