Glu Mobile stock is a turnaround candidate after the company signed a major deal with pop singer Taylor Swift. Glu Mobile will launch “The Swift Life”, a social platform from Taylor Swift that will let fans have direct engagement with her. Taylor Swift has millions of followers across various social networks.
Benchmark Co upgraded Glu Mobile stock to a Buy rating today.
You can find out more about The Swift Life social platform and the Glu Mobile turnaround thesis here.
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The Effective Volume study shows large players volume exploding higher. What a thing of beauty! The Twiggs Money Flow is also surging higher which supports the idea that large players are accumulating the stock. The long upper-shadow candlestick which is almost a bearish inverted hammer suggests the stock could come in a little here.
The MACD indicator has given a buy signal today:
Glu Mobile meets several of the criteria discussed in this lesson on the best stocks to buy. However, it does not meet the oversold criteria. Prices have been extended to the upside lately. For a good entry it is better to wait for a consolidation.
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The profitability ratios for GLUU are negative, so there is not much use analyzing them. GLUU has a Return On Assets of -33.52%. This is below the industry average of -1.30%. 92% of the industry peers outperform GLUU. GLUU has a Profit Margin of -48.07%. This is below the industry average of -3.46%. 93% of the industry peers outperform GLUU. The Piotroski-F score of GLUU is 3. This is a low score and indicates issues in the health and profitability of GLUU.
When comparing the price book ratio of GLUU to the average industry price book ratio of 4.51, GLUU is cheap. When comparing the current price to the book value of GLUU, we can conclude it is valued correctly. It is trading at 2.92 times its book value. The Price/Earnings Ratio is negative for GLUU. In the last year negative earnings were reported. Besides the negative Price/Earnings Ratio, also the Forward Price/Earnings Ratio is negative for GLUU. No positive earnings are expected for the next year.
GLUU is expected to show a strong growth in Earnings Per Share. In the coming 2 years, the EPS will grow by 69.82% yearly. The EPS growth is accelerating: in the next 2 years the growth will be better than in the last years. Measured over the past 5 years, GLUU shows a quite strong growth in revenue. Revenue has been growing by 15.58% on average per year. Revenue has decreased by -1.77% in the past year. The earnings per share for GLUU have decreased strongly by -243.48% in the last year.
GLUU has a Current Ratio of 1.19. This is a normal value and indicates that GLUU is financially healthy and should not expect problems in meeting its short term obligations. A Quick Ratio of 1.19 indicates that GLUU should not have too much problems paying its short term obligations. Compared to an average industry Current Ratio of 1.72, GLUU is worse placed to pay its short term obligations than its industry peers. Compared to an average industry Quick Ratio of 1.68, again GLUU is worse placed to pay its short term obligations than its industry peers. Compared to an average industry Debt to Equity Ratio of 0.00, GLUU is more dependent on financing than its industry peers. GLUU has an Altman-Z score of 0.42. This is a bad value and indicates that GLUU is not financially healthy and even has some risk of bankruptcy. Compared to an average industry Altman-Z score of 3.63, GLUU is in worse financial state than most of its industry peers. 83% of its industry peers have a better Altman-Z score. The Piotroski-F score of GLUU is 3. This is a low score and indicates issues in the health and profitability of GLUU.
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