Analyzing Stock On Your Own: Burford Capital Limited (NYSE: BUR)


Burford Capital Limited (NYSE:BUR) does about 198.65K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 182041 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 1.81B USD. Its current market price is $8.25, marking a decrease of -0.24% compared to the previous close of $8.27. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $11.20 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $6.93. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $8.28 and a low of $8.16.

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Burford Capital Limited (BUR) has a 20-day trading average at $8.71 and the current price is -26.34% off the 52-week high compared with 18.96% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $8.59 and its 200-day simple moving average is $8.83. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.75%, which increases to 2.43% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 36.62 to suggest the stock is neutral.

1 analysts observing the Burford Capital Limited (BUR) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $15.00 and $15.00. The median price target is 45.0% away from the current levels at $15.00.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 1 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 1 analysts have rated it as a buy and 0 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on May 13, 2022 when B. Riley Securities initiated the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of $15.

The current price level is -5.57%, -3.96%, and -6.54% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the BUR price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. Its price is 1.23% year-to-date and -14.68% over the past year.

The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/31/2023.

Its 12-month price target is $15.00. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $15.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $15.00.

Outstanding shares total 219.05M with insiders holding 14.29% of the shares and institutional holders owning 72.18% of the company’s common stock. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 275.00. Price to book ratio is 1.16 and price to sales ratio is 10.36.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Invesco UK Invt Ser – High Inco has reduced its position in Burford Capital Limited (BUR) to 7,550,512 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -2.60%. Invesco UK Invt Ser – High Inco dumped -0.2 million shares of Burford Capital Limited common stock bringing its total worth to about $67.76 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. CI Global Financial Sector ETF raise their holdings by 30.29% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 1.64% position in Burford Capital Limited thanks to 3.59 million shares amounting to $32.22 million.


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