Sprint Corp. (S): What’s the Story?

Sprint Corporation (S) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Wireless Communications. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $5.09, up from yesterday’s close by 0.39%. 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

Sprint Corporation (S) currently trades with a market capitalization of $20.45 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -5.34 % 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 -$718 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.07 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.62% 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, Sprint Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $9.02. It is now trading 3.93% off that level. The stock is trading $5.39 its 50-day moving average by 0.3%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $4.81.

In recent action, Sprint Corporation (S) has made a move of -14.60% 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 15.08, 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 19.03% with $600.36 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of S.

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