Navigating the Volatility of Cousins Properties Inc.’s (CUZ) Stock

The stock of Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ) has seen a -0.44% decrease in the past week, with a -3.11% drop in the past month, and a -8.09% decrease in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.62%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.54% for CUZ. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -2.94% for CUZ’s stock, with a simple moving average of 2.39% for the last 200 days.

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

Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 41.61x. The stock has a 36-month beta value of 1.26. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for CUZ is 150.49M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.49% of that float. On April 04, 2024, the average trading volume of CUZ was 1.70M shares.

CUZ) stock’s latest price update

Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ) has experienced a decline in its stock price by -0.57 compared to its previous closing price of 22.84. However, the company has seen a fall of -0.44% in its stock price over the last five trading days. PRNewsWire reported 2024-03-28 that ATLANTA, March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2024 earnings after the market closes on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Cousins will hold its first quarter 2024 earnings conference call on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Analysts’ Opinion of CUZ

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CUZ stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for CUZ by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for CUZ in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $27 based on the research report published on December 18, 2023 of the previous year 2023.

Truist, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CUZ reach a price target of $28, previously predicting the price at $27. The rating they have provided for CUZ stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 15th, 2023.

KeyBanc Capital Markets gave a rating of “Underweight” to CUZ, setting the target price at $19 in the report published on September 12th of the previous year.

CUZ Trading at -1.88% 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 -9.85% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.54%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.62%, as shares sank -4.34% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.97% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CUZ fell by -0.44%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.90% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.35. In addition, Cousins Properties Inc. saw -6.74% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for CUZ

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.24 for the present operating margin
  • 0.67 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cousins Properties Inc. stands at 0.1. The total capital return value is set at 0.03. Equity return is now at value 1.81, with 1.09 for asset returns.

Based on Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ), the company’s capital structure generated 0.39 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.13. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.65. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 1.79.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 503.67 million with net debt to EBITDA at 4.97. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 7.41. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.64for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.11.

Conclusion

To sum up, Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing 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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