Does Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (IAS) Have Insiders Selling Shares?

As of Friday close, Integral Ad Science Holding Corp.’s (NASDAQ:IAS) stock was up $0.17, moving up 1.23 percent to $14.03. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 788,300 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.07 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,179,120, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,032,336.

Since last month, IAS stock retreated -30.34%. Shares of the company fell to $13.56 on 08/16/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $20.88 was reached on 07/31/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $6.63. Since the beginning of this year, IAS’s stock price has risen by 59.61% or $5.24, and marked a new high 44 times. However, the stock has declined by -32.79% since its 52-week high.

IAS stock investors should be aware that Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (IAS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 12 days ago on Aug 07. Utzschneider Lisa, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, disposed of 21,705 shares for $14.67 on Aug 07. It resulted in a $318,412 divestment by the insider. VEP Group, LLC sold 5,220,000 shares at an average price of $18.13 on Jun 15. The insider now owns 77,660,001 shares following the transaction. On May 23, Chief Executive Officer Utzschneider Lisa sold 35,310 shares at $17.67 apiece. The transaction was valued at $623,928.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (IAS) has a P/E ratio of about 96.10. The stock’s beta is 1.73. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.04, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.48, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 29.65 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Integral Ad Science Holding Corp.’s quick ratio stood at 3.80, while its current ratio was 3.80, 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 0.22, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.22. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 80.30% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 0.80%. Based on annual data, IAS earned $332.59 million in gross profit and brought in $408.35 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 2.80%.

In Integral Ad Science Holding Corp.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $193.49 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. IAS’s revenue rose 11.72% to $106.09 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $113.65 million. While analysts expected Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. to report $0.02 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.05 per share. During the quarter, the company generated -$4.57 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. were 283.84 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $223.94 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $156.65 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Integral Ad Science Holding Corp.’s (IAS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.13%, the RSI 9-day stood at 29.99% on 18 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. price is up by +0.50% percent or $0.07. At present, IAS shares trade -30.95% below its 20-day simple moving average and +1.59% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -22.74% below its SMA50 and +66.63% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 5.95% and Stochastic coefficient D was 4.58%, while ATR was 0.77. Given the Stochastic reading of 6.78% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 32.11%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.18, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.34.

Analyst Ratings

Robert W. Baird launched its rating on Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: IAS) to an Outperform in a note to investors on August 18, 2023. Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (IAS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, IAS is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $23.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $25.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Integral Ad Science Holding Corp. (IAS) will achieve an average price target of $22.88.

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