Etsy, Inc. (ETSY): What’s the Story?

Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Specialty Retail, Other. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $29.28, down from yesterday’s close by -2.37%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) currently trades with a market capitalization of $3.58 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 24.79 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $54.27 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.06 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.60% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Etsy, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $31.83. It is now trading 2.55% off that level. The stock is trading $28.65 its 50-day moving average by -0.63%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $10.91.

In recent action, Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) has made a move of -4.25% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 12.84, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 4.75% with $116.49 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of ETSY.

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