Market Analysts see Frontline plc [FRO] gaining to $16. Time to buy?

Frontline plc [NYSE: FRO] jumped around 0.2 points on Monday, while shares priced at $11.33 at the close of the session, up 1.80%. The company report on January 9, 2023 that FRO – Withdrawing Intention to Bid – Communication in Accordance with Article 8, §1 of the Royal Decree of 27 April 2007 on Public Takeover Bids.

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Regulated information. This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Regulation (EU) no 596/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation).

This notice relates to an earlier notice in accordance with article 8§1 of the Royal Decree of 27 April 2007 on Public Takeover Bids.

Frontline plc stock is now -6.67% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. FRO Stock saw the intraday high of $11.57 and lowest of $11.245 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 14.85, which means current price is +7.40% above from all time high which was touched on 01/03/23.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.23M shares, FRO reached a trading volume of 5497111 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Frontline plc [FRO]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FRO shares is $17.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FRO 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.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Frontline plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 06, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Jefferies raised their target price to Hold. The new note on the price target was released on July 21, 2022, representing the official price target for Frontline plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $9, while Jefferies analysts kept a Hold rating on FRO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Frontline plc is set at 0.57, with the Price to Sales ratio for FRO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.54.

How has FRO stock performed recently?

Frontline plc [FRO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.67. With this latest performance, FRO shares dropped by -7.96% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 40.05% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 54.15% 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 FRO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.11 for Frontline plc [FRO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 13.11, while it was recorded at 11.15 for the last single week of trading, and 10.89 for the last 200 days.

Frontline plc [FRO]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Frontline plc [FRO] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.77 and a Gross Margin at +21.47. Frontline plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +30.70.

Return on Total Capital for FRO is now 4.33, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.52. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.41, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.69. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Frontline plc [FRO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 83.23. Additionally, FRO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 45.42, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 35.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 77.60, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 42.35.

Frontline plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Insider trade positions for Frontline plc [FRO]

There are presently around $911 million, or 21.10% of FRO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FRO stocks are: FOLKETRYGDFONDET with ownership of 9,927,003, which is approximately -7.573% of the company’s market cap and around 33.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 6,137,008 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $69.53 million in FRO stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $53.45 million in FRO stock with ownership of nearly 4.76% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Frontline plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 97 institutional holders increased their position in Frontline plc [NYSE:FRO] by around 30,258,544 shares. Additionally, 59 investors decreased positions by around 3,891,171 shares, while 26 investors held positions by with 46,239,416 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 80,389,131 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FRO stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,068,506 shares, while 23 institutional investors sold positions of 1,003,817 shares during the same period.


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