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What Are You Thinking About Investing In NIKE Inc. (NYSE: NKE) Stock?

NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) traded at $127.51 at last check on Tuesday, January 24, made a downward move of -0.61% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $128.29 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.11 with the day’s price range being $126.54 – $128.745. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 36.23. In terms of its 52-week price range, NKE has a high of $149.68 and a low of $82.22. The company’s stock has gained about 24.30% over that past 30 days.

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NIKE Inc. has a market cap of $195.64 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Mar 20, 2023 – Mar 24, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 1.36 and a yield of 1.06%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the NKE stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.64, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $2.97 for 2023 and $3.77 for next year. These figures represent -20.80% and 26.90% 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 $12.54 billion, with a low of $12.17 billion and a high of $12.88 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 10.40% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2023 is expected to hit $48.91 billion, or 4.70% 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 NKE 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 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 38 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 13 have rated the NIKE Inc. (NKE) stock as a Hold, while 18 rate it as a Buy. 6 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 1 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 NKE stock currently stands at 5.35, and the most recent price level today is 3.90% off its SMA20 and 12.53% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 65.26 while the volatility over the past week is 1.67% and jumps to 1.95% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.09, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 2.83. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $127.52, with the estimates having a low of $85.00 and a high of $185.00. These price ends are 33.34% and -45.09% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -1.95% if the NKE share price touches on the median price of $130.00.

Let’s briefly compare NIKE Inc. (NKE) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -0.61% and -10.12% over the past 12 months for NKE. Another of its peers V.F. Corporation (VFC) has dropped -0.74% today, and was -54.24% down over the past year. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.40% and -0.23%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 8.01 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 6.5 million. Current shares outstanding are 1.56 billion.

The insiders hold 0.20% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 82.90%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 18.04 million at a short ratio of 1.56. This represents a 1.15% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 17.25 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock 9.64% up in year-to-date price movement.

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