why NiSource Inc [NI] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $29.78

NiSource Inc [NYSE: NI] jumped around 0.02 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $26.86 at the close of the session, up 0.07%. The company report on March 19, 2024 at 4:30 PM that NiSource Declares Common Stock Dividends.

The board of directors of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today declared a quarterly common stock dividend payment of $0.265 cents per share, payable May 20, 2024, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2024.

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Compared to the average trading volume of 4.31M shares, NI reached a trading volume of 3702795 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about 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 $29.78 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 1.33. 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 NiSource Inc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on January 22, 2024. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Ladenburg Thalmann raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 06, 2023, representing the official price target for NiSource Inc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $31, while UBS analysts kept a Buy rating on NI stock.

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 2.18. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.54, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.10.

How has NI stock performed recently?

NiSource Inc [NI] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.79. With this latest performance, NI shares gained by 3.23% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.45% 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 59.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.11 for NiSource Inc [NI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.10, while it was recorded at 26.64 for the last single week of trading, and 26.39 for the last 200 days.

NiSource Inc [NI]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

NiSource Inc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.76 and a Current Ratio set at 0.85.

Earnings analysis for NiSource Inc [NI]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, NiSource Inc posted 0.77/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.75/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 2.70%. 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 7.30%.

Insider trade positions for NiSource Inc [NI]

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%.