Palantir Technologies: Mixed Signals Drive Evaluation as a 'Hold' for Current StockholdersStockInvest.us, 1 month ago
Palantir Technologies Inc, listed with ticker PLTR on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is a software company with a special focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Its shares had closed at $14.92 on November 1st, 2023.
On the previous trading day, PLTR's stock experienced a marginal price variation of 0.81%, with the change valued at $0.12. The day's trading recorded a high of $14.96 and a low of $14.48. The stock has demonstrated considerable volatility over the past year, with an all-time high of $20.24 and a low of $5.92. Still, it's notable that the current stock price is far from its yearly high.
The company has a market capitalization of $32.11 billion with 51.02 million shares traded on the last day. This trading volume is slightly below its average volume of 58.61 million shares.
Analyzing notable technical indicators, the Relative Strength Index (RSI14) presents a figure of 23. This suggests that the stock is currently oversold, potentially indicating an upcoming price reversal. The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) over a 3-month period is 0.60, signaling a bullish market trend. However, the 50-day moving average of $15.68 is above the last close price, suggesting a bearish trend, while the 200-day moving average ($12.47) is lower than the current price, indicating an overall upward trend.
Despite a negative earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.02, Palantir managed to post four consecutive quarters of GAAP profit by the end of Q3 2023, a remarkable accomplishment reflecting its revenue growth. However, the negative EPS has resulted in an adverse P/E ratio of -746. Total outstanding shares are 2.15 billion.
Analyst Predictions and Price Targets
Analysts present a median target of $9.50, with a high estimate of $25 and a low estimate being $4.50. The consensus among analysts surveyed is "Buy", with seven in favor of buying, one recommending hold, and three suggesting selling the stock. The discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis suggests a fair value of $16.18, higher than the current price.
News and Earnings
Recent news highlights announced successful third-quarter results that exceeded analysts' predictions, both on the top and bottom lines. Increased traction in Artificial Intelligence has also been reported. Additionally, the company has entered into a new partnership with CalypsoAI.
Next Trading Day and Week Predictions
Amalgamating the technical and fundamental indicators with recent earnings results and analyst consensus, on the next trading day (November 2, 2023), the stock price may experience a moderate rise due to the positive earnings results and oversold RSI. For the upcoming week, the stock may trade within the support and resistance levels of $14.15 and $15.25, respectively.
Given the mixed signals from technical indicators, better-than-expected earnings results, and the favorable analyst consensus, PLTR is evaluated as a "Hold" for current stockholders. For new investors, it is recommended as a "Buy" considering the potential for growth, recent profits, and partnerships, as well as the discounted cash flow evaluation suggesting an undervalued stock.