Does Wall Street Rate Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) Shares A Buy?


As of Friday close, Uniti Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ:UNIT) stock was down -$0.27, moving down -7.20 percent to $3.48. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,424,140 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.80 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,608,855, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,123,808.

Since last month, UNIT stock retreated -41.81%. Shares of the company fell to $3.35 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $14.25 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.62. Since the beginning of this year, UNIT’s stock price has dropped by -37.07% or -$2.05, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -75.58% since its 52-week high.

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UNIT stock investors should be aware that Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 9 days ago on Mar 09. Gunderman Kenny, the President and CEO of the company, purchased of 225,000 shares for $4.37 on Mar 09. It resulted in a $983,250 investment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15. On Friday February 28 2020, a $0.07 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Uniti Group Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.10, while its current ratio was 0.10, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 30.90%. Based on annual data, UNIT earned $348.97 million in gross profit and brought in $1.13 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 12.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 0.40%.

In Uniti Group Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $5.19 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. UNIT’s revenue fell -3.27% to $283.1 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $283.74 million. While analysts expected Uniti Group Inc. to report $0.18 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.66 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -466.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $224.34 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $237.25 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Uniti Group Inc.’s (UNIT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 41.43%, the RSI 9-day stood at 9.10% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Uniti Group Inc. price is down by -18.69% percent or -$0.80. At present, UNIT shares trade -41.12% below its 20-day simple moving average and -51.19% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -41.12% below its SMA50 and -69.31% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 5.91% and Stochastic coefficient D was 6.22%, while ATR was 0.31. Given the Stochastic reading of 5.14% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 14.53%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.45, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.83.

Analyst Ratings

Citigroup upgraded its rating on Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) to a Neutral in a note to investors on November 16, 2020. The analysts firm previously had a Sell rating on the stock.Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, UNIT is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Uniti Group Inc. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $7.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $5.00 – $14.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) will achieve an average price target of $7.55.


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