Selected Notes From Wall Street Analysts On Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (GGAL)

On Tuesday, shares of Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (NASDAQ:GGAL) marked $36.73 per share versus a previous $35.51 closing price. With having a 3.44% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. GGAL showed a rise of 33.22% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $18.30 – $37.78 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 32.39% in the period of the last 200 days.

Credit Suisse equity researchers changed the status of Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (NASDAQ: GGAL) shares from “Neutral” to a “Outperform” rating in the report published on July 2nd, 2019. Other analysts, including JP Morgan, also published their reports on GGAL shares. JP Morgan repeated the rating from the previous report, marking GGAL under “Underweight” rating, in the report published on April 29th, 2019. Additionally, GGAL shares got another “Underperform” rating from BofA/Merrill. On the other hand, Citigroup Downgrade the “Neutral” rating for GGAL shares, as published in the report on August 30th, 2018. BofA/Merrill seems to be going bullish on the price of GGAL shares, based on the price prediction for GGAL. Another “Hold” rating came from HSBC Securities.

Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (GGAL) Analysis

The present dividend yield for GGAL owners is set at 0.01, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period.However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 1.33. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 98.80%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (GGAL) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 38.00% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while GGAL is currently recording an average of 1.61M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 4.73%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 4.87%with 5.67% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $29.32, indicating growth from the present price of $36.73, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in GGAL or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. Shares?

Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (GGAL) is based in the Argentina and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare GGAL shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 10.93 for Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A., while the value 10.14 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 3.36 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of 52.30%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 53.40%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 36.00% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in GGAL Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in GGAL in the recent period. That is how Morgan Stanley Investment Managem now has an increase position in GGAL by 18.94% in the first quarter, owning 3.26 million shares of GGAL stocks, with the value of $83.46 million after the purchase of an additional 518,854 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, RBC Global Asset Management also increased their stake in GGAL shares changed 24.59% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 2.22 million shares of company, all valued at $56.77 million after the acquisition of additional 437,500 shares during the last quarter.

BlackRock Investment Management acquired a new position in Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. during the first quarter, with the value of $48.34 million, and EMS Capital LP increased their stake in the company’s shares by 0.00% in the first quarter, now owning 0 shares valued at $26.84 million after the acquisition of the additional 1.05 million shares during the last quarter. At the present, 36.00% of GGAL shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.