Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 1.9% or (0.04 points) to $1.88 from its previous close of $1.84. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 1317664 contracts so far this session. PRTY shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 3.88 million shares, but with a 53.36 million float and a 2.22% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for PRTY stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $4.6 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 144.68% from where the PRTY share price has been trading recently which is between $1.72 and $1.86.
During the recent trading session for Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.05 over a week and tumble down $-4.12 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $12.37, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/25/19. The recent low of $1.52 stood for a -84.84% since 11/21/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.08 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.
Looking at the current readings for Party City Holdco Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 30.24. This figure suggests that PRTY stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current PRTY readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 65.72% at this stage. This figure means that PRTY share price today is being neutral.
Technical chart claims that Party City Holdco Inc. (PRTY) would settle between $1.89/share to $1.95/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $1.75 mark, then the market for Party City Holdco Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $1.67 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.04. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.
Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group lowered their recommendation on shares of PRTY from Outperform to Market Perform in their opinion released on November 08. Goldman analysts have lowered their rating of Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on November 08. Analysts at Goldman released an upgrade from Neutral to Buy for the stock, in a research note that dated back to July 24.
PRTY equity has an average rating of 2.11, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 5 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 3 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 2 analysts rated Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.
Moving on, PRTY stock price is currently trading at 1.72X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 25.9. Party City Holdco Inc. current P/B ratio of 0.2 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 6.
Party City Holdco Inc. (PRTY)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -6.9% to hit $749800, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -2.5% from $2.43 billion to a noteworthy $2.37 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Party City Holdco Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -18.5% to hit $0.88 per share. For the fiscal year, PRTY’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -47.8% to hit $0.84 per share.