Portillo’s Inc. [PTLO] Chief Human Resources Officer makes an insider sale of 44,614 shares worth 852,127.

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. Portillo’s Inc. shares valued at $852,127 were sold by Waite Jill Francine on May 27. At $19.10 per share, Waite Jill Francine sold 44,614 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 21,900 shares worth approximately $0.5 million following the completion of this transaction.


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Also, Scarpino Nicholas Anthony sold 65,506 shares, netting a total of over 1,204,977 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $18.39 each, the insider now holds 10,700 shares.

As published in their initiating research note from Morgan Stanley on June 28, 2022, Portillo’s Inc. [PTLO] has been an Equal-weight and the price target has been revised to $19. This represents a -20.0% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”an Outperform”‘ outlook in a report released in mid December. As of November 15, 2021, William Blair has initiated its “an Outperform” rating for PTLO. Earlier on November 15, 2021, UBS initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “a Neutral” for PTLO stock.

Analyzing PTLO’s Price Performance

On Thursday, Portillo’s Inc. [NASDAQ: PTLO] plunged -0.70% to $22.80. The stock’s lowest price that day was $21.56, but it reached a high of $23.01 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -3.51%. Over the course of the year, Portillo’s Inc. shares have dropped approximately -39.26%. A 50-day SMA is recorded $22.82, while a 200-day SMA reached $23.80. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.04 million shares from 0.71 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Portillo’s Inc. (PTLO)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 21.90, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 21.01. In the upper region, resistance lies at 23.35. The next price resistance is at 23.91. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 49.23 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.13, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 46.39%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Portillo’s Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Portillo’s Inc. saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 dropping by -0.15 million shares to 4.85 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 5.0 million shares. A decline of -3.09% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 10.84 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 10.84.

Which companies own the most shares of Portillo’s Inc. (PTLO)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 1,780,660 shares, which is about 4.23% of the total PTLO shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -9,421 from its previous 13-F filing of 1790081.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, Select Equity Group LP’s stake is now worth $39,002,551. BlackRock Fund Advisors reduced a -3.49% interest valued at $25.2 million while Janus Henderson Investors US LLC sold a -544,485 stake. A total of 461 shares of Portillo’s Inc. were sold by Franklin Advisers, Inc. during the quarter, and 194,537 were bought by Principal Global Investors LLC. In its current portfolio, Millennium Management LLC holds 616,572 shares valued at $13.58 million.

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