Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA): Analysis on latest insider activities

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Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) changes shares on Tuesday trading session, with a change of 1.41% or $3.96 shares. The trading starts at $280.90 and closed at $280.72 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $279.56 and day high was $285.11 on Tuesday, August 04. After the session, the Technology sector daily volume shifted to 0.31 million while its average volume is 340.27K. In other hand, the ZBRA market cap reached to $14.87B. While, its current target price is $284.57.

On June 4, 2020, Zebra adds social distancing warnings to warehouse workers’ mobile computers. According to the news reported on Reuters, Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus.

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 up 4.98% and up 8.81% for month. Its quarterly performance was 22.10% above, while its half year performance is up 14.85%. ZBRA yearly performance stood at positive 42.58% and rise 11.45% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Zebra Technologies Corporation is 2.30.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. ZBRA EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 9.12. EPS for this year is 30.90%, while for the next year its value is 13.68. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.12 while its EPS Q/Q reached -18.80%. It has an EPS of 74.00% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 10.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on ZBRA for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 3 of 10 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 2 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 5 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 9 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 9, 0 rated it sell, 3 rated it as Buy and 4 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $240.00 – $325.00. Average target price for ZBRA was reached at $286.71.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and FMR, LLC are the top three holders in Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 6.35 million shares which valued 1.17 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 3.75 million shares which valued at 688.24 million. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC has a total of 3.12 million shares which valued at 573.55 million. In the end, FMR, LLC have 5.86% shares outstanding of Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.90% and institutional holding shifted to 91.60%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 9.12. According to the most recent quarter report on (Sep 2020), 8 analysts estimated an average EPS of 2.8, while 3.43 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for ZBRA published in the report was $2.69 – $2.9 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 3.43 which is higher than 2.41 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 ZBRA rise 19.98% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 7.91% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 5.59%. The moving average value for Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) is 657.57k and 1.42% for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in ZBRA stock. On Jun 09, ROBERTS JANICE M, Director, sold 3,563 trading shares at the cost of $272.79, which valued at 0.97 million. On Jun 08, KEYSER RICHARD L, Director, sold 3,502 shares at the cost of $276.78, with total shares of 42,044. On Jun 01, GUSTAFSSON ANDERS, Chief Executive Officer, sold 11,093 shares at the cost of 263.92. After this transaction, GUSTAFSSON ANDERS total shares reached to 253,385 which valued at 2.93 million.