National CineMedia Inc. [NASDAQ: NCMI] gained 22.15% or 0.87 points to close at $4.82 with a heavy trading volume of 4710009 shares. The company report on January 14, 2021 that National CineMedia and Captivate Connect to Reach Movie Audiences Where They Work and Live.
National CineMedia (NCM), the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., and Captivate, North America’s leading location-based digital video network, have teamed up to introduce a new way for local businesses to reach movie audiences where they work and live.
NCM’s new Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) group, which was created to further unite brands with the power of movies, will sell Captivate media inventory on a hyperlocal level to engage movie enthusiasts throughout premier office and residential properties. NCM will leverage Captivate’s network of elevator and large format displays to target upscale consumers within close proximity of neighboring businesses. This collaboration will allow local business owners to align their brand messaging with Captivate’s curated content including NCM’s movie-centric Noovie® entertainment news and trivia programming – engaging potential and existing customers both at the office and at home.
It opened the trading session at $5.02, the shares rose to $5.4294 and dropped to $4.475, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NCMI points out that the company has recorded 64.12% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -197.53% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 857.22K shares, NCMI reached to a volume of 4710009 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NCMI shares is $3.69 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NCMI stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.
B. Riley Securities have made an estimate for National CineMedia Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 12, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on September 04, 2020, representing the official price target for National CineMedia Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $4.50 to $3, while Wedbush kept a Neutral rating on NCMI stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for National CineMedia Inc. is set at 0.34, with the Price to Sales ratio for NCMI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.74. Price to Free Cash Flow for NCMI in the course of the last twelve months was 5.89 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 4.60.
Trading performance analysis for NCMI stock
National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 29.70. With this latest performance, NCMI shares gained by 27.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 64.12% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -35.58% 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 NCMI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 76.49, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 83.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 71.47 for National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.70, while it was recorded at 3.94 for the last single week of trading, and 3.14 for the last 200 days.
National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI] shares currently have an operating margin of +36.78 and a Gross Margin at +60.77. National CineMedia Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.12.
Return on Total Capital for NCMI is now 19.65, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.44. Additionally, NCMI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 166.27, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 84.27.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI] managed to generate an average of $67,985 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.62 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.39.National CineMedia Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.60 and a Current Ratio set at 4.60.
National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, National CineMedia Inc. posted 0.24/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.21/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 14.30%. 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 NCMI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for National CineMedia Inc. go to -6.33%.
An analysis of insider ownership at National CineMedia Inc. [NCMI]
There are presently around $252 million, or 81.90% of NCMI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NCMI stocks are: STANDARD GENERAL L.P. with ownership of 19,417,990, which is approximately 0.954% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 6,355,064 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $25.1 million in NCMI stocks shares; and WASATCH ADVISORS INC, currently with $18.27 million in NCMI stock with ownership of nearly 12.979% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in National CineMedia Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 44 institutional holders increased their position in National CineMedia Inc. [NASDAQ:NCMI] by around 2,605,770 shares. Additionally, 68 investors decreased positions by around 5,298,701 shares, while 18 investors held positions by with 55,902,173 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 63,806,644 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NCMI stock had 12 new institutional investments in for a total of 173,251 shares, while 21 institutional investors sold positions of 783,730 shares during the same period.