Ladenburg Thalmann slashes price target on NiSource Inc [NI] – find out why.

NiSource Inc [NYSE: NI] price surged by 0.74 percent to reach at $0.2. The company report on January 2, 2024 at 6:30 AM that NiSource Inc. Completes NIPSCO Minority Equity Interest Transaction.

Investment by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners affiliate (“Blackstone”) to acquire a 19.9% indirect non-controlling equity interest in NIPSCO for $2.16 billion, with an additional equity commitment of $250 million to fund ongoing capital requirements, strengthens NIPSCO’s financial foundation and supports sustainable long-term growth.

#1 Small-Cap Uranium Stock for Ultra-Fast Gains in 2024

We've uncovered THE ONE small-cap uranium stock that has unearthed a near-surface, high-grade uranium discovery in the Saudi Arabia of Uranium — Canada's prolific Athabasca Basin. Best of all, this small-cap uranium stock is currently flying just below Wall Street's radar… giving you the early-entry opportunity around US$0.30 per share. But that won't last long. Drills are turning right now with results set to be released to the market very, very soon.

Learn all about it in this brand new FREE online report.

Blackstone invests alongside NiSource in NIPSCO to fund the energy transition and to accelerate the reindustrialization of the Midwest.

A sum of 4233922 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 5.39M shares. NiSource Inc shares reached a high of $27.505 and dropped to a low of $27.08 until finishing in the latest session at $27.34.

The one-year NI stock forecast points to a potential upside of 5.07. The average equity rating for NI stock is currently 1.15, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on NiSource Inc [NI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NI shares is $28.80 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NI stock is a recommendation set at 1.15. 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.

Ladenburg Thalmann have made an estimate for NiSource Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 06, 2023.

The Average True Range (ATR) for NiSource Inc is set at 0.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for NI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.11. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.24.

NI Stock Performance Analysis:

NiSource Inc [NI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.67. With this latest performance, NI shares gained by 3.95% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.60% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -1.94% 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 NI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 68.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.83 for NiSource Inc [NI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.12, while it was recorded at 27.13 for the last single week of trading, and 26.85 for the last 200 days.

Insight into NiSource Inc Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and NiSource Inc [NI] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.85 and a Gross Margin at +49.90. NiSource Inc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +13.74.

Return on Total Capital for NI is now 6.39, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.83. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.07, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.03. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, NiSource Inc [NI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 149.86. Additionally, NI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 59.98, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 40.90. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 158.49, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, NiSource Inc [NI] managed to generate an average of $112,983 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.58 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.22.NiSource Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.29 and a Current Ratio set at 0.41.

NI 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 NI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for NiSource Inc go to 8.30%.

NiSource Inc [NI] Institutonal Ownership Details

The top three institutional holders of NI stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2815%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.03 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.59 billion in NI stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $156.75 billion in NI stock with ownership which is approximately 5.8325%.