Stitch Fix Stock Could be a Short-Term Contrarian Play

SFIX is heavily shorted

Nov 18, 2021 at 11:12 AM
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The last time we checked in with Stitch Fix, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFIX), the e-tailer was about to step into the earnings confessional. Now a little under two months later, SFIX is in focus for its contrarian potential.   

Stitch Fix stock is own 48% in 2021, with its descending 50-day moving average containing breakouts the last six months. It's no surprise then, that 10 of 15 analysts rate SFIX a "hold" or "strong sell." Similarly, a healthy 12.8% of the stock's total available float is sold short.

SFIX Stock Chart

Overall, Stitch Fix stock continues to have strong potential as a growth play, making SFIX’s current bearish form a great buying opportunity for investors with a long-term outlook. Although the personal styling company has struggled with overall profitability over the past two years, Stitch Fix’s net income has increased nearly $60 million since fiscal 2020. Additionally, SFIX has managed to grow its revenues 71% since fiscal 2018 and revenues are currently up 23% since fiscal 2020.

SFIX also has a great price-sales ratio of 1.53 and a decent balance sheet with $231 million in cash and $147 million in total debt, making Stitch Fix stock one of the safer growth stocks available on the market from a fundamental point of view.

Also worth mentioning is SFIX's elevated score of 90 out of 100 on the Schaeffer's Volatility Scorecard (SVS). This suggests the equity has consistently realized higher volatility than the options market has priced in, making it a great premium-buying candidate.

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