Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) concluded the trading at $3.50 on Wednesday, November 23 with a fall of -0.28% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $3.51 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.06 with its price kept floating in the range of $3.42 and $3.67 on the day. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that NAT hit a high price of $3.94 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 8.70% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $730.76 million, Nordic American Tankers Limited is set to declare its quarterly results on Feb 23, 2023 – Feb 27, 2023. NAT Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0.12 and its yield of 3.43% 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 $0.04 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $0 for 2022 with estimates of that growing to $0.41 in next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $47.12 million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $47.07 million which could climb up to $47.17 million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 464.30% 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 $157.32 million in 2022, which will be 145.60% 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.
According to ratings assigned by 5 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 1 of them are recommending Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) as a Hold, while 4 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 0 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 0, whereas 0 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
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 5.20% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 11.15% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 56.23 while volatility remained at 8.93% over the past week which changes to 6.74% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.14, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.22. In predicting price targets of as low as $3.00 and as high as $5.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $3.94. Stock’s current price level is 14.29% above from estimated low price target while it is -42.86% below the estimated high; and even if the NAT’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $4.00, then the outlook of -14.29% 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 -0.28% and that of 83.25% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC) which saw its stock price fall by -4.49% in the last trading and went through an increase of 275.84% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Frontline Ltd. (FRO) has fall -2.40% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 96.87%, while Teekay Corporation (TK) was also down -1.35% however its price remained floating in the green at 28.65% over the same period. Nordic American Tankers Limited has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Ardmore Shipping Corporation’s 7.80 while Frontline Ltd. is showing 44.65 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.59% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session higher at 0.28%.
Having a second look at Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 5.51 million, while it jumped to 6.15 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 208.80 million.
The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 1.90% while it is 38.00% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Oct 13, 2022, number of stock’s short shares was 10.76 million which implies a short ratio of 1.69. This shows up a 5.16% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In October the standing of shares short improved as it was 9.37 million in the previous month. Addition of 107.10% 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.