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Zhihu Inc. (ZH) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Zhihu Inc. (NYSE: ZH) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.10 in relation to its previous close of 1.00. However, the company has experienced a 6.36% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions.

Is It Worth Investing in Zhihu Inc. (NYSE: ZH) Right Now?

Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 2 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Zhihu Inc. (ZH) is $13.68, which is $1.21 above the current market price. The public float for ZH is 516.14M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.86% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of ZH on May 26, 2023 was 3.02M shares.

ZH’s Market Performance

ZH’s stock has seen a 6.36% increase for the week, with a -6.64% drop in the past month and a -32.95% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 10.61%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 7.14% for Zhihu Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -2.61% for ZH’s stock, with a -22.49% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

ZH Trading at -11.74% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ZH to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -53.10% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 7.14%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 10.61%, as shares sank -12.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -16.83% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ZH rose by +2.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -28.00% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $1.0191. In addition, Zhihu Inc. saw -23.15% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for ZH

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -44.49 for the present operating margin
  • +50.16 for the gross margin

The net margin for Zhihu Inc. stands at -43.86. The total capital return value is set at -25.04, while invested capital returns managed to touch -24.92. Equity return is now at value -26.40, with -19.50 for asset returns.

Based on Zhihu Inc. (ZH), the company’s capital structure generated 1.71 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 1.68. Total debt to assets is 1.26, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 0.77. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 0.75.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of -0.33, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at -0.21. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.86 and the total asset turnover is 0.43. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 4.01.


In a nutshell, Zhihu Inc. (ZH) has experienced a bad performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.