Would Agilon Health Inc (AGL) Stock like to attract the attention of traders?

Barclays raised the price target for the Agilon Health Inc (NYSE:AGL) stock to “an Underweight”. The rating was released on March 06, 2024, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on February 26, 2024 by TD Cowen that downgraded the stock from an Outperform to a Market perform with a price target of $6.50 for AGL stock. The research report from Jefferies has downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold, with a price target set at $6.50.

Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.57 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.3, which indicates the company missed its estimate by -$0.27, which implies that the company surprised the market by -90.00%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2024) is -$0.01. This is an average of 10 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.09 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.08. According to 15 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $1.6B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $1.63B and a low estimate of $1.47B.

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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The firm’s stock price fluctuated 12.34% within the last five trades and -4.09% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -66.83% in the last 6 months and -51.36% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. AGL stock is trading at a margin of 9.34%, -0.24% and -54.83% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, AGL deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -78.96 percent below its 52-week high and 37.39 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -73.1. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does Agilon Health Inc’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -5.19 percent and the profit margin is -4.72 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 1.10 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $2.50 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.55 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.75, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 26.12 percent of Agilon Health Inc shares are owned by insiders, and 85.79 percent are held by financial institutions. Schwaneke Jeffrey A., the Director at Agilon Health Inc (AGL) has bought 22,300 shares of firm on Nov 29 ’23 at a price of $11.22 against the total amount of $0.25 million. In another inside trade, Shaker Benjamin, Chief Markets Officer of Agilon Health Inc (NYSE:AGL) sold 18,750 shares of the firm on Sep 13 ’23 for a total worth of $0.34 million at a price of $18.00. An inside trade which took place on Sep 12 ’23, Chief Markets Officer of Agilon Health Inc Shaker Benjamin sold 18,750 shares of firm against total price of $0.34 million at the cost of $18.05 per share.

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