RBC Capital Mkts slashes price target on Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] – find out why.

Ovintiv Inc. [NYSE: OVV] plunged by -$3.98 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $56.98 during the day while it closed the day at $51.51. The company report on November 8, 2022 that Ovintiv Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial and Operating Results.

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2022 Total Production Guidance Increased; Strong Returns to Shareholders and Net Debt Reduction Continue.

Ovintiv Inc. stock has also loss -4.35% of its value over the past 7 days. However, OVV stock has declined by -0.96% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -12.80% and gained 52.85% year-on date.

The market cap for OVV stock reached $12.56 billion, with 252.50 million shares outstanding and 247.19 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.98M shares, OVV reached a trading volume of 5769550 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 Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for OVV shares is $69.58 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on OVV stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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 Ovintiv Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on October 21, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 19, 2022, representing the official price target for Ovintiv Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $65 to $60, while BofA Securities kept a Buy rating on OVV stock. On June 28, 2022, analysts increased their price target for OVV shares from 56 to 64.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ovintiv Inc. is set at 2.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for OVV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.99, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.07. Price to Free Cash Flow for OVV in the course of the last twelve months was 7.74 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

OVV stock trade performance evaluation

Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -4.35. With this latest performance, OVV shares gained by 0.70% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -12.80% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 57.62% 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 OVV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.46, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.10 for Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 52.15, while it was recorded at 54.30 for the last single week of trading, and 50.09 for the last 200 days.

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

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] shares currently have an operating margin of -4.19 and a Gross Margin at +4.37. Ovintiv Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -109.27.

Return on Total Capital for OVV is now -1.56, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -41.78. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -88.57, with Return on Assets sitting at -33.91. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 208.81. Additionally, OVV Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 67.62, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 55.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 191.40, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 61.98.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] managed to generate an average of -$3,182,150 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.32 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.31.Ovintiv Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] 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 OVV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ovintiv Inc. go to 52.54%.

Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,980 million, or 78.20% of OVV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of OVV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,591,202, which is approximately -0.058% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 22,144,676 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.14 billion in OVV stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $782.35 million in OVV stock with ownership of nearly 9.049% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ovintiv Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 230 institutional holders increased their position in Ovintiv Inc. [NYSE:OVV] by around 21,890,667 shares. Additionally, 216 investors decreased positions by around 34,628,647 shares, while 61 investors held positions by with 137,236,067 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 193,755,381 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. OVV stock had 76 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,339,417 shares, while 55 institutional investors sold positions of 4,154,375 shares during the same period.


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