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Nordstrom Inc. (JWN): Significant Improvements That Are Worth Pondering

Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN) price on Wednesday, October 06, fall -1.98% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $26.26.

A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $26.79, moving within a range at $26.47 and $27.35. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 2.42. Turning to its 52-week performance, $46.45 and $11.88 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, JWN moved -5.98% over the past month.


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Nordstrom Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $4.11 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Nov 22, 2021 – Nov 26, 2021. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.52, which has seen fiscal year 2022 EPS growth forecast to increase to $1.46 and about $2.39 for fiscal year 2023. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 133.30% for 2021 and 63.70% for the next financial year.

Analysts have a consensus estimate of $3.55 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $3.39 billion and $4.02 billion respectively. The average forecast suggests up to a 14.60% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2022 to grow to $14.53 billion, representing a 35.60% 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 no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that JWN is a 100% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 100% Sell as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Sell category.

22 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 11 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 4 recommend JWN as a Buy and 1 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 2 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 4 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Hold which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.

JWN’s current price about -5.48% and -14.96% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 36.71, while 7-day volatility ratio is 4.62% and 3.89% in the 30-day chart. Further, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) has a beta value of 2.39, and an average true range (ATR) of 1.17. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $34.35, forecast between a low of $12.00 and high of $48.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 54.3% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -82.79%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -33.28% jump to $35.00 which is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows JWN’s intraday price has changed -1.98% in last session and 103.57% over the past year. Comparatively, Dillard’s Inc. (DDS) has moved 1.79% on the day and only 382.56% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Macy’s Inc. (M) price has gained 1.17% on the day. However, the stock is 288.30% off its price a year ago. Moreover, Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) is also down -2.25% in trading on the day while keeping a an uptrend of 11.88% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 0.41% and 0.30% respectively in the last trading.

If we refocus on Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 4.42 million over the past 10 days and 4.66 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 159.00 million shares.

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The 0.60% of Nordstrom Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 61.90% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 20.85 million on Sep 14, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 2.77. The data shows that as of Sep 14, 2021 short interest in Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) stood at 13.12% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 17.91 million registered in Aug 12, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock -15.86% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the JWN stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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