Buying Buzz: B. Riley Financial Inc. [RILY] Chairman and Co-CEO RILEY BRYANT R purchases 12,963 shares of the company


Investors can expect a company’s stock to rise or fall based on the buying and selling of stock by its insiders. B. Riley Financial Inc. shares valued at $387,223 were purchased by RILEY BRYANT R on Mar 15. At $29.87 per share, RILEY BRYANT R acquired 12,963 shares. The insider’s holdings grew to 6,595,631 shares worth approximately $209.35 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, KELLEHER THOMAS J /ADV purchased 10,000 shares, netting a total of over 311,301 in proceeds. Following the buying of shares at $31.13 each, the insider now holds 32,300 shares.

Before that, PAULSON RANDALL E had added 5,000 shares to its account. In a trade valued at $154,658, the Director bought B. Riley Financial Inc. shares for $30.93 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings increased to 5,000 shares, worth approximately $9.26 million.

Analyzing RILY Stock Performance

On Thursday, B. Riley Financial Inc. [NASDAQ: RILY] rose 2.65% to $31.74. The stock’s lowest price that day was $29.375, but it reached a high of $33.17 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -12.90%. Over the course of the year, B. Riley Financial Inc. shares have dropped approximately -7.19%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $47.35 on 02/02/23 and a 52-week low of $28.06 on 03/13/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $39.91, while a 200-day SMA reached $44.69. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.15 million shares from 0.98 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for B. Riley Financial Inc. (RILY)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 29.69, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 27.63. In the upper region, resistance lies at 33.48. The next price resistance is at 35.22. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 35.18 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -5.02, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 73.42%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is B. Riley Financial Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of B. Riley Financial Inc. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jan 12, 2023 jumping by 0.5 million shares to 2.9 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Dec 14, 2022 was 2.4 million shares. A jump of 17.24% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 5.42 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 5.42.

Which companies own the most shares of B. Riley Financial Inc. (RILY)?

According to BlackRock Fund Advisors filings, the company currently owns 2,684,408 shares, which is about 9.39% of the total RILY shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 209,557 from its previous 13-F filing of 2474851.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, Equitec Proprietary Markets LLC’s stake is now worth $47,475,083. The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquire a 2.17% interest valued at $44.51 million while Punch & Associates Investment Man purchased a 9,287 stake. A total of 32,644 shares of B. Riley Financial Inc. were bought by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. during the quarter, and 90,747 were bought by Royce & Associates LP. In its current portfolio, Marshall Wace LLP holds 460,835 shares valued at $18.33 million.

In terms of B. Riley Financial Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $30.00 in the next 12 months, down nearly -2.98% from the previous closing price of $30.92. Analysts anticipate B. Riley Financial Inc. stock to reach $30.00 by 2023, with the lowest price target being $30.00. In spite of this, 1 analysts ranked B. Riley Financial Inc. stock as a Buy at the end of 2023.


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