The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $51.98. After this, the following support is at the zone of $50.57. Up until the time the IRBT stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 69.23 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $50.57 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $54.96 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $56.53 mark.
iRobot Corporation (IRBT) is most likely going to rise -4.17 percent in the coming 12 months, as per price target approximations compiled by finviz. Nevertheless, they have set the price target at a $81 as 12-month high price target. This represents a whopping 45.55 percent increase from the current trading price of shares. The 52-week median price target given by the analysts is $49.5, which means a return possibility of -11.05 percent in comparison with the closing price of the stock of $55.65 in recent trading session. The lowest price set for the stock is $40 which is just above -28.12 percent from IRBT share’s price at the end of session.
Let’s take a glimpse at some insider activity at iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) and observe the pattern. The earliest insider trade happened on 12/10/2019. Miller Andrew parted with a total of 0.44 thousand shares of the firm at average share price of $46.2. The total amount for the sale was set at $20.37 thousand. On completing this exchange, the Director account balance was 6.05 thousand shares. The stock grew 19.68 percent from that insider sale. On 09/04/2019, ALI MOHAMAD, Director, did a sale of 0.78 thousand shares at a price of $61.11 per share. This got rid of 47.67 thousand shares from the insider’s fortune and the stock experienced a -9.52 percent retreat in price since the news became public. This exchange saw 12.63 thousand shares get out from the Director account. On 07/08/2019, Director Kao Ruey Bin recorded a sale transaction valued at $15.33 thousand. The sale at $90.16 a share has eliminated 0.17 thousand shares from the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares price witnessed -38.68 percent decrease since the transaction reporting date. The company insider is left with 4.46 thousand shares remaining in the account. CAMPANELLO RUSSELL J, who works as EVP Human Resources, Corp Comm at the company, performed a sale of 11.16 thousand shares in a transaction worth $1.06 million. The disposal recorded on 06/20/2019 was priced at $95 per share. The stock price plunged -41.8 percent since the transaction. CAMPANELLO RUSSELL J currently holds a stake of 28.79 thousand in IRBT stock which is worth $1.6 million after the insider selling.
In the recent trading session, iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) shares gained 4.21% or 2.25 points to reach at $55.65 with a thin trading volume of 1.208 million shares. It opened the trading session at $52.2, the shares rose to $55.11 and dropped to $52.13, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole session. The company now has a market cap of $1.56 billion and currently has 29.21 million outstanding shares. iRobot Corporation (IRBT) stock has accumulated 14.03 percent of market value in 21 trading days.
Stock analysts at Raymond James upped their rating on shares of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) from Underperform to a new rating of Mkt Perform in their opinion released on January 16. BofA/Merrill analysts have downgraded their rating of IRBT shares from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note to investors on October 24. Analysts at Raymond James downgraded the company stock to a Underperform call from its previous Mkt Perform stance, in a flash note that dated back to October 09.
IRBT stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 1.45, meaning there will be a greater rate of return, although posing a higher risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was $3.23 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 5.47 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a decline of -37.12 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -58.12 percent below its 1-year high of $132.88 and 31.22 percent up from 52-week low of $42.41. The average consensus ranking on the company is 2.9, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a sell.
iRobot Corporation (IRBT) shares are trading at a P/E ratio of 15.2 times earnings posted in the trailing 12 months. The industry IRBT deals with has an average P/E of 20.51. Its P/B ratio is standing at 2.27X compared to the 1.94 industry average. It is additionally sporting a 1.45 on the Price-to-Sales ratio, compared to the industry’s P/S average of 0.23. iRobot Corporation has a 47.9% gross profit margin, with its operating margin around 8.5%. Alongside this, the company’s net profit margin currently stands at 7.7%.
Past records have indicated that shares in iRobot Corporation declined on 24 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings. Investors will get the next hint of IRBT’s Q4 earnings on February 05. Analysts are predicting revenue to climb 7.8 percent to $415M in the financial fourth quarter, while EPS will soar by about -55.68 percent to $0.39 per share. In the last quarter, it’s earnings of $0.2102 per share came worse than the $0.60714, adjusted, expected by Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Revenue for the quarter was $384.67M, topping the $381.87M analysts had expected. Earnings are seen to rise by 43.9 percent this year, -62.79 percent in the coming year and the trend continues by 18 percent every year in the next 5 years.