NVIDIA (NVDA) Getting Neutral Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. NVIDIA earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the computer hardware maker an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted NVIDIA’s score:

Shares of NVDA stock opened at $144.73 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 6.20, a current ratio of 7.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. NVIDIA has a 12 month low of $124.46 and a 12 month high of $292.76. The company has a market capitalization of $88.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.99, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 2.05.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 15th. The computer hardware maker reported $1.67 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.73 by ($0.06). NVIDIA had a return on equity of 51.60% and a net margin of 37.78%. The firm had revenue of $3.18 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.24 billion. On average, equities research analysts forecast that NVIDIA will post 6 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on NVDA shares. Argus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $300.00 price objective on shares of NVIDIA in a report on Friday, October 12th. BidaskClub downgraded NVIDIA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. SunTrust Banks decreased their target price on NVIDIA to $237.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 16th. Daiwa Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating on shares of NVIDIA in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Finally, BNP Paribas downgraded NVIDIA from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the company. NVIDIA presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $219.88.

In other NVIDIA news, EVP Debora Shoquist sold 6,345 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $135.33, for a total value of $858,668.85. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 177,911 shares in the company, valued at approximately $24,076,695.63. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Colette Kress sold 889 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $147.91, for a total value of $131,491.99. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 259,912 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $38,443,583.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates through two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming and mainstream PCs; GeForce NOW for cloud-based game-streaming service; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for AI utilizing deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; GRID provides power of NVIDIA graphics through the cloud and datacenters; DGX for AI scientists, researchers, and developers; and cryptocurrency-specific graphics processing units.

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