The Vanguard Group, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of new stake in Niu Technologies (NASDAQ:NIU). The institutional investor has increased its shareholding in the Consumer Cyclical company by 4.63% to 1.43 million shares with purchase of 63339.0 shares. This fresh investment now brings its stake to 2.09% valued currently at $5.33 million. In addition, JPMorgan Securities LLC raised its holdings by 0.43 million to 1.03 million shares.
With over 1.69 million Niu Technologies (NIU) shares trading Monday and a closing price of $4.45 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $7.52 million. The shares have shown a positive half year performance of 19.62% and its price on 05/22/23 gained nearly 9.34%. Currently, there are 77.80M common shares owned by the public and among those 68.87M shares have been available to trade.
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An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 5 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for NIU have a consensus price objective of $36.05. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $45.70 and a low of $28.82. The average price target is 44.58% above its recent price level and an upside to the estimated low will see the stock gain 84.56% over that period. But an upside of 90.26% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while median target price for the stock is $34.82.
The top 3 mutual fund holders in Niu Technologies are Nikko AM Global Umbrella Fund – A, Nikko Asset Global Mobility Servi, and DWS Invest – SDG Global Equities. Nikko AM Global Umbrella Fund – A owns 4.01 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $14.92 million. The company bought an additional 1.0 million shares recently to bring their total holdings to about 5.84% of the shares outstanding. Nikko Asset Global Mobility Servi bought 0.14 million shares to see its total holdings expand to 1.43 million shares valued at over $5.33 million and representing 2.09% of the shares outstanding. DWS Invest – SDG Global Equities bought 99685.0 shares to bring its total holdings to over 1.01 million shares at a value of $3.75 million. DWS Invest – SDG Global Equities now owns shares totaling to 1.47% of the shares outstanding.
Shares of Niu Technologies (NASDAQ: NIU) opened at $4.08, up $0.01 from a prior closing price of $4.07. However, the script later moved the day high at 4.6092, up 9.34%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of 29.74% and -0.67% over the past three months. NIU shares are trading -14.91% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance down to -45.33% lower. It has a 12-month low price of $2.57 and touched a high of $9.60 over the same period. NIU has an average intraday trading volume of 476.90K shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by 22.59%, 19.66%, and 0.48% respectively.
Institutional ownership of Niu Technologies (NASDAQ: NIU) shares accounts for 34.00% of the company’s 77.80M shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 17.00%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 3.65% and — respectively.
It has a market capitalization of $330.63M and a beta (3y monthly) value of 0.51. The earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at -$0.09. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 8.88% over the week and 5.32% over the month.
Analysts forecast that Niu Technologies (NIU) will achieve an EPS of $0 for the current quarter, $0 for the next quarter and $0.5 for 2024. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $0 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $0. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $0.01 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to decrease by -122.60%, and 47.10% over the next financial year. EPS should shrink at an annualized rate of 2.98% over the next five years, compared to 25.80% over the past 5-year period.
If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 5 brokerage firm advisors rate Niu Technologies (NIU) as a “Strong Buy” at a consensus score of 1.70. Specifically, 3 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 2 of the 5 advise that investors “hold,” and 0 rated it as a “Sell.”
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