Nikola Corporation [NASDAQ: NKLA] gained 7.68% or 0.81 points to close at $11.36 with a heavy trading volume of 9983519 shares. The company report on October 7, 2021 that Nikola and TC Energy Sign Joint Development Agreement for Co-Development of Large-Scale Clean Hydrogen Hubs.
– Nikola and TC Energy announce a strategic collaboration aimed at the development, construction, ownership and/or operation of critical hydrogen infrastructure for hydrogen fueled zero-emission heavy-duty trucks.
– Joint development of hydrogen production hubs is intended to support Nikola’s projected hydrogen fuel supply needs to serve heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles and TC Energy customers’ clean energy needs in North America.
It opened the trading session at $10.568, the shares rose to $11.43 and dropped to $10.49, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NKLA points out that the company has recorded -3.32% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -25.94% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 11.63M shares, NKLA reached to a volume of 9983519 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Nikola Corporation [NKLA]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NKLA shares is $15.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NKLA 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.
DA Davidson have made an estimate for Nikola Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 11, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BTIG Research raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on May 28, 2021, representing the official price target for Nikola Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $24, while Vertical Research analysts kept a Buy rating on NKLA stock. On March 05, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for NKLA shares from 33 to 30.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Nikola Corporation is set at 0.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for NKLA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 123360.39. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.24, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.57.
Trading performance analysis for NKLA stock
Nikola Corporation [NKLA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 12.25. With this latest performance, NKLA shares gained by 13.26% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.32% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -52.96% 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 NKLA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.33, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.11 for Nikola Corporation [NKLA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 10.33, while it was recorded at 10.69 for the last single week of trading, and 14.64 for the last 200 days.
Nikola Corporation [NKLA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Nikola Corporation [NKLA] shares currently have an operating margin of -361723.16 and a Gross Margin at -6300.00. Nikola Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -418653.68.
Return on Total Capital for NKLA is now -55.21, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -64.16. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -64.89, with Return on Assets sitting at -61.11. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Nikola Corporation [NKLA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1.94. Additionally, NKLA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 1.90, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 1.80. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1.41, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 1.39.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Nikola Corporation [NKLA] managed to generate an average of -$883,824 per employee.
Nikola Corporation [NKLA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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 NKLA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Nikola Corporation go to 20.59%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Nikola Corporation [NKLA]
There are presently around $1,056 million, or 23.70% of NKLA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NKLA stocks are: NORGES BANK with ownership of 17,038,863, which is approximately 70.389% of the company’s market cap and around 1.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 15,930,936 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $180.97 million in NKLA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $136.61 million in NKLA stock with ownership of nearly 299.93% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Nikola Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 136 institutional holders increased their position in Nikola Corporation [NASDAQ:NKLA] by around 31,656,085 shares. Additionally, 99 investors decreased positions by around 11,180,111 shares, while 70 investors held positions by with 50,124,478 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 92,960,674 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NKLA stock had 69 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,551,034 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 4,327,378 shares during the same period.