Wells Fargo raised the price target for the NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) stock to “an Equal weight”. The rating was released on August 26, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on August 26, 2021 by Stifel that reiterated the stock to a Hold with a price target of $90 for NTAP stock. The research report from Northland Capital has reiterated the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $107. The stock was reiterated by Loop Capital, who disclosed in a research note on August 26, 2021, to Buy and set the price objective to $95. In their research brief published August 26, 2021, Deutsche Bank analysts reiterated the NetApp Inc. stock to Hold with a price target of $86.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) raised 1.78% to close Friday’s market session at $91.35, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $89.69 and $91.53 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1896949 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.59 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 4.93% within the last five trades and 12.11% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 45.95% in the last 6 months and 12.74% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. NTAP stock is trading at a margin of 9.38%, 11.95% and 25.60% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, NTAP deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading 0.07 percent below its 52-week high and 125.78 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 100.49. 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 NetApp 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 19.40 percent and the profit margin is 14.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 66.80 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 $20.11 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 NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) is 24.33. 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 16.80. 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 3.41 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 28.28, 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 NetApp Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 94.84 percent are held by financial institutions. Kurian George, the CEO at NetApp Inc. (NTAP) has sold 4,250 shares of firm on Aug 30 at a price of $87.08 against the total amount of $0.37 million. In another inside trade, CERNUDA CESAR, President of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) sold 14,000 shares of the firm on Jun 15 for a total worth of $1.16 million at a price of $82.84. An inside trade which took place on Mar 10, CEO of NetApp Inc. Kurian George sold 160,800 shares of firm against total price of $10.75 million at the cost of $66.85 per share.