SoftBank to Offload Even More of its SoFi Technologies Stake

The shares of SoFi are tumbling in response

Digital Content Manager
Aug 9, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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In addition to its gloomy earnings report, Japan's SoftBank announced its plans to sell some or all of its stake in SoFi Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SOFI). On Monday, the Japanese bank giant sold 6.7 million shares of SOFI, and just days prior it sold 5.4 million shares. The equity, which just came off an earnings report of its own, albeit a more upbeat one, was last seen down 3.9% at $7.69 in response. 

It looks like the security's 100-day moving average could hold as potential support for SOFI's pullback today. The stock broke back above this trendline after its aforementioned earnings report last week, though it's now struggling to break through the 140-day moving average up ahead, leaving the stock at a more than 49% year-to-date deficit. 

After its earnings report, several analysts targeted SOFI, and the sentiment surrounding the stock leans mostly bullish, with seven calling it a "strong buy," and four a "hold." However, SoFi Technologies stock remains heavily shorted, with short interest making up 21.1% of the stock's available float. 

Regardless of SoFi stock's next move, now could be an opportune time for options buyers to get in on the equity. This is because the stock sports a Schaeffer's Volatility Scorecard (SVS) of 74 out of a possible 100. In other words, the security has tended to outperform volatility expectations -- a good thing for buyers. 


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