Clear Secure Inc (YOU) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Clear Secure Inc (NYSE: YOU)’s stock price has gone decline by -6.57 in comparison to its previous close of 20.84, however, the company has experienced a -6.97% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Motley Fool reported 2024-03-25 that Clear Secure’s identity verification platform simplifies members’ experiences at airports and other places. The company’s 33% free-cash-flow margin seemingly lets investors have their cake and eat it, too.

Is It Worth Investing in Clear Secure Inc (NYSE: YOU) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Clear Secure Inc (NYSE: YOU) is above average at 63.21x. The 36-month beta value for YOU is also noteworthy at 1.54. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for YOU is 88.92M, and at present, short sellers hold a 13.72% of that float. The average trading volume of YOU on April 03, 2024 was 1.57M shares.

YOU’s Market Performance

YOU’s stock has seen a -6.97% decrease for the week, with a 7.67% rise in the past month and a -4.27% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.95%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 3.47% for Clear Secure Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.44% for YOU’s stock, with a -3.02% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of YOU

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for YOU stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for YOU by listing it as a “Underweight.” The predicted price for YOU in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $20 based on the research report published on December 20, 2023 of the previous year 2023.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see YOU reach a price target of $24. The rating they have provided for YOU stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 17th, 2023.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Neutral” to YOU, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on July 05th of the previous year.

YOU Trading at 0.97% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought YOU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -26.77% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.47%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.95%, as shares surge +2.91% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.31% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, YOU fell by -8.38%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -21.49% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $20.05. In addition, Clear Secure Inc saw -4.27% 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 YOU starting from Patterson Richard N. Jr., who sale 7,500 shares at the price of $20.00 back on Feb 14 ’24. After this action, Patterson Richard N. Jr. now owns 41,727 shares of Clear Secure Inc, valued at $150,000 using the latest closing price.

Durable Capital Partners LP, the 10% Owner of Clear Secure Inc, sale 2,640,735 shares at $25.27 during a trade that took place back on Aug 02 ’23, which means that Durable Capital Partners LP is holding 8,809,211 shares at $66,726,857 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for YOU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.03 for the present operating margin
  • 0.68 for the gross margin

The net margin for Clear Secure Inc stands at 0.05. The total capital return value is set at 0.04. Equity return is now at value 10.72, with 2.69 for asset returns.

Based on Clear Secure Inc (YOU), the company’s capital structure generated 0.35 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 1.77. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.55. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.94.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 41.79 million with net debt to EBITDA at 1.21. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.07. The receivables turnover for the company is 1166.5for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.59. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.39.


In summary, Clear Secure Inc (YOU) has had a bad performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. 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.

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