Gen Digital Inc (NASDAQ: GEN): Should Value Hunters Buy It?

The trading price of Gen Digital Inc (NASDAQ:GEN) closed lower on Monday, April 01, closing at $22.31, -0.40% lower than its previous close.

The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 10.28, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.09. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $24.37 and a 52-week low of $15.45. Over the past month, the stock has gained 3.82% in value.

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Gen Digital Inc, whose market valuation is $14.21 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 09, 2024 – May 13, 2024. The dividend yield on the company stock is 2.24%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.50. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.52 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $1.95 for 2024 and $2.23 for 2025. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 7.70% this year and 14.40% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $965.02 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $964.8 million and highs of $965.3 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 1.80% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2024 is $3.81 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 14.10% over what it did in 2024.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Gen Digital Inc No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest GEN has a Hold on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0.88, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that GEN’s price is currently 2.40% off the SMA20 and 1.20% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 56.60, and weekly volatility stands at 1.75%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 1.99%. Gen Digital Inc (NASDAQ:GEN)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0.81, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.46.

To see how Gen Digital Inc stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: GEN stock’s performance was -0.40% in the latest trading, and 34.07% in the past year. Gen Digital Inc has a P/E ratio of 10.28.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Gen Digital Inc (NASDAQ:GEN) indicates that the 3-month average is 4.41 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 3.84 million.

Currently, records show that 640.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 9.08% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 82.87%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Mar 15, 2024, stood at 14.99 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 3.59 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 2.35% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in March were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 13.55 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen -2.23% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even lower.