Frontline plc [FRO] stock Upgrade by Jefferies analyst, price target now $16

Frontline plc [NYSE: FRO] price surged by 1.78 percent to reach at $0.33. The company report on February 28, 2023 that FRO – Q4 2022 Presentation.

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Please find enclosed the presentation of Frontline plc´s fourth quarter 2022 results to be held on the webcast / conference call 28 February, 2023 at 15:00 CET.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

A sum of 5529890 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 4.93M shares. Frontline plc shares reached a high of $18.95 and dropped to a low of $18.16 until finishing in the latest session at $18.88.

The one-year FRO stock forecast points to a potential upside of 2.58. The average equity rating for FRO stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $19.38 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 0.73, with the Price to Sales ratio for FRO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.76. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.07, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.54.

FRO Stock Performance Analysis:

Frontline plc [FRO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.90. With this latest performance, FRO shares gained by 35.44% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 58.79% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 108.39% 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 78.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 84.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 73.50 for Frontline plc [FRO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 14.37, while it was recorded at 18.09 for the last single week of trading, and 12.02 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Frontline plc 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.

Frontline plc [FRO] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $1,576 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 9,034,146, which is approximately -8.994% of the company’s market cap and around 33.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 6,335,125 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $119.61 million in FRO stocks shares; and TWO SIGMA INVESTMENTS, LP, currently with $96.92 million in FRO stock with ownership of nearly 72.021% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Frontline plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 91 institutional holders increased their position in Frontline plc [NYSE:FRO] by around 20,734,628 shares. Additionally, 91 investors decreased positions by around 17,590,317 shares, while 16 investors held positions by with 45,131,709 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 83,456,654 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FRO stock had 40 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,420,058 shares, while 43 institutional investors sold positions of 4,384,738 shares during the same period.


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