why ACI Worldwide Inc. [ACIW] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $29.25

ACI Worldwide Inc. [NASDAQ: ACIW] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.57% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 17.52%. The company report on December 14, 2022 that Axerve Partners With ACI Worldwide to Help eCommerce Businesses Grow Revenues in the U.K.

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Over the last 12 months, ACIW stock dropped by -26.71%. The one-year ACI Worldwide Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 11.25. The average equity rating for ACIW stock is currently 1.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $2.94 billion, with 113.81 million shares outstanding and 111.16 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 999.09K shares, ACIW stock reached a trading volume of 3180224 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on ACI Worldwide Inc. [ACIW]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ACIW shares is $29.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ACIW stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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.

Needham have made an estimate for ACI Worldwide Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on November 02, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stephens raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on July 15, 2022, representing the official price target for ACI Worldwide Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $40, while Compass Point analysts kept a Buy rating on ACIW stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for ACI Worldwide Inc. is set at 0.91, with the Price to Sales ratio for ACIW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.04. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.47, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.19. Price to Free Cash Flow for ACIW in the course of the last twelve months was 18.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

ACIW Stock Performance Analysis:

ACI Worldwide Inc. [ACIW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 17.52. With this latest performance, ACIW shares gained by 22.68% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -26.71% 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 ACIW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 78.37, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 85.18, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 71.95 for ACI Worldwide Inc. [ACIW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.60, while it was recorded at 24.25 for the last single week of trading, and 24.75 for the last 200 days.

Insight into ACI Worldwide Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and ACI Worldwide Inc. [ACIW] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.29 and a Gross Margin at +44.11. ACI Worldwide Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.32.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.43, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.90.

ACI Worldwide Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

ACIW 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 ACIW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ACI Worldwide Inc. go to 12.00%.

ACI Worldwide Inc. [ACIW] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $2,870 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ACIW stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 14,744,451, which is approximately 3.869% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 11,186,296 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $290.4 million in ACIW stocks shares; and FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC, currently with $164.23 million in ACIW stock with ownership of nearly 24.349% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in ACI Worldwide Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 139 institutional holders increased their position in ACI Worldwide Inc. [NASDAQ:ACIW] by around 9,836,096 shares. Additionally, 134 investors decreased positions by around 8,959,457 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 91,741,200 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 110,536,753 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ACIW stock had 33 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,390,308 shares, while 32 institutional investors sold positions of 1,165,376 shares during the same period.

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