Financial Metrics Exploration: Understanding QuinStreet Inc (QNST) Through Ratios

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The closing price of QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ: QNST) was $18.91 for the day, up 0.80% from the previous closing price of $18.76. In other words, the price has increased by $0.80 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.21 million shares were traded. QNST stock price reached its highest trading level at $19.0 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $16.78.


Our analysis of QNST’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 26.21 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 125.66. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.51 and its Current Ratio is at 1.35. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.04 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.04.

On November 30, 2023, B. Riley Securities Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral and also upped its target price recommendation from $11 to $19.

Barrington Research Upgraded its Mkt Perform to Outperform on October 23, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $14.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 20 ’24 when Wong Gregory sold 8,407 shares for $15.03 per share. The transaction valued at 126,357 led to the insider holds 295,204 shares of the business.

Wong Gregory sold 7,145 shares of QNST for $92,456 on Dec 18 ’23. The CFO now owns 309,116 shares after completing the transaction at $12.94 per share. On Dec 15 ’23, another insider, Wong Gregory, who serves as the CFO of the company, sold 25,865 shares for $12.85 each. As a result, the insider received 332,365 and left with 316,261 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, QNST now has a Market Capitalization of 1037979328 and an Enterprise Value of 931246400. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.90 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 4.82. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.707 whereas that against EBITDA is -62.765.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, QNST has reached a high of $19.58, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $6.79. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 12.55%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 50.33%.

Shares Statistics:

QNST traded an average of 395.34K shares per day over the past three months and 538100 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 54.19M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 49.58M. Insiders hold about 9.67% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 92.79% stake in the company. Shares short for QNST as of 1713139200 were 2288244 with a Short Ratio of 5.79, compared to 1710460800 on 2386615. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2288244 and a Short% of Float of 6.0300004.

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