Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect NVIDIA (NVDA) Stock Price

News articles about NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. NVIDIA earned a news impact score of 1.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the computer hardware maker an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted NVIDIA’s ranking:

NVDA stock opened at $160.19 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $97.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.39, a PEG ratio of 3.88 and a beta of 1.85. The company has a current ratio of 7.94, a quick ratio of 6.76 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.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 16th. The computer hardware maker reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.07. NVIDIA had a net margin of 35.35% and a return on equity of 41.78%. The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.20 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.05 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 30.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that NVIDIA will post 4.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a $0.16 dividend. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.40%. NVIDIA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.54%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on NVDA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NVIDIA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of NVIDIA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. TheStreet upgraded shares of NVIDIA from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of NVIDIA in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. Finally, UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of NVIDIA to $210.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and twenty-five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $200.51.

In other NVIDIA news, CFO Colette Kress sold 14,092 shares of NVIDIA stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $183.33, for a total value of $2,583,486.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Debora Shoquist sold 5,823 shares of NVIDIA stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $185.00, for a total transaction of $1,077,255.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 171,783 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $31,779,855. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 20,029 shares of company stock valued at $3,678,385. Insiders own 4.64% of the company’s stock.

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NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in 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 artificial intelligence (AI) utilizing deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; GRID, which 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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