The Vanguard Group, Inc. has recently announced that it has increased stake in New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:NFE) by 4.99%. After grabbing 5.86 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 0.28 million shares of the Utilities Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 2.81% having worth around $177.4 million. Moreover, Encompass Capital Advisors LLC increased its share by 0.86 million to have a control over 3.97 million shares. And Invesco Advisers, Inc. raised its holdings to 0.7 million shares by acquiring 3.64 million shares or 1.74% of the stake.
New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) concluded trading on 05/25/23 at a closing price of $26.20, with 2.3 million shares of worth about $60.34 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -48.02% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -5.79%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 208.71M shares, out of which, 97.43M shares are available for trading.
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A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 10 analysts are covering the NFE stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $53.40. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $61.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $34.00. The stock’s current price level is 51.78% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 22.94% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $61.00 would mean a gain of 57.05% for the stock.
According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 18 times over the past 12 months. They bought 228,396 shares in 9 of the transactions. In 9 selling transactions, insiders dumped 7,069,308 shares.
American Funds Small Cap World Fu, American Funds Growth Fund of Ame, and American Funds New World Fund are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in New Fortress Energy Inc. American Funds Small Cap World Fu is currently holding 4.12 million shares of worth totaling $124.68 million. The company recently came buying 0.0 shares which brought its stake up to 1.97% of the company’s outstanding shares. American Funds New World Fund, after buying 2.99 million shares, have now control over 1.43% of the stake in the company. It holds 0.0 shares of worth $90.69 million.
New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: NFE) started trading at $27.37, below -$0.44 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 27.60, or with a loss of -5.79%. Stock saw a price change of -5.14% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -9.09%. Year-to-date (YTD), NFE shares are showing a performance of -38.24% which decreased to -38.61% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $26.14 but also hit the highest price of $63.06 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for New Fortress Energy Inc. shares is 1.47 million. The stock is currently trading -10.06% below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is down -9.96% for SMA50 and it goes to -37.48% lower than SMA200.
The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquired 5.86 million shares of New Fortress Energy Inc. having value of about $177.4 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by The Vanguard Group, Inc. revealed that the firm now holds 0.28 million shares in the company valued at close to $7294787.4, or have control over 4.99% stake in the company. New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: NFE) currently have 208.71M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 48.20% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 25.78% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 81.58% and 17.60% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $5.42B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.60. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 51.57, while it has posted earnings per share of $0.51 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 0.80 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 4.08. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for NFE, volatility over the week remained 4.35% while standing at 4.10% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.86 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $1.05 and it is $6.29 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.49 which is $1.57 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 -$0.81 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 92.50% while it is estimated to increase by 51.68% in next year.
Analysts at 10 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Strong Buy” and assign it a score of 1.60. Out of those 10 Wall Street analysts, 8 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 1 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
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