Is GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) a great play right now?

On Thursday, shares of GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:GDS) marked $43.19 per share versus a previous $42.17 closing price. With having a 2.42% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of GDS Holdings Limited, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. GDS showed a rise of 87.05% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $20.84 – $43.15 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 26.68% in the period of the last 200 days.

Berenberg equity researchers changed the status of GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GDS) shares to a “Sell” rating in the report published on September 20th, 2018. Other analysts, including SunTrust, also published their reports on GDS shares. SunTrust repeated the rating from the previous report, marking GDS under “Buy” rating, in the report published on September 19th, 2018. Additionally, GDS shares got another “Outperform” rating from Credit Suisse. On July 12th, 2018, Raymond James Initiated an Strong Buy rating and increased its price target to $53. On the other hand, Credit Suisse Upgrade the “Neutral” rating for GDS shares, as published in the report on May 23rd, 2018. Credit Suisse seems to be going bullish on the price of GDS shares, based on the price prediction for GDS. Another “Neutral” rating came from Credit Suisse.

GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) Analysis

The present dividend yield for GDS owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 54.50%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) 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 -7.20% 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 2.00 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 GDS is currently recording an average of 706.29K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 4.02%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 4.12%with 3.75% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $48.43, indicating growth from the present price of $43.19, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in GDS or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing GDS Holdings Limited Shares?

GDS Holdings Limited (GDS) is based in the China and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Technology sector. If you wish to compare GDS shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for GDS Holdings Limited, while the value 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 -0.55 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of -4.30%.

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 72.75%, 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 60.50% 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 GDS Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in GDS in the recent period. That is how 12 West Capital Management LP now has an increase position in GDS by 0.23% in the first quarter, owning 10.94 million shares of GDS stocks, with the value of $441.4 million after the purchase of an additional 25,201 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, American Century Investment Manag also increased their stake in GDS shares changed 13.13% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 6.35 million shares of company, all valued at $256.35 million after the acquisition of additional 737,486 shares during the last quarter.

Tiger Global Management LLC acquired a new position in GDS Holdings Limited during the first quarter, with the value of $231.17 million, and Fidelity Management & Research Co increased their stake in the company’s shares by 23.36% in the first quarter, now owning 619,900 shares valued at $132.03 million after the acquisition of the additional 3.27 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, Federated Global Investment Manag increased their position by 5.05% during the first quarter, now owning 2.46 million GDS shares, now holding the value of $99.03 million in GDS with the purchase of the additional 0 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 60.50% of GDS shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.