KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR) – the Stock that lost -2.29% this week!


KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) went up by 0.75% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $28.61 and move down -63.77%, while KAR stocks collected -2.29% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 08/04/20 that KAR Auction Services, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

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KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) Worth an Investment?

KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 131.35 times of increase in earnings at the present.

KAR Market Performance

KAR stocks went down by -2.29% for the week, with the monthly jump of 15.24% and a quarterly performance of 10.50%, while its annual performance rate touched -32.60%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.28% for KAR stocks with the simple moving average of 1.71% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KAR stocks, with Northcoast repeating the rating for KAR shares by setting it to “Buy”. The predicted price for KAR socks in the upcoming period according to Northcoast is $22 based on the research report published on August 13, 2020.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KAR stock at the price of $19. The rating they have provided for KAR stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on April 23, 2020.

BofA/Merrill gave “ Neutral” rating to KAR stocks, setting the target price at $19 in the report published on March 18, 2020.

KAR Stocks 13.19% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KAR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, KAR Auction Services, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -38.94% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 3.56%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.44%, while the shares surge at the distance of +10.22% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +13.66% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, KAR went down by -2.29%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -23.34% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $17.60. In addition, KAR Auction Services, Inc. saw -19.83% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

KAR Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR), starting from Coleman Charles S., who bought 2,950 shares at the price of $16.90 back on Mar 09. After this action, Rushing now owns 9,679 shares of KAR Auction Services, Inc., valued at $49,855 with the latest closing price.

HALLETT JAMES P, the Chief Executive Officer of KAR Auction Services, Inc., bought 59,255 shares at the value of $16.88 during a trade that took place back on Mar 09, which means that HALLETT JAMES P is holding 432,944 shares at the value of $1,000,224 based on the most recent closing price.

KAR Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +11.29 for the present operating margin and +35.09 for gross margin. The net margin for KAR Auction Services, Inc. stands at +3.32. Total capital return value is set at 5.68, while invested capital returns managed to touch 2.30. Equity return holds the value 1.50%, with 0.40% for asset returns.

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Based on KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR), the company’s capital structure generated 228.54 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 69.56. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 57.31 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 1.67 and long-term debt to capital is 135.28.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 2.20 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.62. The receivables turnover for KAR Auction Services, Inc. is 1.05 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.40. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.29.


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