Riding the Trend or Protecting Profits | Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ)


Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) went down by -2.87% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $42.99. The company’s stock price has collected -5.13% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 8 hours ago that Cousins Properties Announces Earlier Time For Third Quarter 2020 Conference Call

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Is It Worth Investing in Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE :CUZ) Right Now?

Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 11.38 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CUZ is at 0.85. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for Cousins Properties Incorporated declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $36.40, which is $10.81 above the current price. CUZ currently public float of 147.38M and currently shorts hold a 2.91% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CUZ was 847.76K shares.

CUZ’s Market Performance

CUZ stocks went down by -5.13% for the week, with a monthly drop of -10.89% and a quarterly performance of -15.94%, while its annual performance rate touched -34.26%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.77% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.04% for Cousins Properties Incorporated. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -9.31% for CUZ stocks with a simple moving average of -18.74% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CUZ

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CUZ stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for CUZ by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for CUZ in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $42 based on the research report published on September 19th of the previous year 2019.

Wells Fargo, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CUZ reach a price target of $9.50. The rating they have provided for CUZ stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on April 20th, 2018.

CUZ Trading at -11.68% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CUZ to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -40.24% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.04%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.77%, as shares sank -10.17% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -17.74% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CUZ fell by -5.13%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -37.81% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $28.18. In addition, Cousins Properties Incorporated saw -37.65% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CUZ starting from Hickson Richard G IV, who purchase 2,500 shares at the price of $25.70 back on May 18. After this action, Hickson Richard G IV now owns 14,717 shares of Cousins Properties Incorporated, valued at $64,250 using the latest closing price.

Fordham Scott W, the Director of Cousins Properties Incorporated, sale 35,000 shares at $42.60 during a trade that took place back on Feb 18, which means that Fordham Scott W is holding 235,040 shares at $1,491,039 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CUZ

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.49 for the present operating margin
  • +26.50 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cousins Properties Incorporated stands at +6.03. The total capital return value is set at 1.55, while invested capital returns managed to touch 0.76. Equity return is now at value 7.60, with 4.90 for asset returns.

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Based on Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ), the company’s capital structure generated 52.58 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 34.46. Total debt to assets is 32.05, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 51.63. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 33.82.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 11.70, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.30. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.90 and the total asset turnover is 0.12.

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