Ladder Capital Corp (LADR): Time to Buy this stock


Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of 8.01% or $0.61 shares. The trading starts at $8.32 and closed at $7.62 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $7.76 and day high was $8.40 on Friday, June 12. After the session, the Real Estate sector daily volume shifted to 1.15 million while its average volume is 3.42M. In other hand, the LADR market cap reached to $918.22M. While, its current target price is $8.23 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -12.54% and up 19.97% for month. Its quarterly performance was -28.06% below, while its half year performance is down -51.73%. LADR yearly performance stood at negative -49.10% and fall -54.38% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Ladder Capital Corp is 2.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. LADR EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.80. EPS for this year is -37.50%, while for the next year its value is 0.97. Its EPS Q/Q reached -170.00%. It has an EPS of 20.50% up for past five years and for the next five years will be down -14.89%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on LADR for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 5 of 6 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 1 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 6 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 6, 0 rated it sell, 4 rated it as Buy and 2 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $9.50-$12.00. Average target price for LADR was reached at $10.67.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Advisors Capital Management, LLC are the top three holders in Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 9.09 million shares which valued 43.11 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 9.0 million shares which valued at 42.64 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Advisors Capital Management, LLC has a total of 2.8 million shares which valued at 13.27 million. In the end, Advisors Capital Management, LLC have 2.58% shares outstanding of Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.10% and institutional holding shifted to 55.70%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.80. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 6 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.14, while 0.43 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for LADR published in the report was 0.03-0.41 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.43 which is higher than 0.26 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for LADR fall -41.74% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 11.57% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 0.45%. The moving average value for Ladder Capital Corp (LADR) is 12.64 and 7.98 for 200 and 50 days respectively.