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At $3.25 Price, Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) Is Sitting And Waiting

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) concluded the trading at $3.25 on Thursday, September 22 with a fall of -3.27% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $3.36 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.03 with its price kept floating in the range of $3.25 and $3.60 on the day. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that NAT hit a high price of $3.54 and saw its price falling to a low level of $1.40 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 19.93% in its value.

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With its current market valuation of $684.90 million, Nordic American Tankers Limited is set to declare its quarterly results on Feb 24, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022. NAT Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0.08 and its yield of 2.46% are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of -$0.02 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to -$0.15 for 2022 with estimates of that growing to -$0.01 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 78.30% for EPS and 93.30% growth next year.

Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $69.15 million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $69.15 million which could climb up to $69.15 million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 377.20% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $272.3 million in 2022, which will be 325.10% more from revenue generated by the company last year.

In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review NAT stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the NAT stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 9.34% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 20.16% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 58.59 while volatility remained at 8.75% over the past week which changes to 7.76% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.02, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.22. In predicting price targets of as low as $2.50 and as high as $5.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $3.88. Stock’s current price level is 23.08% above from estimated low price target while it is -53.85% below the estimated high; and even if the NAT’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $4.00, then the outlook of -23.08% could come to the excitement of the investors.

In comparing Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of -3.27% and that of 43.17% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC) which saw its stock price raised by 2.49% in the last trading and went through an increase of 191.24% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Frontline Ltd. (FRO) has fall -1.98% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 57.70%, while Teekay Corporation (TK) was also up 0.54% however its price remained floating in the green at 13.64% over the same period. Nordic American Tankers Limited has a P/E ratio of 0 while Frontline Ltd. is showing 41.61 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.84% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.35%.

Having a second look at Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 4.74 million, while it jumped to 6.56 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 201.67 million.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 1.90% while it is 31.80% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Jul 14, 2022, number of stock’s short shares was 13.76 million which implies a short ratio of 3.01. This shows down a 6.82% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In July the standing of shares short improved as it was 13.99 million in the previous month. Addition of 92.31% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.

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