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Are Investors Keen On Selling Holdings In ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ON)?

ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON) traded at $70.08 at close of the session on Wednesday, September 21, made an upward move of 2.34% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $68.48 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.74 with the day’s price range being $67.9251 – $70.035. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 17.74. In terms of its 52-week price range, ON has a high of $76.78 and a low of $41.88. The company’s stock has lost about -5.58% over that past 30 days.

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ON Semiconductor Corporation has a market cap of $29.33 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on May 02, 2022 – May 06, 2022. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $1.26, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $4.87 for 2022 and $4.77 for next year. These figures represent 65.10% and -2.10% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $2.01 billion, with a low of $1.95 billion and a high of $2.03 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 24.00% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $7.97 billion, or 18.20% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the ON stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 27 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 6 have rated the ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) stock as a Hold, while 18 rate it as a Buy. 3 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the ON stock currently stands at 0.92, and the current price level is 0.61% off its SMA20 and 5.96% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 53.39 while the volatility over the past week is 3.97% and jumps to 4.16% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.80, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 3.15. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $75.80, with the estimates having a low of $55.00 and a high of $90.00. These price ends are 21.52% and -28.42% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -9.87% if the ON share price touches on the median price of $77.00.

Let’s briefly compare ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 2.34% and 43.65% over the past 12 months for ON competes that of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), which has seen its stock price rise 1.66% in the last trading session and was -37.59% over the last one year. Another of its peers Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) has gained 0.19% previous session, and was -0.36% down over the past year, while QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) was also up 2.54% in the last session, while its price remained in the red at -6.02% over the same period. ON Semiconductor Corporation has a P/E ratio of 17.74 compared to NVIDIA Corporation’s 43.20 and Broadcom Inc.’s 21.48. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 0.57% and 0.58%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 7.78 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 7.02 million. Current shares outstanding are 434.20 million.

The insiders hold 0.30% of the company’s shares. The data shows that short shares as of Jul 14, 2022, stood at 24.25 million at a short ratio of 1.97. This represents a 5.58% short interest in shares outstanding on Jul 14, 2022. Shares short rose in July from the previous month at 17.66 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 0.82% up in year-to-date price movement.

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