Morgan Stanley lifts ONEOK Inc. [OKE] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

ONEOK Inc. [NYSE: OKE] price plunged by -0.11 percent to reach at -$0.06. The company report on June 3, 2021 that ONE Gas, Inc. Announces Robert S. McAnnally as Next President and Chief Executive Officer.

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ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) announced that Robert S. McAnnally, current senior vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed Pierce H. Norton II as president and chief executive officer on June 28, 2021, at which time he will also join the ONE Gas Board of Directors. The company recently announced Norton’s retirement from ONE Gas as president and chief executive officer, effective June 27, 2021.

“I’m pleased to announce Sid McAnnally as president and CEO of ONE Gas” said Eduardo A. Rodriguez, lead independent director. “Since ONE Gas was formed in 2014, the entire management team has collaborated and executed on a common mission, vision and strategic plan with the guidance of its core values. The result is a culture that creates value for all stakeholders. Sid is a proven leader in the organization and in the industry, and his experience will be an asset as the company continues to focus on creating a sustainable energy future,” Rodriguez added.

A sum of 3054036 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 2.84M shares. ONEOK Inc. shares reached a high of $55.74 and dropped to a low of $54.07 until finishing in the latest session at $54.78.

The one-year OKE stock forecast points to a potential downside of -4.4. The average equity rating for OKE stock is currently 2.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on ONEOK Inc. [OKE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for OKE shares is $52.47 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on OKE 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for ONEOK Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on May 26, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on February 08, 2021, representing the official price target for ONEOK Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for ONEOK Inc. is set at 1.35, with the Price to Sales ratio for OKE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.01, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.91.

OKE Stock Performance Analysis:

ONEOK Inc. [OKE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.97. With this latest performance, OKE shares gained by 2.83% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 34.30% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 30.49% 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 OKE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.52, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.52 for ONEOK Inc. [OKE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 52.62, while it was recorded at 54.90 for the last single week of trading, and 40.98 for the last 200 days.

Insight into ONEOK Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and ONEOK Inc. [OKE] shares currently have an operating margin of +22.48 and a Gross Margin at +23.96. ONEOK Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.25.

Return on Total Capital for OKE is now 9.65, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.13. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.99, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.73. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, ONEOK Inc. [OKE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 237.68. Additionally, OKE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 70.39, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 62.23. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 237.29, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 70.27.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, ONEOK Inc. [OKE] managed to generate an average of $212,339 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 10.15 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.ONEOK Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, ONEOK Inc. posted 0.32/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.51/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -37.30%. 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 OKE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ONEOK Inc. go to 9.16%.

ONEOK Inc. [OKE] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $15,868 million, or 66.80% of OKE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of OKE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 49,937,171, which is approximately 1.298% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 41,319,634 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.27 billion in OKE stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.58 billion in OKE stock with ownership of nearly 10.779% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in ONEOK Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 377 institutional holders increased their position in ONEOK Inc. [NYSE:OKE] by around 15,676,619 shares. Additionally, 365 investors decreased positions by around 18,474,327 shares, while 142 investors held positions by with 255,202,088 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 289,353,034 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. OKE stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,880,237 shares, while 75 institutional investors sold positions of 2,089,033 shares during the same period.

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