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Robert W. Baird lifts NIKE Inc. [NKE] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

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NIKE Inc. [NYSE: NKE] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.05% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -0.20%. The company report on March 19, 2021 that NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results.

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NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) reported fiscal 2021 financial results for its third quarter ended February 28, 2021.

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Third quarter reported revenues were $10.4 billion, up 3 percent compared to prior year and down 1 percent on a currency-neutral basis* led by Greater China reported revenue growth of 51 percent.

Over the last 12 months, NKE stock rose by 60.61%. The one-year NIKE Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 19.53. The average equity rating for NKE stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $202.65 billion, with 1.57 billion shares outstanding and 1.27 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.24M shares, NKE stock reached a trading volume of 6795414 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on NIKE Inc. [NKE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NKE shares is $165.15 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NKE stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for NIKE Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on March 26, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Pivotal Research Group raised their target price from $160 to $167. The new note on the price target was released on March 16, 2021, representing the official price target for NIKE Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $125 to $158, while HSBC Securities kept a Buy rating on NKE stock. On December 21, 2020, analysts increased their price target for NKE shares from 155 to 175.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NIKE Inc. is set at 3.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for NKE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 19.66, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.75. Price to Free Cash Flow for NKE in the course of the last twelve months was 402.08 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.00.

NKE Stock Performance Analysis:

NIKE Inc. [NKE] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.20. With this latest performance, NKE shares dropped by -3.01% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 60.61% 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 NKE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 42.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 40.28, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.93 for NIKE Inc. [NKE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 138.18, while it was recorded at 132.19 for the last single week of trading, and 124.57 for the last 200 days.

Insight into NIKE Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NIKE Inc. [NKE] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.40 and a Gross Margin at +42.47. NIKE Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.79.

Return on Total Capital for NKE is now 16.49, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.44. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 29.70, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.22. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, NIKE Inc. [NKE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 161.58. Additionally, NKE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 61.77, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 41.53. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 152.94, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 58.47.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, NIKE Inc. [NKE] managed to generate an average of $33,674 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 10.66 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.36.NIKE Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.00 and a Current Ratio set at 2.70.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, NIKE Inc. posted -0.51/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.07/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -828.60%. 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 NKE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for NIKE Inc. go to 34.55%.

NIKE Inc. [NKE] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $137,967 million, or 84.00% of NKE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NKE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 103,945,154, which is approximately -0.328% of the company’s market cap and around 1.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 93,108,691 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $12.37 billion in NKE stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $7.26 billion in NKE stock with ownership of nearly -7.13% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in NIKE Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 1,117 institutional holders increased their position in NIKE Inc. [NYSE:NKE] by around 53,198,776 shares. Additionally, 869 investors decreased positions by around 37,369,744 shares, while 261 investors held positions by with 947,637,760 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,038,206,280 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NKE stock had 288 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,867,714 shares, while 68 institutional investors sold positions of 2,139,954 shares during the same period.

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