Corning Incorporated [GLW] stock Upgrade by JP Morgan analyst, price target now $55

Corning Incorporated [NYSE: GLW] surged by $0.75 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $40.89 during the day while it closed the day at $40.86. The company report on June 30, 2021 that Corning Announces Quarterly Dividend.

Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE: GLW) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.24 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be payable on Sept. 29, 2021, to shareholders of record on Aug. 31, 2021.

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Corning Incorporated stock has also gained 0.25% of its value over the past 7 days. However, GLW stock has declined by -11.65% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 6.27% and gained 13.50% year-on date.

The market cap for GLW stock reached $35.44 billion, with 851.36 million shares outstanding and 768.72 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.36M shares, GLW reached a trading volume of 3586969 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $48.82 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 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.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Corning Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 19, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 28, 2021, representing the official price target for Corning Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $31 to $44, while Barclays kept a Overweight rating on GLW stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Corning Incorporated is set at 0.81, with the Price to Sales ratio for GLW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.31. Price to Free Cash Flow for GLW in the course of the last twelve months was 44.03 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

GLW stock trade performance evaluation

Corning Incorporated [GLW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.25. With this latest performance, GLW shares gained by 3.73% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 39.41% 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 49.79, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.83, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.86 for Corning Incorporated [GLW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.86, while it was recorded at 40.14 for the last single week of trading, and 39.33 for the last 200 days.

Corning Incorporated [GLW]: An insightful look at the core 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 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Corning Incorporated [GLW] stock

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 23.90%.

Corning Incorporated [GLW]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $23,699 million, or 69.60% of GLW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GLW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 90,107,601, which is approximately 6.447% of the company’s market cap and around 9.50% of the total institutional ownership; WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, holding 57,101,205 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.33 billion in GLW stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.21 billion in GLW stock with ownership of nearly 4.272% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Corning Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 503 institutional holders increased their position in Corning Incorporated [NYSE:GLW] by around 39,521,448 shares. Additionally, 462 investors decreased positions by around 32,959,281 shares, while 215 investors held positions by with 507,530,239 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 580,010,968 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GLW stock had 126 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,927,848 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 3,651,030 shares during the same period.

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