Thinking Of Investing In Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) Stock? Read This First

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Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, 11/24/21, with the stock price down by -1.31% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $15.84.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $16.05, falling within a range of $15.82 and $16.08. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 2.81 whereas the PE ratio was 9.65 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $21.03, and the low was $11.65. On the whole, RLGY has fluctuated by -19.51% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Realogy Holdings Corp. currently standing at about $1.88 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Feb 21, 2022 – Feb 25, 2022. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $1.15, which is expected to increase to $0.83 for fiscal year $3.27 and then to about $2.92 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 62.70% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be -10.70%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.13 billion, with a low estimate of $1.95 billion and a high estimate of $2.24 billion. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $7.76 billion, representing an increase of 24.70% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that RLGY’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 100% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Sell.

5 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 2 analyst(s), 2 recommend it as a Buy and 0 called the RLGY stock Overweight. In the meantime, 0 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 1 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Hold.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0.35, with the price of RLGY currently trading nearly -8.82% and -12.46% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 30.61, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 2.57% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 3.72%. Furthermore, Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY)’s beta value is 2.58, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.60. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $22.20 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $17.00 and a high of $26.00. Based on these price targets, the low is -7.32% off current price, whereas the price has to move -64.14% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $22.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -38.89% from the current levels.

A comparison of Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. RLGY showed an intraday change of -1.31% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 32.00%%. In comparison, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) has moved higher at 1.64% on the day and was up 88.41% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of RE/MAX Holdings Inc. (RMAX) has fallen -1.04% on the day. The stock, however, is off -10.14% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 2.66% for The St. Joe Company (JOE) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 63.03%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 9.65 for Realogy Holdings Corp., compared to 17.52 for Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, and 47.82 for RE/MAX Holdings Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 0.23%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.03%.

Data on historical trading for Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 1.14 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 1.36 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 116.60 million shares outstanding.

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Nearly 0.10% of Realogy Holdings Corp.’s shares belong to company insiders. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 10.08 million shares as on May 27, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 5.74. According to the data, the short interest in Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) stood at 8.66% of shares outstanding as of May 27, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Apr 29, 2021 reached 11.44 million. The stock has risen by 20.73% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the RLGY stock heading into the next quarter.