why NOV Inc. [NOV] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $15.88

NOV Inc. [NYSE: NOV] traded at a high on 04/27/21, posting a 0.74 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $13.58. The company report on April 28, 2021 that NOV Reports First Quarter 2021 Results.

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NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV) reported first quarter 2021 revenues of $1.25 billion, a decrease of six percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 and a decrease of 34 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020. Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $115 million, or 9.2 percent of sales, which included non-cash, pre-tax charges (“other items”, see Other Corporate Items for additional detail) of $9 million. Adjusted EBITDA (operating profit excluding depreciation, amortization, and other items) decreased $17 million sequentially to $0.

“We are encouraged by signs of an emerging global recovery for our industry,” stated Clay Williams, Chairman, President and CEO. “However, NOV’s weak first quarter results reflect the extreme austerity that descended on the oilfield following the economic shutdown of 2020, as our oilfield service customers preserved cash by cannibalizing idle equipment rather than buying new. Severe winter weather in Texas and Oklahoma, additional COVID lockdown measures in Asia, and supply chain disruptions further impacted first quarter results.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 5964888 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of NOV Inc. stands at 4.01% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.72%.

The market cap for NOV stock reached $5.21 billion, with 384.00 million shares outstanding and 358.18 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.76M shares, NOV reached a trading volume of 5964888 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about NOV Inc. [NOV]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NOV shares is $15.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NOV 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.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for NOV Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on January 21, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price from $15 to $18. The new note on the price target was released on January 12, 2021, representing the official price target for NOV Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NOV Inc. is set at 0.55, with the Price to Sales ratio for NOV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.86. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.00. Price to Free Cash Flow for NOV in the course of the last twelve months was 7.65 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.00.

How has NOV stock performed recently?

NOV Inc. [NOV] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.43. With this latest performance, NOV shares dropped by -3.21% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 47.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.96% 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 NOV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.94, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.78 for NOV Inc. [NOV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 14.47, while it was recorded at 13.29 for the last single week of trading, and 12.58 for the last 200 days.

NOV Inc. [NOV]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NOV Inc. [NOV] shares currently have an operating margin of -8.97 and a Gross Margin at +6.97. NOV Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -41.86.

Return on Total Capital for NOV is now -5.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -28.09. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -39.14, with Return on Assets sitting at -21.54. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, NOV Inc. [NOV] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 49.06. Additionally, NOV Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 32.91, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 46.95, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 31.50.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, NOV Inc. [NOV] managed to generate an average of -$91,998 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.77 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.51.NOV Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.00 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.

Earnings analysis for NOV Inc. [NOV]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, NOV Inc. posted 0.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.13/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 115.40%. 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 NOV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for NOV Inc. go to 18.90%.

Insider trade positions for NOV Inc. [NOV]

There are presently around $4,567 million, or 90.90% of NOV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NOV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 44,123,045, which is approximately 15.878% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 39,523,272 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $536.73 million in NOV stocks shares; and FIRST EAGLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, currently with $455.8 million in NOV stock with ownership of nearly -0.388% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in NOV Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 154 institutional holders increased their position in NOV Inc. [NYSE:NOV] by around 31,865,477 shares. Additionally, 266 investors decreased positions by around 61,632,887 shares, while 46 investors held positions by with 242,777,187 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 336,275,551 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NOV stock had 61 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,844,283 shares, while 122 institutional investors sold positions of 30,220,850 shares during the same period.

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