Avis Budget Group Inc. [CAR] stock for 263,758 USD was sold by Lurie Glenn

The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Avis Budget Group Inc. shares valued at $263,758 were sold by Lurie Glenn on Aug 03. At $178.94 per share, Lurie Glenn sold 1,474 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 0 shares worth approximately $0.0 following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Hees Bernardo purchased 29,400 shares, netting a total of over 4,959,374 in proceeds. Following the buying of shares at $168.69 each, the insider now holds 479,876 shares.

Before that, Hees Bernardo had added 28,334 shares to its account. In a trade valued at $4,895,558, the Executive Chairman bought Avis Budget Group Inc. shares for $172.78 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings increased to 28,334 shares, worth approximately $67.71 million.

As published in a research note from Barclays on April 20, 2022, Avis Budget Group Inc. [CAR] has been rated up from an Underweight to an Equal weight and the price target has been revised to $245 from $164. This represents a 38.65% premium over Wednesday’s closing price. Analysts at BofA Securities downgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”an Underperform”‘ outlook in a report released in early April. As of January 26, 2022, JP Morgan has increased its “an Underweight” rating to a “Neutral” for CAR. Earlier on January 06, 2022, Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Hold” for CAR stock which previously was a “a Sell”.

Analyzing CAR’s Price Performance

On Wednesday, Avis Budget Group Inc. [NASDAQ: CAR] rose 0.21% to $150.31. The stock’s lowest price that day was $149.84, but it reached a high of $158.07 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -9.97%. Over the course of the year, Avis Budget Group Inc. shares have dropped approximately -27.52%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $327.80 on 04/21/22 and a 52-week low of $141.79 on 02/24/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $168.77, while a 200-day SMA reached $199.44. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.51 million shares from 1.1 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 147.41, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 144.51. In the upper region, resistance lies at 155.64. The next price resistance is at 160.97. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 40.14 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -8.24, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 80.94%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Avis Budget Group Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Avis Budget Group Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 dropping by -1.05 million shares to 3.97 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 5.02 million shares. A decline of -26.45% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 3.48 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 3.48.

Which companies own the most shares of Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR)?

According to SRS Investment Management LLC filings, the company currently owns 18,430,882 shares, which is about 38.35% of the total CAR shares outstanding. With the completion of the sale transaction, Fidelity Management & Research Co’s stake is now worth $1,084,694,541. The Vanguard Group, Inc. reduced a -19.98% interest valued at $455.46 million while BlackRock Fund Advisors sold a -1,600,043 stake. A total of 200,914 shares of Avis Budget Group Inc. were sold by Leucadia Asset Management LLC during the quarter, and -505,046 were sold by Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. In its current portfolio, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. holds 997,310 shares valued at $166.93 million.

In terms of Avis Budget Group Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $229.50 in the next 12 months, up nearly 53.0% from the previous closing price of $150.00. Analysts anticipate Avis Budget Group Inc. stock to reach $309.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $150.00. In spite of this, 5 analysts ranked Avis Budget Group Inc. stock as a Hold at the end of 2022. On November 16, 2021, Barclays assigned a price target of “an Underweight” to the stock and downgraded coverage with a $217.


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