UBS raised the price target for the NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on June 25, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on June 25, 2021 by Telsey Advisory Group that reiterated the stock to an Outperform with a price target of $180 for NKE stock. The research report from Stifel has reiterated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $213. The stock was reiterated by Robert W. Baird, who disclosed in a research note on June 25, 2021, to Outperform and set the price objective to $192. In their research brief published June 25, 2021, RBC Capital Mkts analysts reiterated the NIKE Inc. stock to Outperform with a price target of $183.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) raised 0.23% to close Friday’s market session at $161.00, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $160.51 and $161.9619 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 4983429 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 7.37 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 1.90% within the last five trades and 22.12% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 11.07% in the last 6 months and 18.86% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. NKE stock is trading at a margin of 12.69%, 16.95% and 18.79% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, NKE deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -0.31 percent below its 52-week high and 69.28 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 62.08. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does NIKE Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 7.30 percent and the profit margin is 6.30 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 44.90 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $253.79 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is 45.21. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 31.58. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 5.70 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 21.30, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of NIKE Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 83.60 percent are held by financial institutions. Krane Hilary K, the EVP, CAO & General Counsel at NIKE Inc. (NKE) has sold 16,000 shares of firm on Jul 02 at a price of $159.00 against the total amount of $2.54 million. In another inside trade, Connors John G, Director of NIKE Inc. (NYSE:NKE) sold 66,000 shares of the firm on Jul 02 for a total worth of $10.53 million at a price of $159.50. An inside trade which took place on Jun 29, VP: CORP CONTROLLER of NIKE Inc. Abston Chris L sold 18,000 shares of firm against total price of $2.79 million at the cost of $155.00 per share.