Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UPST) traded on Tuesday with an addition of $7.85 to $297.62, an upside of 2.71 percent. An average of 3,652,163 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$16.40 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,294,506 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 5,449,494.
UPST stock has increased by 20.84% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $249.10 on 09/07/21. Shares of the company touched a low of $22.61 and a high of $346.54 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -14.12% from the 52-week high.
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6 days have passed since Upstart Holdings Inc. (UPST) last reported insider trading activity. Nicoll Alison, who is General Counsel, most recently acquired $22,500 shares at $324.32 per share on Sep 29. In this transaction, the insider spent $7,297,206. General Counsel, Nicoll Alison, disposed of 22,500 shares at a price of $321.65 on Sep 22. The insider now owns more than $7,237,164 worth of shares. Prior to that, General Counsel Nicoll Alison went on to Sale 22,500 shares at $270.88 each on Sep 15. An amount of $6,094,711 was transacted.
Upstart Holdings Inc. (UPST) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 445.12, which compares with the 13.42 for the broader industry and 12.72 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Upstart Holdings Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 1380.96 and 162.10. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 52.96, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 31.02.
Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.01 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.01 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 85.90%. Upstart Holdings Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 6.02%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 16.00%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $195.84 million compared to revenue of $233.42 million.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Upstart Holdings Inc.’s return on assets was 10.70%, compared to over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 3.10%, and the 5-year average is. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 18.00% and the 5-year average holds at. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 5.03 over the past year.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Upstart Holdings Inc. (UPST) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 04 October was 49.54%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 52.95%.
As of today, UPST’s price is $304.40 -5.23% or -$16.40 from its 5-day moving average. UPST is currently trading +13.06% higher than its 20-day SMA and +253.36% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +143.80% above the SMA50 and +730.30% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 35.04% and 47.49%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 20.04. With the 14-day stochastic at 27.72% and the average true range at 19.34, the RSI (14) stands at 56.09%. The stock has reached -19.44 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -16.67.
Citigroup downgraded Upstart Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: UPST) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Buy.The consensus rating for Upstart Holdings Inc. (UPST) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell UPST, while 1 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 6 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is UPST’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $160.00 and $390.00, with a median target of $313.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Upstart Holdings Inc. (UPST) stock is $290.63.