Trimmed Holiday Forecast Sends Poshmark Stock to Record Lows

Several analysts slashed their price targets

Deputy Editor
Nov 10, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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Clothing resale concern Poshmark Inc (NASDAQ:POSH) is down 31.2% at $16.92 in pre-market trading, and looking to open at its lowest level since since the stock went public in January. The company released its third-quarter results after the close last night, posting a wider-than-expected loss of $0.09 on $79.65 million in revenue, which also fell below analysts' expectations. The online marketplace company also lowered its holiday-quarter forecast, due to complications stemming from Apple's (AAPL) recent privacy policy changes. Several of Poshmark's direct competitors, including ThredUp (TDUP) and RealReal (REAL) have walked away from the earnings confessional with upbeat results, only adding insult to injury. 

The stock is now trading at more than half its initial public offering (IPO) price of $42, and at almost a third of its all-time closing high of $101.50, which POSH hit on its first day of trading, Jan. 14. Needless to say, Poshmark stock has folded since then, with its most convincing rally attempt running out of steam near the $50 level in early June, and the 100-day moving average guiding the equity even lower. Meanwhile the $23 level was holding as a floor, prior to today's plummet. 

Poshmark is no stranger to post-earnings bear notes, and this time around, even more analysts are chiming in. No less than four analysts have cut their price targets, the lowest coming from MKM Partners to $21 from $50. The majority of the brokerage bunch is still optimistic, though. Of the 11 in coverage, eight say "buy" or better, while three say "hold." Plus, the 12-month consensus price target of $34 is double Poshmark stock's current levels. 

The options pits have also been bullish. At the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX), 1.55 long calls have been picked up for every put during the past two weeks. 

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