Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) Upgraded to “Hold” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, February 4th.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. BidaskClub raised Weibo from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, December 5th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Weibo in a report on Monday, February 4th. They issued an outperform rating and a $72.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Weibo from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Barclays set a $80.00 price target on Weibo and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, November 29th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a $83.00 price target on Weibo and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, November 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $82.67.

Weibo stock traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $72.07. The stock had a trading volume of 1,714,066 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,864,504. The stock has a market cap of $15.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a quick ratio of 3.99, a current ratio of 3.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. Weibo has a 12 month low of $51.15 and a 12 month high of $139.41.

Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 28th. The information services provider reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $460.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $459.68 million. Weibo had a return on equity of 38.71% and a net margin of 33.23%. Weibo’s revenue was up 43.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.51 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Weibo will post 2.46 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WB. WealthTrust Arizona LLC raised its stake in Weibo by 56.8% during the 4th quarter. WealthTrust Arizona LLC now owns 472 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $28,000 after buying an additional 171 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares of Weibo by 1,328.6% in the fourth quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 600 shares of the information services provider’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 558 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Weibo in the fourth quarter worth approximately $44,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Weibo in the fourth quarter worth approximately $58,000. Finally, Exane Derivatives bought a new position in shares of Weibo in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $64,000. 23.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Weibo Company Profile

Weibo Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-language content. It operates through two segments, Advertising and Marketing Services, and Value-Added Services. The company offers self-expression products that enable its users to express themselves on its platform; social products to promote social interaction between users on its platform; and discovery products to help users discover content on its platform.

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