Equinor ASA [NYSE: EQNR] price surged by 2.00 percent to reach at $0.65. The company report on May 4, 2022 that Equinor to commence second tranche of the 2022 share buy-back programme.
Equinor (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) will commence on 16 May 2022 the second tranche of the share buy-back programme for 2022 of around USD 1.33 billion, as announced in relation with the first quarter results on 4 May 2022.
Execution of share buy-back from May 2022 and until April 2023 is subject to renewal of such authorisation to the Board of Directors from the annual general meeting 11 May 2022.
A sum of 5541104 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 4.48M shares. Equinor ASA shares reached a high of $33.585 and dropped to a low of $32.52 until finishing in the latest session at $33.12.
The one-year EQNR stock forecast points to a potential upside of 21.35. The average equity rating for EQNR stock is currently 1.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
Guru’s Opinion on Equinor ASA [EQNR]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EQNR shares is $42.11 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EQNR stock is a recommendation set at 1.30. 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.
RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Equinor ASA shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on May 09, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 08, 2022, representing the official price target for Equinor ASA stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Equinor ASA is set at 1.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for EQNR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.23. 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 8.72. Price to Free Cash Flow for EQNR in the course of the last twelve months was 13.43 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.
EQNR Stock Performance Analysis:
Equinor ASA [EQNR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.55. With this latest performance, EQNR shares dropped by -15.08% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 22.26% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 54.91% 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 EQNR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 38.46, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.01 for Equinor ASA [EQNR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 35.59, while it was recorded at 34.42 for the last single week of trading, and 28.14 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Equinor ASA Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Equinor ASA [EQNR] shares currently have an operating margin of +35.90 and a Gross Margin at +36.79. Equinor ASA’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.75.
Return on Total Capital for EQNR is now 42.34, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.54. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.22, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.29. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Equinor ASA [EQNR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 92.90. Additionally, EQNR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 48.16, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.63. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 76.53, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.67.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Equinor ASA [EQNR] managed to generate an average of $3,484,828 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.61 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.64.Equinor ASA’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.
EQNR Stock EPS
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 EQNR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Equinor ASA go to 5.80%.
Equinor ASA [EQNR] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $2,201 million, or 5.70% of EQNR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EQNR stocks are: BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/ with ownership of 7,486,055, which is approximately 8.038% of the company’s market cap and around 67.30% of the total institutional ownership; ARROWSTREET CAPITAL, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, holding 7,133,339 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $231.62 million in EQNR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $185.44 million in EQNR stock with ownership of nearly -4.44% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Equinor ASA stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 177 institutional holders increased their position in Equinor ASA [NYSE:EQNR] by around 13,140,134 shares. Additionally, 128 investors decreased positions by around 123,107,959 shares, while 34 investors held positions by with 68,456,071 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 67,792,022 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EQNR stock had 78 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,335,489 shares, while 33 institutional investors sold positions of 2,298,026 shares during the same period.