How Bearish Are People Regarding Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI)?

In the period that ended January 31, 2019, short interest in Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ:YGYI) stock is on the rise. The 26.15% advance could be an indication that investors and traders expect a deterioration in the stock price, often as a result of a deterioration in the business’ fundamentals. The average analyst recommendations at 0 suggests selling these shares. Between January 15 and January 31, the total number of shorted shares amounted to 561.01 thousand shares. That was 116,308 more shares than the total of 444.7 thousand shares in the space of prior two weeks, which means more traders or funds betting that the stock will go down. Average daily volume for YGYI at the January 31st settlement plunged to 220,203, as compared to 249,660 at the January 15th report. That brought days to cover to 2.547699, a 43.03% increase from the 1.781234 days to cover recorded at the prior short interest data release.

Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI) will probably climb 11.66 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $9 price as 12-month high target. This represents a whopping 11.66 percent increase from where shares are trading today. The 12-month median price target assigned by the analysts stands at $9, which represents a return potential of 11.66 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $8.06 on Wednesday, February 13. The lowest price target for the stock is $9 — slightly more than 11.66 percent from YGYI’s current share price.

The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $7.41. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $6.77. Till the time, the YGYI stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 63.51 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $6.77 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $8.99 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $9.93 level.

On 13th of February, Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ:YGYI) shares ended higher after a volatile session. The shares accumulated 0.79 points or 10.87 percent at $8.06 with a light trade volume of 2.571 million shares. After opening the session at $8.01, the shares went as high as $9.28 and as low as $7.7, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $205 million and now has 25.46 million shares outstanding. Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI) stock has gained 16.98 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

YGYI stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.65, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$0.85 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 40.91 percent year to date (YTD) against a rise of 71.49 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -50.4 percent away from its 1-year high of $16.25 and 154.47 percent up from 52-week low of $3.17. The average consensus rating on the company is 0, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a buy.

Shares of Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI) are trading at a P/E ratio of 0 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry YGYI operates in has an average P/E of 41.41. Its P/E ratio went as low as 17.47X and as high as 34.16 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 1.23 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 8.2. 58.5 percent is the gross profit margin for Youngevity International, Inc. and operating margin sits at 2.1 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 2.3 percent.

Let’s take a look at some insider activity at Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ:YGYI) and see the pattern. The earliest insider trade took place on 10/21/2015. Briskie David gathered a total of 0.5 thousand shares of company at average share price of $6. The total for the purchase was set at $3 thousand. After this transaction, the CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER account balance stood at 520.46 thousand shares. The stock grew 21.17 percent since that insider purchase. On 09/02/2015, Wallach Stephan, CEO AND CHAIRMAN, 10% Owner, purchased 0.25 thousand shares at a price per share of $6.2. This added 1.55 thousand shares to the insider’s fortune and the stock saw a 17.26 percent rally in value since the news became public. This transaction left 14 million shares in the CEO AND CHAIRMAN, 10% Owner account.

On 08/27/2015, CEO AND CHAIRMAN, 10% Owner Wallach Stephan performed a purchase transaction worth $1.6 thousand. This purchase at $6.4 each has added 0.25 thousand shares into the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares have recorded 13.59 percent increase since the transaction was reported. The insider now is left with 14 million shares remaining in the account. Wallach Stephan, who performs the CEO AND CHAIRMAN, 10% Owner job, bought 0.59 thousand shares for $3.54 thousand. The acquisition occurred on 08/24/2015 was priced at $6 per share. The share price soared 21.17 percent since the reporting date. Wallach Stephan now left with a stake of 14 million YGYI stock worth $112.86 million after the insider buying.