why Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $10.85

Cenovus Energy Inc. [NYSE: CVE] closed the trading session at $8.34 on 07/30/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $8.105, while the highest price level was $8.37. The company report on July 29, 2021 that Cenovus Generates $1.8 Billion in Adjusted Funds Flow in Q2 2021.

Delivers free funds flow of $1.3 billion.

Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE) (NYSE: CVE) continues to demonstrate the strengths of the company’s integrated portfolio in its second quarter results, generating cash from operating activities of $1.4 billion, adjusted funds flow of $1.8 billion and free funds flow of $1.3 billion, supporting a reduction in net debt of nearly $1 billion since March 31, 2021. Total production of nearly 770,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d) despite planned turnarounds at several assets, and strong realized commodity prices in the upstream business along with continued recovery of demand for U.S. downstream products drove Cenovus’s strong financial performance, which the company expects will continue through the rest of the year.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 38.08 percent and weekly performance of 3.47 percent. The stock has been moved at 41.12 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -12.94 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 7.34 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 9.97M shares, CVE reached to a volume of 8733958 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 Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CVE shares is $10.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CVE stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Cenovus Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on July 19, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 15, 2021, representing the official price target for Cenovus Energy Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cenovus Energy Inc. is set at 0.35, with the Price to Sales ratio for CVE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.91, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.42. Price to Free Cash Flow for CVE in the course of the last twelve months was 8.44 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

CVE stock trade performance evaluation

Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.47. With this latest performance, CVE shares dropped by -12.94% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 41.12% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 81.30% 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 CVE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.42, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.04, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.24 for Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 8.98, while it was recorded at 8.20 for the last single week of trading, and 7.03 for the last 200 days.

Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE] shares currently have an operating margin of -12.19 and a Gross Margin at -9.99. Cenovus Energy Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -17.99.

Return on Total Capital for CVE is now -5.99, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -8.92. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -13.25, with Return on Assets sitting at -6.81. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 55.78. Additionally, CVE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 35.81, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 27.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 53.95, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 34.63.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE] managed to generate an average of -$985,910 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.98 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.Cenovus Energy Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Cenovus Energy Inc. [CVE]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $8,408 million, or 73.10% of CVE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CVE stocks are: CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with ownership of 215,785,956, which is approximately 48.062% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; CONOCOPHILLIPS, holding 188,080,000 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.57 billion in CVE stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $719.47 million in CVE stock with ownership of nearly 2.233% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Cenovus Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 137 institutional holders increased their position in Cenovus Energy Inc. [NYSE:CVE] by around 196,581,850 shares. Additionally, 89 investors decreased positions by around 99,885,361 shares, while 41 investors held positions by with 711,630,983 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,008,098,194 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CVE stock had 43 new institutional investments in for a total of 23,048,274 shares, while 28 institutional investors sold positions of 8,033,411 shares during the same period.

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