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Is a Correction Looming Ahead for First Advantage Corporation (FA)

First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ:FA) went up by 2.62% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $21.01. The company’s stock price has collected 3.36% of gains in the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ :FA) Right Now?

First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ:FA) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 32.90 x from its present earnings ratio. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 8 who provided ratings for First Advantage Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $14.79, which is $2.51 above the current price. FA currently public float of 146.64M and currently shorts hold a 1.61% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of FA was 548.23K shares.

FA’s Market Performance

FA stocks went up by 3.36% for the week, with a monthly drop of -5.00% and a quarterly performance of -14.20%, while its annual performance rate touched -29.34%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.59% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.59% for First Advantage Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.28% for FA stocks with a simple moving average of -13.41% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of FA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FA stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for FA by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for FA in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $14 based on the research report published on November 11th of the current year 2022.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FA reach a price target of $13, previously predicting the price at $19. The rating they have provided for FA stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on October 25th, 2022.

FA Trading at -1.50% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -38.46% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.59%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.59%, as shares sank -5.90% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -10.08% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FA rose by +3.36%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -23.31% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $12.60. In addition, First Advantage Corporation saw -32.09% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for FA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.96 for the present operating margin
  • +24.12 for the gross margin

The net margin for First Advantage Corporation stands at +2.25. Equity return is now at value 5.20, with 3.10 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 4.26.