Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Overstock.com Call Options (NASDAQ:OSTK)

Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTKGet Free Report) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 30,583 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 160% compared to the typical volume of 11,762 call options.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Overstock.com news, Director William Benjamin Nettles, Jr. acquired 2,052 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $24.68 per share, with a total value of $50,643.36. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,385 shares in the company, valued at approximately $256,301.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. In related news, Director William Benjamin Nettles, Jr. bought 2,052 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $24.68 per share, for a total transaction of $50,643.36. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 10,385 shares in the company, valued at approximately $256,301.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CTO Joel Weight sold 2,500 shares of Overstock.com stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.25, for a total transaction of $90,625.00. Following the sale, the chief technology officer now owns 12,373 shares in the company, valued at $448,521.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in OSTK. Covestor Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Overstock.com by 7,081.8% during the 1st quarter. Covestor Ltd now owns 790 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,000 after acquiring an additional 779 shares during the period. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. acquired a new position in Overstock.com during the second quarter worth approximately $26,000. Captrust Financial Advisors raised its stake in Overstock.com by 308.3% during the first quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 1,037 shares of the company’s stock worth $46,000 after purchasing an additional 783 shares during the period. Tobam acquired a new position in shares of Overstock.com in the 2nd quarter valued at $34,000. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board purchased a new stake in shares of Overstock.com during the 1st quarter valued at $70,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.35% of the company’s stock.

Overstock.com Price Performance

NASDAQ OSTK traded down $6.94 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $20.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,293,124 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,894,754. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a current ratio of 1.97. The company’s 50-day moving average is $30.13 and its two-hundred day moving average is $23.36. Overstock.com has a fifty-two week low of $17.05 and a fifty-two week high of $39.27. The stock has a market cap of $926.15 million, a PE ratio of -7.03 and a beta of 3.61.

Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTKGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.07. The company had revenue of $422.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $409.64 million. Overstock.com had a negative return on equity of 0.25% and a negative net margin of 8.17%. Overstock.com’s revenue was down 20.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.19 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Overstock.com will post -0.89 EPS for the current year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on OSTK shares. DA Davidson reduced their target price on shares of Overstock.com from $92.00 to $87.00 in a report on Friday, July 28th. Bank of America increased their price objective on Overstock.com from $24.50 to $35.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Overstock.com in a report on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Financial Group increased their price target on Overstock.com from $19.00 to $32.00 in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Piper Sandler boosted their price objective on shares of Overstock.com from $20.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.86.

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About Overstock.com

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Overstock.com, Inc operates as an online retailer in the United States. It offers furniture, d├ęcor, area rug, bedding and bath, home improvement, outdoor, and kitchen and dining items. The company provides its products and services through its internet websites comprising overstock.com, o.co, overstock.ca, and overstockgovernment.com.

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