On Thursday, shares of SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ:SEIC) marked $51.94 per share versus a previous $55.69 closing price. With having a -6.73% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of SEI Investments Company, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. SEIC showed a fall of -20.68% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $35.40 – $69.61 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -4.90% in the period of the last 200 days.
Morgan Stanley equity researchers changed the status of SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ: SEIC) shares to a “Overweight” rating in the report published on October 6th, 2020. Other analysts, including Oppenheimer, also published their reports on SEIC shares. Oppenheimer repeated the rating from the previous report, marking SEIC under “Outperform” rating, in the report published on June 1st, 2020. Additionally, SEIC shares got another “Mkt Perform” rating from Keefe Bruyette, setting a target price of $64 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in April 15th, 2019. On the other hand, William Blair Downgrade the “Mkt Perform” rating for SEIC shares, as published in the report on April 12th, 2018. Raymond James seems to be going bullish on the price of SEIC shares, based on the price prediction for SEIC. Another “Mkt Perform” rating came from Keefe Bruyette.
[bold-text]SEI Investments Company (SEIC) Analysis[/bold-text]
The present dividend yield for SEIC 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 SEI Investments Company, the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 17.83. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -2.20%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.
In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of SEI Investments Company (SEIC) 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 27.40% 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 5.20 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 SEIC is currently recording an average of 560.43K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 2.29%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 2.88%with -7.08% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $65.25, indicating growth from the present price of $51.94, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in SEIC or pass.
[bold-text]What to Look for When Analyzing SEI Investments Company Shares?[/bold-text]
SEI Investments Company (SEIC) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare SEIC shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 16.87 for SEI Investments Company, while the value 14.97 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 3.08 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 3.10%.
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 7.30%, 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 73.50% 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 SEIC Shares?[/bold-text]
It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in SEIC in the recent period. That is how Loomis, Sayles & Co. LP now has an increase position in SEIC by 1.42% in the first quarter, owning 15.91 million shares of SEIC stocks, with the value of $806.85 million after the purchase of an additional 222,820 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Managed Account Advisors LLC also increased their stake in SEIC shares changed 1.97% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 4.05 million shares of company, all valued at $205.45 million after the acquisition of additional 78,233 shares during the last quarter.
GLC Asset Management Group Ltd. acquired a new position in SEI Investments Company during the first quarter, with the value of $67.65 million. At the present, 73.50% of SEIC shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.