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Is Cinemark Holdings Inc’s (NYSE: CNK) Stock A Good Medium-Term Investment?

Cinemark Holdings Inc (NYSE:CNK) price is hovering lower on Tuesday, November 21, dropping -1.17% below its previous close.

A look at today’s price movement shows that the recent level at last check reads $14.16, with intraday deals fluctuating between $14.07 and $14.50. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 2.29 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 25.06. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $19.85 and 52-week low of $8.28. The stock subtracted -9.88% on its value in the past month.

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Cinemark Holdings Inc, which has a market valuation of $1.70 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 03, 2023. Analysts tracking CNK have forecast the quarterly EPS to shrink by -0.05 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $1.43 for the year 2023 and up to $1.23 for 2024. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of 163.30% for the year and -14.00% for the next year.

On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $653.22 million, with the likely lows of $525 million and highs of $701.87 million. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely rise by 8.90% 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 $3.08 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2023. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 25.60% above 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 1 upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give CNK a short term outlook of 100% Sell 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% Sell.

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, 11 analysts have assigned CNK a recommendation rating as follows: 4 rate it as a Hold; 6 advise Buy while 0 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the Cinemark Holdings Inc (CNK) stock as Underweight, with 1 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Overweight, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dive deeper into the stock’s performance we see the positive picture represented by the PEG ratio, currently standing at 2.51. The overview shows that CNK’s price is at present -8.59% off the SMA20 and -15.86% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 31.15, with weekly volatility standing at 3.48%. The indicator jumps to 4.17% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Cinemark Holdings Inc (NYSE:CNK)’s beta value is holding at 2.16, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.61.

Turning out attention to how the Cinemark Holdings Inc stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: CNK’s stock is -1.17% on the day and 10.72% in the past 12 months. Turning out attention to how the Cinemark Holdings Inc stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: CNK’s stock is -1.17% on the day and 10.72% in the past 12 months. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has stumbled -0.39% in today’s early trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial also seeing a negative session so far with -0.25%.

An analysis of the Cinemark Holdings Inc (NYSE:CNK) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 2.92 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 3.13 million.

Current records show that the company has 120.40M in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 10.64% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 109.63%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Oct 30, 2023, stood at 23.09 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 7.12. From this we can glean that short interest is 18.99% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in October rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 22.59 million. But the 61.61% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of today’s value, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.