Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NVGS) concluded trading on 01/19/23 at a closing price of $12.08, with 0.16 million shares of worth about $1.98 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 7.66% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -0.66%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 77.26M shares, out of which, 33.47M shares are available for trading.
A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 4 analysts are covering the NVGS stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $17.00. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $19.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $15.00. The stock’s current price level is 27.23% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 19.47% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $19.00 would mean a gain of 36.42% for the stock.
Royce Small-Cap Opportunity Fund, 1290 VT GAMCO Small Company Value, and Legg Mason Global Funds Plc – Roy are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Navigator Holdings Ltd. Royce Small-Cap Opportunity Fund is currently holding 0.55 million shares of worth totaling $6.61 million. The company recently came selling 10000.0 shares which brought its stake up to 0.72% of the company’s outstanding shares. Legg Mason Global Funds Plc – Roy, after selling 0.27 million shares, have now control over 0.35% of the stake in the company. It holds 18900.0 shares of worth $3.21 million.
Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NVGS) started trading at $12.02, below -$0.14 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 12.13, or with a loss of -0.66%. Stock saw a price change of 1.17% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 1.09%. Year-to-date (YTD), NVGS shares are showing a performance of 1.00% which increased to 30.03% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $8.25 but also hit the highest price of $15.21 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Navigator Holdings Ltd. shares is 169.47K. The stock is currently trading 2.54% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is down -0.03% for SMA50 and it goes to -0.39% lower than SMA200.
Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NVGS) currently have 77.26M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 19.00% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 15.77% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 3.22% and — of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $927.14M and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.64. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 355.29, while it has posted earnings per share of $0.03 in the same period. Its PEG reads 39.48 and has Quick Ratio of 0.90 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for NVGS, volatility over the week remained 3.63% while standing at 3.31% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NVGS) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.18 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0.24 and it is $1.12 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.13 which is $0.22 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.1 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 51.20% while it is estimated to increase by 58.59% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 9.00% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of -21.00% made by the stock over the past 5-years.
Analysts at 4 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NVGS)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Strong Buy” and assign it a score of 1.20. Out of those 4 Wall Street analysts, 4 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 0 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Jefferies on July 21, 2022 offering a Buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price of $15 to it. Coverage by Jefferies stated Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NVGS) stock as a Buy in their note to investors on April 27, 2022, suggesting a price target of $17 for the stock. Stock get an Outperform rating from Wells Fargo on July 25, 2019.