An Analysis Of Equitable Holdings Inc. (EQH)’s Weekly Performance

As of Friday close, Equitable Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:EQH) stock was up $1.27, moving up 4.79 percent to $27.81. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,161,860 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.53 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,335,310, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,269,344.

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Since last month, EQH stock retreated -10.32%. Shares of the company fell to $25.73 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $37.13 was reached on 02/10/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $25.73. Since the beginning of this year, EQH’s stock price has dropped by -15.19% or -$4.98, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -25.10% since its 52-week high.

Equitable Holdings Inc. (EQH) last reported insider trading activity 26 days ago on Apr 18. HURD JEFFREY J, the Chief Operating Officer of the company, disposed of 8,000 shares for $30.49 on Apr 18. It resulted in a $243,931 divestment by the insider. Lane Nick sold 25,724 shares at an average price of $30.52 on Apr 18. The insider now owns 116,007 shares following the transaction. On Apr 18, President and CEO Pearson Mark sold 30,000 shares at $30.54 apiece. The transaction was valued at $916,278.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.49. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.70, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.12.

The latest dividend of $0.18 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.18. On Thursday May 20 2021, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.19, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.86. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 60.60% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 29.30%.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 16.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -5.30%.

In Equitable Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $4.04 billion. EQH’s revenue rose 70.77% to $3.32 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.94 billion. While analysts expected Equitable Holdings Inc. to report $1.39 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.94 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 39.60%.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Equitable Holdings Inc.’s (EQH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 50.33%, the RSI 9-day stood at 40.41% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Equitable Holdings Inc. price is down by -5.21% percent or -$1.53. At present, EQH shares trade -9.35% below its 20-day simple moving average and -9.59% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -11.55% below its SMA50 and -9.82% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 23.32% and Stochastic coefficient D was 18.20%, while ATR was 1.36. Given the Stochastic reading of 38.99% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 40.48%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.42, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.63.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies launched its rating on Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH) to a Buy in a note to investors on January 26, 2022. Equitable Holdings Inc. (EQH) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, EQH is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Equitable Holdings Inc. stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $42.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $36.00 – $51.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Equitable Holdings Inc. (EQH) will achieve an average price target of $42.33.


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