NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) shares saw a recent bid of $147.34 and 18.8M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 1.70% gain over the past week. The stock price decreased -0.45% or $0.67 versus $148.01 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $88.11B, putting the price -0.80% below the 52-week high and 230.58% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 16.70M shares while the relative volume is 1.13.
To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $123.79 while $165.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $41.21 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $44.00, which would be decrease of about -70% of its current value. The mean target of $124.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $44.57 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price NVDA can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a 218.64% gain for the past twelve months.
By historical standards, NVIDIA Corporation remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts to 50.11 times earnings, above the average P/E ratio of 24.89 times earnings. For now, NVIDIA Corporation is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.40 with 10 out of 38 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that NVIDIA Corporation has a 5.04% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. NVIDIA Corporation has far performed well this year, with the share price up 38.04% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 66.58%, compared with a gain of nearly 49.22% for 3 months and about 41.86% for the past 30 days.
Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.79, smashing the consensus of $0.66 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $1.94B, compared to the consensus of 1.91B. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.69. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.78 and as low as $0.66 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $2.35 and $2.52. The mean EPS estimate is $2.40. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $1.95B. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $1.98B and as low as $1.95B per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $6.77B and $6.89B. The mean revenue estimate is $6.84B.
Over the last 5 years, NVIDIA Corporation has averaged a 22.20% YoY EPS growth rate and a 11.60% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 137.90% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 12.52% growth rate.
Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Bernstein analysts stated on 19/05/2017 that they launched coverage on this stock with Outperform rating. Canaccord Genuity analysts stated on 12/05/2017 that they maintained their Buy rating. Canaccord Genuity analysts stated on 05/04/2017 that they maintained their Buy rating. Pacific Crest had a markedly different take on 04/04/2017, proposing that NVIDIA Corporation is now considered Underweight versus prior Sector Weight rating.