Morgan Stanley slashes price target on Nokia Oyj [NOK] – find out why.

Nokia Oyj [NYSE: NOK] surged by $0.06 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $4.84 during the day while it closed the day at $4.79. The company report on November 16, 2022 that From Activities to Impact at Scale – ESG Drives Value.


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Late last week at our global employee townhall, we had the opportunity to introduce Nokia’s enhanced Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. We were joined by people from across the company who shared how they are working to bring this new strategy to life. Nokia can play a critical role in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges and while we will continue to reduce our environmental impact in our own operations, foster the health and safety of our employees and contractors, and promote an inclusive culture that values ethics and compliance-we need to do more.

This new strategy has been developed across the company leveraging Nokia’s portfolio strengths as well as Bell Labs research to accelerate our positive impact, create new value opportunities for Nokia’s customers, and deliver sustainable value creation for shareholders.

Nokia Oyj stock has also gained 0.84% of its value over the past 7 days. However, NOK stock has declined by -3.23% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -0.83% and lost -22.99% year-on date.

The market cap for NOK stock reached $27.08 billion, with 5.61 billion shares outstanding and 5.60 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 27.18M shares, NOK reached a trading volume of 19712149 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 Nokia Oyj [NOK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NOK shares is $6.62 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NOK 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Nokia Oyj shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on November 08, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Equal Weight. The new note on the price target was released on October 13, 2022, representing the official price target for Nokia Oyj stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Nokia Oyj is set at 0.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for NOK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.09. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.75. Price to Free Cash Flow for NOK in the course of the last twelve months was 36.87 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

NOK stock trade performance evaluation

Nokia Oyj [NOK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.84. With this latest performance, NOK shares gained by 15.14% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -0.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -17.84% 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 NOK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.89, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.23 for Nokia Oyj [NOK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.50, while it was recorded at 4.75 for the last single week of trading, and 4.93 for the last 200 days.

Nokia Oyj [NOK]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Nokia Oyj [NOK] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.79 and a Gross Margin at +40.93. Nokia Oyj’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.35.

Return on Total Capital for NOK is now 11.36, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 7.98. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.94, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.05. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Nokia Oyj [NOK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 32.62. Additionally, NOK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 24.59, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 13.28. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 30.88, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.29.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.07 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.55.Nokia Oyj’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Nokia Oyj [NOK] 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 NOK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Nokia Oyj go to 5.03%.

Nokia Oyj [NOK]: Insider Ownership positions

Positions in Nokia Oyj stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 187 institutional holders increased their position in Nokia Oyj [NYSE:NOK] by around 80,449,048 shares. Additionally, 208 investors decreased positions by around 63,708,018 shares, while 154 investors held positions by with 289,047,834 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 433,204,900 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NOK stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 20,674,679 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 3,812,498 shares during the same period.

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