Thinking Of Investing In HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY) Stock? Here’s What You Need To Know

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HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) shares, rose in value on Friday, 09/03/21, with the stock price down by -2.03% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $64.78.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $66.12, falling within a range of $63.92 and $66.75. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.36 whereas the PE ratio was 1136.49 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $93.32, and the low was $45.82. On the whole, HQY has fluctuated by -11.97% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of HealthEquity Inc. currently standing at about $5.26 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Sep 06, 2021 – Sep 10, 2021. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.36, which is expected to increase to $0.49 for fiscal year $1.49 and then to about $1.74 by fiscal year 2023. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -10.80% in 2023, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 16.80%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $184.71 million, with a low estimate of $180 million and a high estimate of $186.7 million. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $762.75 million, representing an increase of 4.00% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that HQY’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Sell.

12 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 4 analyst(s), 8 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the HQY stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 0 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 78.20, with the price of HQY currently trading nearly -2.01% and -11.01% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 39.69, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 3.13% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 2.91%. Furthermore, HealthEquity Inc. (HQY)’s beta value is 1.37, and its average true range (ATR) is 2.04. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $88.60 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $80.00 and a high of $100.00. Based on these price targets, the low is -23.49% off current price, whereas the price has to move -54.37% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $88.50 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -36.62% from the current levels.

A comparison of HealthEquity Inc. (HQY) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. HQY showed an intraday change of -2.03% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 9.48%%. Additionally, there is a loss of -1.31% for AMERCO (UHAL) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 79.05%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 1136.49 for HealthEquity Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it lost -0.03%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.21%.

Data on historical trading for HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 0.4 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 463.76K. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 83.39 million shares outstanding.

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Nearly 0.90% of HealthEquity Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 4.31 million shares as on May 27, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 10.21. According to the data, the short interest in HealthEquity Inc. (HQY) stood at 5.16% of shares outstanding as of May 27, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Apr 29, 2021 reached 3.93 million. The stock has fallen by -7.07% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the HQY stock heading into the next quarter.