why NOW Inc. [DNOW] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $8.07

NOW Inc. [NYSE: DNOW] closed the trading session at $6.16 on 12/04/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $5.76, while the highest price level was $6.225. The company report on November 4, 2020 that NOW, Inc. to Host Earnings Call.

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NOW, Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2020 Third Quarter Earnings call to be held on November 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/69219.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -45.20 percent and weekly performance of 1.65 percent. The stock has been moved at -30.24 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 32.76 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -13.60 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.46M shares, DNOW reached to a volume of 1274089 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about NOW Inc. [DNOW]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DNOW shares is $8.07 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DNOW stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. 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.

Stephens have made an estimate for NOW Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on October 16, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Northland Capital raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on July 10, 2020, representing the official price target for NOW Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $8, while Cowen analysts kept a Outperform rating on DNOW stock. On February 20, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for DNOW shares from 12 to 8.25.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NOW Inc. is set at 0.37, with the Price to Sales ratio for DNOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.92, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for DNOW in the course of the last twelve months was 3.18 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.10.

DNOW stock trade performance evaluation

NOW Inc. [DNOW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.65. With this latest performance, DNOW shares gained by 32.76% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -30.24% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -44.40% 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 DNOW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.90, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.52 for NOW Inc. [DNOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 5.18, while it was recorded at 5.75 for the last single week of trading, and 6.73 for the last 200 days.

NOW Inc. [DNOW]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NOW Inc. [DNOW] shares currently have an operating margin of +1.52 and a Gross Margin at +19.86. NOW Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -3.29.

Return on Total Capital for DNOW is now 3.51, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -7.66. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -8.23, with Return on Assets sitting at -5.73. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, NOW Inc. [DNOW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 6.29. Additionally, DNOW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 5.92, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 4.53. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 3.85, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 3.62.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, NOW Inc. [DNOW] managed to generate an average of -$22,045 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.93 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.74.NOW Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 3.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for NOW Inc. [DNOW] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, NOW Inc. posted -0.05/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -600.00%. 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 DNOW.

NOW Inc. [DNOW]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $626 million, or 95.70% of DNOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DNOW stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 15,960,789, which is approximately -4.121% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 10,297,513 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $63.43 million in DNOW stocks shares; and CLEARBRIDGE INVESTMENTS, LLC, currently with $46.12 million in DNOW stock with ownership of nearly -3.662% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in NOW Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 114 institutional holders increased their position in NOW Inc. [NYSE:DNOW] by around 14,526,346 shares. Additionally, 105 investors decreased positions by around 20,222,099 shares, while 53 investors held positions by with 66,834,704 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 101,583,149 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DNOW stock had 44 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,417,762 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 3,002,871 shares during the same period.

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