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Let’s Take a Fresh Look at Youdao, Inc. (DAO)

On Wednesday, shares of Youdao, Inc. (NYSE:DAO) marked $28.43 per share versus a previous $32.48 closing price. With having a -12.47% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Youdao, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. DAO showed a rise of 101.92% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $12.01 – $47.70 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 7.06% in the period of the last 200 days.

Credit Suisse equity researchers changed the status of Youdao, Inc. (NYSE: DAO) shares from “Outperform” to a “Neutral” rating in the report published on September 2nd, 2020. Other analysts, including Morgan Stanley, also published their reports on DAO shares. Morgan Stanley repeated the rating from the previous report, marking DAO under “Equal-Weight” rating, in the report published on August 14th, 2020. Additionally, DAO shares got another “Buy” rating from HSBC Securities, setting a target price of $28 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in March 12th, 2020. On December 13th, 2019, Credit Suisse Initiated an Outperform rating and increased its price target to $18.80.

[bold-text]Youdao, Inc. (DAO) Analysis[/bold-text]

The present dividend yield for DAO 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 93.10%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Youdao, Inc. (DAO) 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 313.90% 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 0.90 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 DAO is currently recording an average of 518.40K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 6.71%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 7.59%with -11.90% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $40.33, indicating growth from the present price of $28.43, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in DAO or pass.

[bold-text]What to Look for When Analyzing Youdao, Inc. Shares?[/bold-text]

Youdao, Inc. (DAO) is based in the China and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Communication Services sector. If you wish to compare DAO shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for Youdao, Inc., 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 -1.63 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of -212.00%.

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 5.19%, 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 59.60% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

[bold-text]Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in DAO Shares?[/bold-text]

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in DAO in the recent period. That is how Orbis Investment Management Ltd. now has an increase position in DAO by 13.72% in the first quarter, owning 9.39 million shares of DAO stocks, with the value of $242.61 million after the purchase of an additional 1,132,980 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Sylebra Capital Ltd. also increased their stake in DAO shares changed — in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 1.17 million shares of company, all valued at $30.14 million after the acquisition of additional 1,166,363 shares during the last quarter.

Shanghai Greenwoods Asset Managem acquired a new position in Youdao, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $26.54 million, and Credit Suisse Securities increased their stake in the company’s shares by 16.96% in the first quarter, now owning 144,169 shares valued at $25.69 million after the acquisition of the additional 994222 shares during the last quarter. In the end, Credit Suisse Asset Management increased their position by 460.29% during the first quarter, now owning 935089 DAO shares, now holding the value of $24.16 million in DAO with the purchase of the additional 135,089 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 59.60% of DAO shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.

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