PICO Holdings Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

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Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding PICO Holdings is 'Strong Sell'. Macroaxis provides PICO Holdings buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding PICO positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of PICO Holdings available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from PICO buy-and-hold prospective. Please check PICO Holdings Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon PICO Holdings has a mean deviation of 1.01, semi deviation of 0.0, standard deviation of 1.37, variance of 1.89, downside variance of 0.0 and semi variance of 0.0
We provide buy or sell recommendation to complement the latest expert consensus on PICO Holdings. Our dynamic recommendation engine exercises multi - dimensional algorithm to analyze the firm potential to grow using all technical and fundamental data available today. To make sure PICO Holdings is not overpriced, please check all PICO Holdings fundamentals including its Cash per Share, Market Capitalization and the relationship between Revenue and Cash Flow from Operations . As PICO Holdings appears to be a penny stock we also advise to check out its Number of Shares Shorted numbers.

PICO Holdings Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

PICO Holdings generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
PICO Holdings has high historical volatility and very poor performance
PICO Holdings has some characteristics of a very speculative penny stock
PICO Holdings has high likelihood to experience some financial distress in the next 2 years
Over 77.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: PICO Holdings exotic insider transaction detected

PICO Holdings current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price31.00
Target Mean Price31.00
Target High Price31.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions1
Target Low Price31.00

PICO Holdings Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.03Value At Risk2.23
Potential Upside1.97Standard Deviation1.37
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Amundi Pioneer Asset Management IncCommon Shares2.5 M27.6 M
Blackrock IncCommon Shares1.3 M14.9 M
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares1.1 M12.7 M
River Road Asset Management LlcCommon Shares1.1 M12.1 M
Bandera Partners LlcCommon SharesM11.7 M
Royce Associates LpCommon Shares999 K11.1 M
First Foundation AdvisorsCommon Shares992.8 K11 M

PICO Holdings Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.0216
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.08

PICO Holdings Volatility Alert

PICO Holdings exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.69 and kurtosis of 2.81. However, we advise investors to further study PICO Holdings technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. PICO Holdings appears to be a penny stock. Although PICO Holdings may be in fact a solid short-term or long term investment, many penny stocks are speculative investment instruments that are often subject to artificial stock promotion and campaigns of hype which may lead to misinformation and misrepresentation. Please make sure you fully understand upside and downside potential of investing in PICO Holdings or similar risky assets. We encourage investors to look for the signals such us email spams, message board hypes, claims of breakthroughs, volume upswing without any event/news,and sudden news releases. We also encourage traders to check biographies and work history of company President, CEO or other officers before investing in high volatility instruments, penny stocks, or equities with microcap classification. You can indeed make money on this equity instrument if you perfectly time your entry and exit. However, remember that penny stocks that has been the subject of an artificial hype usually unable to maintain its increased share price for more than just a few days. The price of a promoted high volatility instrument will almost always revert back. The one and only way to increase shareholder value is through legitimate performance backed up by solid fundamentals.
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PICO Holdings Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsPICO HoldingsPeer Average
Return On Equity(1.68) (0.31) 
Return On Asset(0.0002) (0.14) 
Profit Margin(0.0025) (1.27) 
Operating Margin17.41 (5.51) 
Current Valuation200.99 M16.62 B
Shares Outstanding20.05 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders1.09 10.09 
Shares Owned by Institutions76.91 39.21 
Number of Shares Shorted145.76 K4.71 M
Price to Earning275.00 28.72 
Price to Book1.20 9.51 
Price to Sales10.75 11.42 
Revenue19.49 M9.43 B
Gross Profit10.42 M27.38 B
EBITDA3.46 M3.9 B
Net Income797 K570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents9.68 M2.7 B
Cash per Share0.48 5.01 
Total Debt345 K5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.20 48.70 
Current Ratio37.39 2.16 
Book Value Per Share7.39 1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations973 K971.22 M
Short Ratio3.33 4.00 
Earnings Per Share0.04 3.12 
Number of Employees1718.84 K
Market Capitalization209.53 M19.03 B
Total Asset662.09 M29.47 B
Retained Earnings(162.14 M)9.33 B
Working Capital22 M1.48 B
Current Asset56.46 M9.34 B
Current Liabilities34.46 M7.9 B
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