Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Market Analysts see NuVasive Inc. [NUVA] gaining to $65. Time to buy?

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NuVasive Inc. [NASDAQ: NUVA] stock went on an upward path that rose over 4.02% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 9.76%.

Over the last 12 months, NUVA stock dropped by -13.61%. The one-year NuVasive Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 14.83. The average equity rating for NUVA stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $2.81 billion, with 51.22 million shares outstanding and 50.90 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 773.62K shares, NUVA stock reached a trading volume of 1055030 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on NuVasive Inc. [NUVA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NUVA shares is $65.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NUVA stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. 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.

Northland Capital have made an estimate for NuVasive Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on June 25, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on June 23, 2020, representing the official price target for NuVasive Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $66, while Robert W. Baird analysts kept a Outperform rating on NUVA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NuVasive Inc. is set at 1.68, with the Price to Sales ratio for NUVA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 18.54. Price to Free Cash Flow for NUVA in the course of the last twelve months was 42.90 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

NUVA Stock Performance Analysis:

NuVasive Inc. [NUVA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.76. With this latest performance, NUVA shares gained by 8.57% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 54.70% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -13.61% 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 NUVA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 61.82, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.25, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.97 for NuVasive Inc. [NUVA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 54.60, while it was recorded at 53.25 for the last single week of trading, and 61.88 for the last 200 days.

Insight into NuVasive Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NuVasive Inc. [NUVA] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.36 and a Gross Margin at +61.97. NuVasive Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.58.

Return on Total Capital for NUVA is now 7.92, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.28. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.46, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.63. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, NuVasive Inc. [NUVA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 76.88. Additionally, NUVA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 43.46, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 37.32. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 76.20, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 43.08.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, NuVasive Inc. [NUVA] managed to generate an average of $23,298 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.73 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.65.NuVasive Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, NuVasive Inc. posted 0.59/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.53/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 11.30%. 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 NUVA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for NuVasive Inc. go to 9.57%.

NuVasive Inc. [NUVA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $3,234 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NUVA stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 6,409,185, which is approximately 1.139% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, holding 5,960,657 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $334.45 million in NUVA stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $283.81 million in NUVA stock with ownership of nearly -3.853% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in NuVasive Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 155 institutional holders increased their position in NuVasive Inc. [NASDAQ:NUVA] by around 7,315,170 shares. Additionally, 139 investors decreased positions by around 3,133,638 shares, while 40 investors held positions by with 47,189,683 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 57,638,491 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NUVA stock had 60 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,332,734 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 635,747 shares during the same period.

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