why Newpark Resources Inc. [NR] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $2.25

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Newpark Resources Inc. [NYSE: NR] slipped around -0.1 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $1.89 at the close of the session, down -5.03%. The company report on August 3, 2020 that Newpark Resources Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results.

Company Generates $21 million Cash from Operating Activities; Reduces Debt by $27 million.

Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) (“Newpark” or the “Company”) today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2020 were $101.9 million compared to $164.6 million for the first quarter of 2020 and $216.4 million for the second quarter of 2019. Net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $26.2 million, or ($0.29) per share, compared to net loss of $12.1 million, or ($0.14) per share, for the first quarter of 2020, and net income of $4.3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019. Second quarter 2020 results include the impact of the following:.

Newpark Resources Inc. stock is now -69.86% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. NR Stock saw the intraday high of $1.98 and lowest of $1.855 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 8.08, which means current price is +190.77% above from all time high which was touched on 01/07/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.04M shares, NR reached a trading volume of 1223436 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Newpark Resources Inc. [NR]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NR shares is $2.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NR stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

CapitalOne have made an estimate for Newpark Resources Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on March 17, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 09, 2020, representing the official price target for Newpark Resources Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Newpark Resources Inc. is set at 0.17, with the Price to Sales ratio for NR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.23. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.53. Price to Free Cash Flow for NR in the course of the last twelve months was 4.32 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.30.

How has NR stock performed recently?

Newpark Resources Inc. [NR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by 0.00. With this latest performance, NR shares dropped by -5.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -63.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -73.19% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for NR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.26, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.76 for Newpark Resources Inc. [NR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.1086, while it was recorded at 1.9360 for the last single week of trading, and 3.5389 for the last 200 days.

Newpark Resources Inc. [NR]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Newpark Resources Inc. [NR] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.75 and a Gross Margin at +16.59. Newpark Resources Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1.58.

Return on Total Capital for NR is now 3.06, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -1.78. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -2.32, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.43. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Newpark Resources Inc. [NR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 35.16. Additionally, NR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 26.02, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.43. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 32.90, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.34.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Newpark Resources Inc. [NR] managed to generate an average of -$5,885 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.48 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.90.Newpark Resources Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 4.00.

Earnings analysis for Newpark Resources Inc. [NR]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Newpark Resources Inc. posted -0.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.08/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -125.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for NR.

Insider trade positions for Newpark Resources Inc. [NR]

There are presently around $156 million, or 92.40% of NR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NR stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 14,191,080, which is approximately 0.244% of the company’s market cap and around 2.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 8,871,711 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.77 million in NR stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $13.78 million in NR stock with ownership of nearly -2.636% of the company’s market capitalization.

73 institutional holders increased their position in Newpark Resources Inc. [NYSE:NR] by around 14,410,808 shares. Additionally, 86 investors decreased positions by around 20,122,154 shares, while 27 investors held positions by with 47,764,957 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 82,297,919 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NR stock had 19 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,437,876 shares, while 42 institutional investors sold positions of 10,937,033 shares during the same period.

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