Market Analysts see Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] falling to $38. Time to buy?

Ovintiv Inc. [NYSE: OVV] loss -0.73% or -0.25 points to close at $34.18 with a heavy trading volume of 5203206 shares. The company report on February 27, 2023 that Ovintiv Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2022 Financial and Operating Results.

Company Delivers Record Financial Results and Significant Inventory Additions.

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It opened the trading session at $34.17, the shares rose to $35.355 and dropped to $33.84, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for OVV points out that the company has recorded -28.75% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -5.95% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.41M shares, OVV reached to a volume of 5203206 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $62.00 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 2.10. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Ovintiv Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 23, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, JP Morgan dropped their target price from $59 to $53. The new note on the price target was released on March 14, 2023, representing the official price target for Ovintiv Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $56 to $51, while BMO Capital Markets kept a Market Perform rating on OVV stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ovintiv Inc. is set at 2.16, with the Price to Sales ratio for OVV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.69. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.10, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.02. Price to Free Cash Flow for OVV in the course of the last twelve months was 4.79 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for OVV stock

Ovintiv Inc. [OVV] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.62. With this latest performance, OVV shares dropped by -21.96% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -28.75% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -32.21% 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 31.99, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 30.76, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 34.01 for Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 44.73, while it was recorded at 34.57 for the last single week of trading, and 48.76 for the last 200 days.

Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 17.16%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Ovintiv Inc. [OVV]

There are presently around $6,923 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 24,477,933, which is approximately -0.461% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 21,654,776 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $740.16 million in OVV stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $710.85 million in OVV stock with ownership of nearly 36.929% of the company’s market capitalization.

321 institutional holders increased their position in Ovintiv Inc. [NYSE:OVV] by around 35,349,976 shares. Additionally, 189 investors decreased positions by around 31,714,325 shares, while 57 investors held positions by with 135,492,965 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 202,557,266 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. OVV stock had 124 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,415,414 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 9,839,122 shares during the same period.


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