Market Analysts see Corning Incorporated [GLW] gaining to $55. Time to buy?

Corning Incorporated [NYSE: GLW] traded at a low on 08/02/21, posting a -1.82 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $41.10. The company report on July 27, 2021 that Corning Reports Outstanding Second-Quarter 2021 Results, Expects Continued Growth in Third Quarter.

Second-quarter core sales of $3.5 billion grew 35% from Q2 2020 and 17% from Q2 2019; Core EPS grew 112% year over year to $0.53 on higher sales and expanded margins; Free cash flow of $471 million grew $186 million, or 65%, year over year.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, and provided an outlook for the third quarter of 2021.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 3916324 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Corning Incorporated stands at 2.54% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.88%.

The market cap for GLW stock reached $35.07 billion, with 844.00 million shares outstanding and 771.47 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.34M shares, GLW reached a trading volume of 3916324 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 $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 0.84, with the Price to Sales ratio for GLW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.67. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.90, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.72. Price to Free Cash Flow for GLW in the course of the last twelve months was 37.83 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

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 0.10. With this latest performance, GLW shares gained by 0.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 32.58% 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 50.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 52.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.41 for Corning Incorporated [GLW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.43, while it was recorded at 41.23 for the last single week of trading, and 39.60 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 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings analysis for Corning Incorporated [GLW]

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 24.00%.

Insider trade positions for Corning Incorporated [GLW]

There are presently around $23,773 million, or 69.20% of GLW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GLW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 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 $2.35 billion in GLW stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.22 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 493 institutional holders increased their position in Corning Incorporated [NYSE:GLW] by around 38,656,043 shares. Additionally, 461 investors decreased positions by around 32,590,693 shares, while 232 investors held positions by with 507,176,532 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 578,423,268 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GLW stock had 121 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,570,762 shares, while 76 institutional investors sold positions of 3,813,421 shares during the same period.

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