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Corning Incorporated [GLW] is 22.19% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

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Corning Incorporated [NYSE: GLW] jumped around 0.48 points on Thursday, while shares priced at $43.99 at the close of the session, up 1.10%. The company report on March 26, 2021 that Corning Announces Expansion of Contract with U.S. Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services.

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Company to receive an additional $57 million in funding to address growing demand for domestic glass tubing and vial manufacturing capacity as part of the U.S. COVID-19 response to accelerate vaccinations.

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Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced it will receive $57 million in additional funding from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its partnership with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense and Army Contracting Command. Under the agreement, Corning will further increase domestic manufacturing capacity of pharmaceutical glass tubing and vials to support the accelerated mass vaccination effort critical to ending the pandemic.

Corning Incorporated stock is now 22.19% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. GLW Stock saw the intraday high of $44.06 and lowest of $43.40 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 44.12, which means current price is +26.39% above from all time high which was touched on 03/29/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 5.00M shares, GLW reached a trading volume of 3772046 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Corning Incorporated [GLW]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GLW shares is $42.38 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GLW 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.

Oppenheimer have made an estimate for Corning Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 28, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price from $31 to $44. The new note on the price target was released on January 14, 2021, representing the official price target for Corning Incorporated stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Corning Incorporated is set at 1.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for GLW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.07, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.51. Price to Free Cash Flow for GLW in the course of the last twelve months was 293.56 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

How has GLW stock performed recently?

Corning Incorporated [GLW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.72. With this latest performance, GLW shares gained by 13.99% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 35.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 130.19% 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 GLW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.95, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 75.74, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.45 for Corning Incorporated [GLW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 38.85, while it was recorded at 43.58 for the last single week of trading, and 34.52 for the last 200 days.

Corning Incorporated [GLW]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Corning Incorporated [GLW] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.38 and a Gross Margin at +34.01. Corning Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.53.

Return on Total Capital for GLW is now 5.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.39. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 3.91, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.72. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Corning Incorporated [GLW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 65.63. Additionally, GLW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.63, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 28.27. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 77.11, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Corning Incorporated [GLW] managed to generate an average of $10,218 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.70 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.Corning Incorporated’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

Earnings analysis for Corning Incorporated [GLW]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Corning Incorporated posted 0.2/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.17/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 17.60%. 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 GLW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Corning Incorporated go to 4.00%.

Insider trade positions for Corning Incorporated [GLW]

There are presently around $25,230 million, or 76.20% of GLW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GLW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 84,650,440, which is approximately -1.234% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 51,887,522 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.28 billion in GLW stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $2.18 billion in GLW stock with ownership of nearly -6.598% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Corning Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 497 institutional holders increased their position in Corning Incorporated [NYSE:GLW] by around 29,242,236 shares. Additionally, 419 investors decreased positions by around 31,589,417 shares, while 172 investors held positions by with 512,709,925 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 573,541,578 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GLW stock had 166 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,428,325 shares, while 46 institutional investors sold positions of 1,522,147 shares during the same period.

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