Are You Interested In Investing In Shift4 Payments Inc. (FOUR)? Check This Out First

As of Thursday close, Shift4 Payments Inc.’s (NYSE:FOUR) stock was up $3.79, moving up 9.45 percent to $43.89. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,827,680 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.56 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,264,635, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,227,392.

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Since last month, FOUR stock retreated -25.65%. Shares of the company fell to $37.46 on 05/10/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $103.37 was reached on 04/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $37.46. Since the beginning of this year, FOUR’s stock price has dropped by -24.24% or -$14.04, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -57.54% since its 52-week high.

Shift4 Payments Inc. (FOUR) last reported insider trading activity 60 days ago on Mar 14. Isaacman Jared, the Chairman & CEO of the company, purchased of 35,958 shares for $48.38 on Mar 14. It resulted in a $1,739,758 investment by the insider. Isaacman Jared added 82,000 shares at an average price of $49.40 on Mar 10. The insider now owns 204,887 shares following the transaction. On Mar 09, Chairman & CEO Isaacman Jared bought 120,000 shares at $46.03 apiece. The transaction was valued at $5,523,206.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Shift4 Payments Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 5.50, while its current ratio was 5.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 6.02. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 20.40% percent. Based on annual data, FOUR earned $278.4 million in gross profit and brought in $1.37 billion in revenue.

In Shift4 Payments Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.74 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. FOUR’s revenue rose 40.46% to $399.4 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $401.9 million. While analysts expected Shift4 Payments Inc. to report $0.25 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.26 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 4.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $19.3 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Shift4 Payments Inc. were 2.01 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.74 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $84.2 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Shift4 Payments Inc.’s (FOUR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 109.19%, the RSI 9-day stood at 37.06% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Shift4 Payments Inc. price is down by -3.43% percent or -$1.56. At present, FOUR shares trade -29.26% below its 20-day simple moving average and -21.54% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.17% below its SMA50 and -51.22% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 21.75% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.36%, while ATR was 4.44. Given the Stochastic reading of 33.88% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.62%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.52, while the 14-day reading stands at -7.12.

Analyst Ratings

Shift4 Payments Inc. downgraded its rating on Shift4 Payments Inc. (NYSE: FOUR) to an Underweight in a note to investors on April 19, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Equal-weight rating on the stock.Shift4 Payments Inc. (FOUR) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, FOUR is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Shift4 Payments Inc. stock as buy, with 12 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $70.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $38.00 – $97.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Shift4 Payments Inc. (FOUR) will achieve an average price target of $68.87.


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