September 30, 2021

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Bloomberg – The darling of U.S. inventory buying and selling mania isn’t so widespread anymore.

Robinhood Markets Inc.’s metrics of energetic customers and app downloads plunged throughout the third quarter, in accordance with analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Whereas the corporate has beforehand flagged that exercise would weaken, the drop appears far worse than anticipated, the analysts stated.

The mix of much less buying and selling exercise and income, plus extra Robinhood shares coming to market, implies that the inventory value is sure to take a extreme hit, wrote JPMorgan’s Kenneth Worthington and Samantha Trent in a observe on Wednesday. They predict that Robinhood shares may plunge about 20% by the top of the 12 months.

“We don’t see progress as sustainable and we query the power of the corporate to generate aggressive margins,” they wrote.

Robinhood shares slid 1% of as 9:57 a.m. in New York. A spokesperson for the corporate wasn’t instantly obtainable for remark.

Robinhood’s app downloads, a proxy for account openings, fell 78% within the third quarter in contrast with the second, stated JPMorgan analysts, citing monitoring knowledge from Apptopia. That compares with a drop of round 50% for Binance, Coinbase and different crypto apps that additionally rode the retail buying and selling pattern.

Every day energetic customers plunged 40% throughout the interval, in contrast with 23% for crypto friends and 30% for Schwab, they stated.

“Robinhood is especially depending on transactions for income, the decline in DAUs could have a extra pronounced damaging impression,” the analysts wrote, referring to each day energetic customers.

To make certain, Robinhood shares have already been battered this 12 months by considerations over a slowdown in buying and selling. The inventory sank in August after the corporate warned about third-quarter outcomes. It’s nonetheless up about 13% since going public in July.

JPMorgan is extra bearish on Robinhood than others on Wall Road. The financial institution has the one promote suggestion amongst analysts tracked by Bloomberg.

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