why Newell Brands Inc. [NWL] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $16.45

Newell Brands Inc. [NASDAQ: NWL] traded at a high on 01/12/23, posting a 2.02 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $15.14. The company report on December 12, 2022 that Newell Brands Announces CFO Transition.


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Chris Peterson Continues as PresidentMark Erceg Joins as CFO.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) today announced the appointment of Mark Erceg as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 9, 2023. Mr. Erceg will succeed Chris Peterson in that capacity and will become a member of the company’s Leadership Team. Chris Peterson will fully transition into his role as President, Newell Brands and continue to report to Ravi Saligram, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Erceg will be based in Atlanta and will report to Chris Peterson.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 3392606 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Newell Brands Inc. stands at 2.66% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.86%.

The market cap for NWL stock reached $6.14 billion, with 413.60 million shares outstanding and 411.41 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.41M shares, NWL reached a trading volume of 3392606 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Newell Brands Inc. [NWL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NWL shares is $16.45 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NWL stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. 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.

Barclays have made an estimate for Newell Brands Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 31, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan dropped their target price from $29 to $26. The new note on the price target was released on March 30, 2022, representing the official price target for Newell Brands Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $27, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Overweight rating on NWL stock. On August 02, 2021, analysts increased their price target for NWL shares from 23 to 26.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Newell Brands Inc. is set at 0.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for NWL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.61. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.66, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.57.

How has NWL stock performed recently?

Newell Brands Inc. [NWL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.30. With this latest performance, NWL shares gained by 11.16% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -19.94% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -34.37% 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 NWL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 73.04, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 82.52, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.25 for Newell Brands Inc. [NWL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 13.34, while it was recorded at 14.71 for the last single week of trading, and 17.77 for the last 200 days.

Newell Brands Inc. [NWL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Newell Brands Inc. [NWL] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.10 and a Gross Margin at +31.49. Newell Brands Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.40.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.36, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.96.

Newell Brands Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings analysis for Newell Brands Inc. [NWL]

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 NWL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Newell Brands Inc. go to -6.74%.

Insider trade positions for Newell Brands Inc. [NWL]

There are presently around $5,760 million, or 94.80% of NWL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NWL stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 56,524,457, which is approximately 2.883% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 43,410,150 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $657.23 million in NWL stocks shares; and PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $589.77 million in NWL stock with ownership of nearly 3.687% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Newell Brands Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 275 institutional holders increased their position in Newell Brands Inc. [NASDAQ:NWL] by around 21,253,604 shares. Additionally, 258 investors decreased positions by around 17,197,849 shares, while 85 investors held positions by with 342,000,101 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 380,451,554 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NWL stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,669,808 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 7,758,627 shares during the same period.

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