For Nutrien Ltd. [NTR], Analyst sees a rise to $80. What next?


Nutrien Ltd. [NYSE: NTR] gained 3.27% or 2.29 points to close at $72.30 with a heavy trading volume of 5599343 shares. The company report on January 4, 2022 that Nutrien Announces CEO Transition.

Nutrien launches global search for long-term CEO and names Ken Seitz as interim leader.

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The Board of Directors of Nutrien Ltd. (TSX and NYSE: NTR), the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, announced today that Mayo Schmidt has left his position as President and CEO of Nutrien and has resigned from the Board. Ken Seitz, Executive Vice President and CEO of Potash, has been named the company’s interim CEO. Mr. Seitz brings extensive global leadership experience in the agriculture and mining sectors and is well-positioned to progress the company’s stated strategy and lead the integrated business during the transition.

It opened the trading session at $71.20, the shares rose to $72.65 and dropped to $71.10, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NTR points out that the company has recorded 18.14% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -47.25% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.02M shares, NTR reached to a volume of 5599343 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 Nutrien Ltd. [NTR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NTR shares is $80.66 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NTR stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for Nutrien Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 17, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Mizuho raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on October 13, 2021, representing the official price target for Nutrien Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $80 to $83, while BofA Securities kept a Buy rating on NTR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Nutrien Ltd. is set at 2.05, with the Price to Sales ratio for NTR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.37, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.78. Price to Free Cash Flow for NTR in the course of the last twelve months was 148.42 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

Trading performance analysis for NTR stock

Nutrien Ltd. [NTR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.37. With this latest performance, NTR shares gained by 4.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 18.14% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 35.83% 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 NTR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.99, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.22 for Nutrien Ltd. [NTR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 70.06, while it was recorded at 69.86 for the last single week of trading, and 63.70 for the last 200 days.

Nutrien Ltd. [NTR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Nutrien Ltd. [NTR] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.06 and a Gross Margin at +21.54. Nutrien Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.20.

Return on Total Capital for NTR is now 5.19, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.46. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.12, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.02. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Nutrien Ltd. [NTR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 50.79. Additionally, NTR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 33.68, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.07. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 48.91, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 32.43.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Nutrien Ltd. [NTR] managed to generate an average of $26,652 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.13 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.46.Nutrien Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

Nutrien Ltd. [NTR]: 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 NTR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Nutrien Ltd. go to 58.00%.

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An analysis of insider ownership at Nutrien Ltd. [NTR]

There are presently around $25,596 million, or 68.53% of NTR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NTR stocks are: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA with ownership of 30,829,967, which is approximately 3.635% of the company’s market cap and around 0.11% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 19,830,580 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.43 billion in NTR stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $1.32 billion in NTR stock with ownership of nearly 3.107% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Nutrien Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 259 institutional holders increased their position in Nutrien Ltd. [NYSE:NTR] by around 19,459,148 shares. Additionally, 228 investors decreased positions by around 16,543,859 shares, while 132 investors held positions by with 318,024,636 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 354,027,643 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NTR stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,320,176 shares, while 44 institutional investors sold positions of 3,062,526 shares during the same period.