Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU): What’s the Story?

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Multimedia & Graphics Software. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $5.87, up from yesterday’s close by 6.53%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) currently trades with a market capitalization of $816.87 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 43.42 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$27.63 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.05 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 3.88% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Glu Mobile Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $6.06. It is now trading 0.19% off that level. The stock is trading $4.91 its 50-day moving average by -0.96%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $2.42.

In recent action, Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) has made a move of +7.31% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.87% with $109.53 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of GLUU.

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