OLP Capital Management Ltd. has recently announced that it has increased stake in Qifu Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:QFIN) by 30.21%. After grabbing 12.64 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 2.93 million shares of the Financial Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 7.86% having worth around $223.0 million. Moreover, Morgan Stanley Investment Managem increased its share by 6.72 million to have a control over 7.8 million shares. And BIT Capital GmbH raised its holdings to 2.36 million shares by acquiring 5.81 million shares or 3.61% of the stake.
Qifu Technology Inc. (QFIN) concluded trading on 05/25/23 at a closing price of $14.00, with 1.32 million shares of worth about $18.45 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 6.54% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -1.69%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 161.43M shares, out of which, 159.85M shares are available for trading.
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A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 13 analysts are covering the QFIN stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $191.20. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $240.31 and could fall to a lowest price of $159.99. The stock’s current price level is 47.51% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 91.25% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $240.31 would mean a gain of 94.17% for the stock.
Morgan Stanley Invt. Fds. – Asia, Government Pension Fund – Global, and KraneShares CSI China Internet ET are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Qifu Technology Inc. Morgan Stanley Invt. Fds. – Asia is currently holding 6.05 million shares of worth totaling $106.76 million. The company recently came selling -0.27 million shares which brought its stake up to 3.76% of the company’s outstanding shares. Government Pension Fund – Global bought 2.95 million shares, after which its hold over company’s outstanding shares expand to 3.21%, leaving 5.17 million shares with the mutual fund that have a worth of about $91.23 million. KraneShares CSI China Internet ET, after selling 3.64 million shares, have now control over 2.26% of the stake in the company. It holds 66164.0 shares of worth $64.19 million.
Qifu Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: QFIN) started trading at $14.23, below -$0.01 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 14.23, or with a loss of -1.69%. Stock saw a price change of -12.83% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -15.61%. Year-to-date (YTD), QFIN shares are showing a performance of -31.24% which increased to 7.94% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $9.47 but also hit the highest price of $25.49 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Qifu Technology Inc. shares is 912.32K. The stock is currently trading -16.93% below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is down -20.91% for SMA50 and it goes to -18.39% lower than SMA200.
OLP Capital Management Ltd. acquired 12.64 million shares of Qifu Technology Inc. having value of about $223.0 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by OLP Capital Management Ltd. revealed that the firm now holds 2.93 million shares in the company valued at close to $41065150.0, or have control over 30.21% stake in the company. Qifu Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: QFIN) currently have 161.43M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 58.70% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 25.68% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 32.30% and — of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $2.42B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 0.42. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 4.22, while it has posted earnings per share of $3.31 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 1.90 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for QFIN, volatility over the week remained 5.39% while standing at 5.01% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Qifu Technology Inc. (QFIN) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $1.05 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $1.19 and it is $5.12 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $1.05 which is $1.05 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.88 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -30.50% while it is estimated to increase by 22.10% in next year.
Analysts at 13 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Qifu Technology Inc. (QFIN)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Strong Buy” and assign it a score of 1.40. Out of those 13 Wall Street analysts, 12 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 0 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
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