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Are Investors Eager To Sell Holdings In SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG)?

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) price closed higher on Friday, November 17, jumping 1.94% above its previous close.

A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $33.56, with intraday deals fluctuated between $33.43 and $34.54. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 1.60. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $44.65 and 52-week low of $19.06. The stock added 7.71% on its value in the past month.

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SL Green Realty Corp., which has a market valuation of $2.35 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Jan 23, 2024 – Jan 29, 2024. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 3.25, while the dividend yield is 9.50%. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results. Analysts tracking SLG have forecast the quarterly EPS to shrink by -0.81 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit -$6.55 for the year 2023 and up to -$1.38 for 2024. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -339.60% for the year and 78.90% for the next year.

On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $159.67 million, with the likely lows of $141.12 million and highs of $180.83 million. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely fall by -29.00% when compared to those recorded in the same quarter in the last financial year. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $734.44 million for the company’s annual revenue in 2023. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow -11.20% below that which the company brought in 2023.

Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give SLG a short term outlook of Hold on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a Hold, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 50% Buy.

Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 17 analysts have assigned SLG a recommendation rating as follows: 8 rate it as a Hold; 3 advise Buy while 0 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG) stock as Underweight, with 6 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Hold, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

The overview shows that SLG’s price is at present 8.09% off the SMA20 and -1.77% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 53.67, with weekly volatility standing at 6.22%. The indicator jumps to 5.43% when calculated based on the past 30 days. SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG)’s beta value is holding at 1.63, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 2.01. Considering analysts have assigned the stock a price target range of $21.00-$70.00 as the low and high respectively, we find the trailing 12-month average consensus price target to be $33.25. Based on this estimate, we see that current price is roughly 38.61% off the estimated low and -104.62% off the forecast high. Investors will no doubt be excited to see the share price rise to $30.50, which is the median consensus price, and at that level SLG would be 10.84% from current price.

An analysis of the SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 1.81 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 1.67 million.

Current records show that the company has 64.38M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 6.14% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 89.24%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Oct 30, 2023, stood at 18.07 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 10.2. From this we can glean that short interest is 27.61% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in October rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 17.48 million. But the 1.45% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.