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Carvana Co. (CVNA) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA)’s stock price has decreased by -0.48 compared to its previous closing price of 52.20. However, the company has seen a 2.24% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-09-18 that Core CPI rose 0.3% in August versus July. While the increase was slightly higher than the 0.2% monthly gain in core CPI in July, it was still relatively tame.

Is It Worth Investing in Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) Right Now?

Moreover, the 36-month beta value for CVNA is 3.08. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 16 as “hold,” and 5 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for Carvana Co. (CVNA) is $43.65, which is -$9.77 below the current market price. The public float for CVNA is 96.44M and currently, short sellers hold a 35.24% of that float. On September 19, 2023, CVNA’s average trading volume was 20.55M shares.

CVNA’s Market Performance

CVNA’s stock has seen a 2.24% increase for the week, with a 39.50% rise in the past month and a 105.17% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 9.72%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 8.63% for Carvana Co. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 11.16% for CVNA’s stock, with a 173.58% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CVNA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CVNA stocks, with Wedbush repeating the rating for CVNA by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for CVNA in the upcoming period, according to Wedbush is $48 based on the research report published on September 18, 2023 of the current year 2023.

CVNA Trading at 17.96% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CVNA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -9.16% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 8.63%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 9.72%, as shares surge +32.49% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +76.40% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CVNA rose by +2.24%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +607.77% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $47.37. In addition, Carvana Co. saw 995.99% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CVNA starting from BREAUX PAUL W., who sale 20,000 shares at the price of $49.00 back on Sep 11. After this action, BREAUX PAUL W. now owns 165,174 shares of Carvana Co., valued at $980,000 using the latest closing price.

Taira Thomas, the President, Special Projects of Carvana Co., purchase 35,000 shares at $6.86 during a trade that took place back on Nov 22, which means that Taira Thomas is holding 77,518 shares at $240,100 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CVNA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -10.95 for the present operating margin
  • +7.36 for the gross margin

The net margin for Carvana Co. stands at -11.67. The total capital return value is set at -21.03, while invested capital returns managed to touch -30.41. Equity return is now at value 326.50, with -15.00 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.15, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 1.13. The receivables turnover for the company is 12.66 and the total asset turnover is 1.73. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.77.


To wrap up, the performance of Carvana Co. (CVNA) has been better in recent times. The stock has received a bearish of “sell” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.