Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) price on Thursday, August 26, fall -0.66% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $5.99.
A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $6.03, moving within a range at $5.99 and $6.10. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.57. Turning to its 52-week performance, $9.79 and $3.21 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, NOK moved 3.10% over the past month.
Nokia Corporation’s market cap currently stands at around $34.15 billion. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.05, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $0.36 and about $0.38 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 24.10% for 2021 and 5.60% for the next financial year.
Analysts have a consensus estimate of $6.19 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $5.93 billion and $6.45 billion respectively. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $26.37 billion, representing a 5.80% jump on that reported in the last financial year.
Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was 1 upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that NOK is a 50% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Buy category.
32 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 10 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 18 recommend NOK as a Buy and 3 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 1 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Overweight which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.
NOK’s current price about -1.16% and 4.83% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 53.54, while 7-day volatility ratio is 1.51% and 1.74% in the 30-day chart. Further, Nokia Corporation (NOK) has a beta value of 0.81, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.12. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $6.93, forecast between a low of $5.24 and high of $8.32. Looking at the price targets, the low is 12.52% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -38.9%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -17.86% jump to $7.06 which is the analysts’ median price.
In the market, a comparison of Nokia Corporation (NOK) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows NOK’s intraday price has changed -0.66% in last session and 18.61% over the past year. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited (BB) has moved 0.65% on the day and only 112.80% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Apple Inc. (AAPL) price has dipped -0.55% on the day. However, the stock is 16.61% off its price a year ago. Moreover, Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) is also up 0.71% in trading on the day while keeping a an uptrend of 58.51% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.58% and -0.54% respectively in the last trading.
If we refocus on Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 17.1 million over the past 10 days and 31.93 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 5.63 billion shares.
The institutional holders own 8.20% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 33.43 million on May 27, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 0.68. The data shows that as of May 27, 2021 short interest in Nokia Corporation (NOK) stood at 0.59% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 30.23 million registered in Apr 29, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock 53.20% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the NOK stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.