Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) currently has a daily average trading volume of 19.50M but it saw 13637578 shares traded on Monday. With a market cap of 16.52B USD stock’s current market price of $43.57 came falling about -5.20 while comparing to the previous closing price of $45.96. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $93.99 and as low as $10.16. In the recent trading on the day, stock has struck highest price mark of $46.65 while lowest mark touched by it was $41.8277.
Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of Nikola Corporation (NKLA) gives us an average price of $37.20, while its current price level is -53.64% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 328.84% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $51.66 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $22.72. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 8.26% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 9.38%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 49.76 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.
Nikola Corporation (NKLA)’s stock is currently under the radar of 4 analysts who are in consensus at a 12-month price target range of between $45.00 and $79.00 for company’s shares. The average price target assigned by the average number of analysts to a stock is a way to gauge worth of any stock in next 52 weeks. And in assigning price target to a stock, some analysts adopt a bearish approach by advocating lower-than-average price target which in this case is $45.00 while some adopt bullish approach by assigning higher-than-average price target which reads the price to top $79.00. Average price target assigned by them is $55.00 which highlights an upside potential of 20.78% for the stock over that period. And to attain the median price target of $48.00 assigned by those analysts, stock has to add about 9.23% of value to its current levels.
Data by FactSet Research shows that 4 analysts have issued their ratings for the stock. 0 of them are in opinions that stock is a Sell, while 0 are advising it as an Overweight. 2 analysts suggested the investors to Buy the stock while 2 advised them to Hold. Recommendations by all of those brokerages imply a consensus rating of Overweight for the stock and that issued by Wall Street to investors is Moderate Buy.
The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the Deutsche Bank which initiated the stock as “Hold” in its note to investors issued on July 16, 2020, recommending a price target of $54 for it. JP Morgan upgraded its recommendation for the stock as a “Overweight” from “Neutral” on July 08, 2020 while assigning a price target of $45. RBC Capital Mkts also issued its recommendations for the stock as it initiated the price target for the stock is $46.
Over the week, NKLA’s stock price is moving -2.77% down while it is -10.79% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is 322.19% up and over the past year, the stock is showing an upside performance of 333.53%.
The latest quarterly earnings report issued by the company was for quarter ended 6/29/2020, when its quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.33 beaten by the consensus estimate of -$0.13 for the same. In next quarter, company is expected to be making quarterly sales of $20k as analysts are expecting the sales for current fiscal year at $100k and seeing the company making $79.85 million in sales next year. Moreover, analysts are in estimates of $20k for current-quarter revenue.
Currently, Nikola Corporation’s total number of outstanding shares is 303.79M. Company’s return on equity (ROE) at -34.00%. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 15.02 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 37535.55. Its return on asset (ROA) is -32.40% on average.
A filing at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Westchester Capital Merger Fund came shrinking its share ownership by -23.31% in the Nikola Corporation (NKLA) decreasing its stake to 0.13% with control over -0.14 million shares in the company. In the most recent quarter, GAMCO International SICAV – Merge came cutting its stake by 0.00% in the company and now holds 0.21 million or 0.06% of the company’s stake having worth of about 6.16 million.