Griffin Securities slashes price target on NOV Inc. [NOV] – find out why.


NOV Inc. [NYSE: NOV] plunged by -$0.95 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $15.61 during the day while it closed the day at $15.02. The company report on June 9, 2022 that NOV Announces Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call.

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NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV) will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2022 results on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. (Central Time). NOV will issue a press release with the Company’s results after the market closes for trading on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The call will be webcast live on

NOV Inc. stock has also loss -6.07% of its value over the past 7 days. However, NOV stock has declined by -26.26% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -0.40% and gained 10.85% year-on date.

The market cap for NOV stock reached $5.87 billion, with 387.00 million shares outstanding and 356.89 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.94M shares, NOV reached a trading volume of 5211850 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 NOV Inc. [NOV]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NOV shares is $22.30 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NOV 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.

Griffin Securities have made an estimate for NOV Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 02, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup dropped their target price from $22 to $21. The new note on the price target was released on March 14, 2022, representing the official price target for NOV Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NOV Inc. is set at 0.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for NOV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.01. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.60.

NOV stock trade performance evaluation

NOV Inc. [NOV] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.07. With this latest performance, NOV shares dropped by -26.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -0.40% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.33% 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 NOV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 32.91, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 36.15 for NOV Inc. [NOV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.15, while it was recorded at 16.01 for the last single week of trading, and 16.55 for the last 200 days.

NOV Inc. [NOV]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NOV Inc. [NOV] shares currently have an operating margin of -2.26 and a Gross Margin at +14.17. NOV Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.52.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -4.90, with Return on Assets sitting at -2.51.

NOV Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.80 and a Current Ratio set at 2.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for NOV Inc. [NOV] stock

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 NOV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for NOV Inc. go to 41.00%.

NOV Inc. [NOV]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $6,176 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NOV stocks are: PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 38,565,035, which is approximately -5.169% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 38,135,711 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $609.03 million in NOV stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $580.09 million in NOV stock with ownership of nearly 6.534% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in NOV Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 167 institutional holders increased their position in NOV Inc. [NYSE:NOV] by around 50,108,589 shares. Additionally, 165 investors decreased positions by around 35,741,721 shares, while 83 investors held positions by with 300,871,898 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 386,722,208 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NOV stock had 52 new institutional investments in for a total of 11,016,206 shares, while 60 institutional investors sold positions of 10,182,581 shares during the same period.