How Analysts Feel About Wayfair Inc. (W)?

As of Thursday close, Wayfair Inc.’s (NYSE:W) stock was down -$1.53, moving down -2.37 percent to $62.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,300,980 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $10.30 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,275,540, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,496,576.

Since last month, W stock rose 20.47%. Shares of the company fell to $43.36 on 07/05/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $317.45 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $43.31. Since the beginning of this year, W’s stock price has dropped by -66.88% or -$127.06, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -80.18% since its 52-week high.

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Wayfair Inc. (W) last reported insider trading activity 3 days ago on Aug 02. Schaferkordt Anke, the Director of the company, disposed of 137 shares for $56.86 on Aug 02. It resulted in a $7,790 divestment by the insider. Netzer Thomas sold 2,170 shares at an average price of $56.45 on Aug 02. The insider now owns 51,125 shares following the transaction. On Jul 18, Chief Commercial Officer Oblak Steve sold 1,283 shares at $53.98 apiece. The transaction was valued at $69,259.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Wayfair Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 27.70% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled -3.30%. Based on annual data, W earned $3.9 billion in gross profit and brought in $13.71 billion in revenue.

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 -6.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 28.40%.

In Wayfair Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $3.05 billion against cash and short-term investments of $787.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. W’s revenue fell -16.19% to $3.25 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.99 billion. While analysts expected Wayfair Inc. to report -$1.56 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$1.96 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -25.60%. During the quarter, the company generated -$223.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Wayfair Inc. were 6.16 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $3.94 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $105.25 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Wayfair Inc.’s (W) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 99.46%, the RSI 9-day stood at 66.75% on 04 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Wayfair Inc. price is up by +19.58% percent or $10.30. At present, W shares trade +8.58% above its 20-day simple moving average and -45.03% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +25.27% above its SMA50 and -74.04% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 85.75% and Stochastic coefficient D was 84.93%, while ATR was 5.39. Given the Stochastic reading of 77.57% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.93%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 6.88, while the 14-day reading stands at 7.02.

Analyst Ratings

Wayfair Inc. (W) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 6 brokerage firms, W is a sell, and 14 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 3 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Wayfair Inc. stock as buy, with 9 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $56.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $40.00 – $195.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Wayfair Inc. (W) will achieve an average price target of $70.19.


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