First Advantage Corporation (FA) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Wednesday close, First Advantage Corporation’s (NASDAQ:FA) stock was up $0.33, moving up 2.62 percent to $12.93. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 694,380 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.42 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 785,805, while in the previous 50 days, it was 627,256.

Since last month, FA stock retreated -5.00%. Shares of the company fell to $10.07 on 11/07/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $21.01 was reached on 03/31/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $10.07. Since the beginning of this year, FA’s stock price has dropped by -32.09% or -$6.11, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -38.46% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, First Advantage Corporation (FA) has a P/E ratio of about 32.90. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.40, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.68, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.73 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, First Advantage Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 5.60, while its current ratio was 5.60, 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 June 29 was 0.48, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.48. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 49.60% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 11.20%. Based on annual data, FA earned $360.12 million in gross profit and brought in $712.29 million 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 2.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 5.20%.

In First Advantage Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $556.19 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. FA’s revenue rose 6.37% to $201.56 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $205.99 million. While analysts expected First Advantage Corporation to report $0.25 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.25 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $60.85 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of First Advantage Corporation were 761.93 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $573.85 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $151.93 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at First Advantage Corporation’s (FA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 30.37%, the RSI 9-day stood at 55.00% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current First Advantage Corporation price is up by +3.36% percent or $0.42. At present, FA shares trade -5.90% below its 20-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.08% below its SMA50 and -23.31% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 79.52% and Stochastic coefficient D was 68.60%, while ATR was 0.73. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.67% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 51.46%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.15, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.56.

Analyst Ratings

First Advantage Corporation downgraded its rating on First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FA) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on November 11, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.First Advantage Corporation (FA) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, FA 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 First Advantage Corporation stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $14.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $13.00 – $17.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict First Advantage Corporation (FA) will achieve an average price target of $14.79.


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