What Direction Does Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA) Analysts Think The Company Will Take?

The trading price of Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA) closed higher on Tuesday, April 02, closing at $11.76, 0.09% higher than its previous close.

In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $24.00 and a 52-week low of $10.16. Over the past month, the stock has gained 7.40% in value.

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Paramount Global, whose market valuation is $7.67 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 02, 2024 – May 06, 2024. The dividend yield on the company stock is 1.70%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.20. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.33 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $1.1 for 2024 and $1.34 for 2025. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 111.50% this year and 21.80% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $7.78 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $7.44 billion and highs of $8.1 billion. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 7.00% 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 $30.82 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 3.90% 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 Paramount Global 2 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest PARA has a 50% Sell 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% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Sell.

A quick review shows that PARA’s price is currently 4.02% off the SMA20 and -3.95% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 51.21, and weekly volatility stands at 2.93%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 4.40%. Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.78, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.49.

To see how Paramount Global stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: PARA stock’s performance was 0.09% in the latest trading, and -45.83% in the past year.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA) indicates that the 3-month average is 17.01 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 16.29 million.

Currently, records show that 612.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 11.52% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 73.69%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Mar 15, 2024, stood at 90.26 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 4.67 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 13.83% 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 82.1 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen -20.49% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even lower.