Technicals Say Yellow Corporation (YELL) Is A Hold

Yellow Corporation (NASDAQ:YELL) trading with an addition of $0.56 to $7.23 on Friday, an upside of 8.40 percent. An average of 655,239 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.34 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 726,125 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 706,720.

YELL stock has increased by 5.71% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $5.19 on 09/15/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 03/12/21, shares of the company touched a low of $3.76 and a high of $10.20 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -29.12% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

210 days have passed since Yellow Corporation (YELL) last reported insider trading activity. O’Connor Thomas Joseph III, who is Chief Operating Officer, most recently acquired $20,129 shares at $10.02 per share on Mar 12. In this transaction, the insider spent $201,688. Chief Executive Officer, Hawkins Darren, disposed of 100,000 shares at a price of $10.00 on Mar 12. The insider now owns more than $1,000,000 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Commercial Officer BERGMAN JASON WILLIAM went on to Sale 21,275 shares at $7.00 each on Feb 22. An amount of $148,925 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Yellow Corporation (YELL) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.35 for the broader industry and 28.70 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Yellow Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 110.07 and 4.375. The stock’s beta is 3.17. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.07.

The quick ratio of Yellow Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 1.40, and the current ratio was 1.40, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 10.10% against a 5-year average of 6.7%. Yellow Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 3.24%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 0.70%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $3.16 billion compared to revenue of $4.51 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Yellow Corporation’s return on assets was -4.10%, compared to -1.4% over the last five years.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Yellow Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.13 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.18, a -38.50% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $102.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $51.27 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Yellow Corporation (YELL) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 80.37%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 49.57%.

As of today, YELL’s price is $6.44 +22.91% or $1.34 from its 5-day moving average. YELL is currently trading +30.97% higher than its 20-day SMA and +12.70% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +33.64% above the SMA50 and +55.63% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 96.74% and 94.69%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.35. With the 14-day stochastic at 95.65% and the average true range at 0.34, the RSI (14) stands at 72.05%. The stock has reached 0.56 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.73.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Yellow Corporation (YELL) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell YELL, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 1 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is YELL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $7.00 and $15.00, with a median target of $9.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Yellow Corporation (YELL) stock is $10.33.


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