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ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) is Waving the Bear Flag

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ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) shares are trading at lower $28.67 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $37.84.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $38.99 and the low is $20.04. Over the last 52 weeks, ZTO is up 39.21% while the S&P 500 is up 16.45%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, ZTO reported a profit of $250.41 million. ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. also saw revenues increase to $906.2 million. In addition, ZTO has free cash flow of -$167.78 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $233.06 million which compares well with its peers.

ZTO booked profit margins of 24.30%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 14.50%, and its Return on Assets is 11.90%. All told, it is clear that, ZTO needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. ZTO has a short ratio of 3.50 and outstanding shares of 783.90M.

Company Outlook

ZTO has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.8 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.03. ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ZTO also noted assets of $6.86 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ZTO has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ZTO has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ZTO represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ZTO is now commanding a market cap of 52.18B and a float of 401.27M. ZTO is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of ZTO stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in ZTO, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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