Throughout most of the publicly traded journey of e-commerce platform ContextLogic (NASDAQ:WISH), the route has been treacherous. What started out as an intriguing concept — evidenced by a peak price of more than $30 per share — gradually tumbled into what many analysts regard as a lost cause. Certainly, following the May 3 session when the security closed at $1.76, WISH stock is all but a speculative trade.
However, until an equity unit hits zero, there’s always a possibility that it could rise higher. From the perspective of technical analysis, it’s encouraging that since mid-March, WISH stock has not only stabilized, but it’s also gained 3.5%. While that wouldn’t be a source of pride in most other circumstances, let’s understand the context. During the same period, the Nasdaq index declined by 3%.
And if you’re really in the mood for speculation, there’s the fact that the company is scheduled to announce its first-quarter 2022 results on May 5. In some cases, when a security with a strong cult following — which is arguably the case with WISH stock — is hungry for news, any bit of reasonable optimism could be enough to send shares flying in the right direction.
The rationale is that bulls have an opportunity to go contrarian and make bears eat their words. While I wouldn’t classify WISH stock as heavily bearish, the short percentage of float and short ratio metrics point to a modest magnitude of “negative” bets. So yes, some good news could catalyze upward mobility for ContextLogic.
Still, you want to be careful about WISH stock. Fundamentally, the underlying company has gone nowhere, which is in desperate need of fiscal rehabilitation. In addition, the paradigm of China’s zero-Covid-19 policy has seen major cities like Shanghai locked down.
Naturally, that has spiraled into an exacerbation of global supply chain woes, a circumstance unlikely to be helpful for WISH stock. So, it’s best to understand the context and the logic of ContextLogic before making your move. If I have to spell it out, conservative investors should still be leery of it.
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On the date of publication, Josh Enomoto did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.