NCR stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
NCR Corporation provides omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide.
Should I buy NCR stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, NCR stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is NCR stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 2 ratings published for NCR stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-26||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-3-25||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight||Neutral|
NCR stock analysis
Shares of NCR fell a terrible -2.81% and closed at $30.49.
NCR closed today at $30.49 and fell a terrible -2.81%. Since May when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, NCR price slipped $-0.82 per share (-2.62%).
NCR stayed stable a neutral -0.07% this week. For 3 weeks in a row, price slid and lost a -7.61%. Late July NCR skyrocketed a dazzling 6.07% in just one week.
Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late April, NCR price climbed $1.55 per share (5.36%). Since late March when NCR stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $3.32 (12.22%).
NCR stock price history
NCR stock went public on December 11th, 1996 with a price of $7.351. Since then, NCR stock surged a 314.80%, with an average of 14.30% per year. If you had invested right after NCR's IPO a $1,000 in NCR stock in 1996, it would worth $3,148.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
NCR stock historical price chart
NCR stock reached 52-week highs on Jul 31st at $35.08, and all-time highs 2017-03-01 with a price of 49.9.
NCR stock price target is $31.50How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we found 2 price predictions for NCR stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-26||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$28.00||$31.00||10.7%|
|2019-3-25||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Downgrades||n/a||$32.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, NCR reported its latest financial data, close to analysts' consensus and posted a $0.84 Earnings per Share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, NCR annual turnover declined a bad -1.70% to $6,405.00 M dollars from $6,516.00 marked in 2017. In the same way, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) decreased to -1.37%, that is $-88.00 million.
|2013||$6,120 M||-||$452 M7.4%||-|
|2014||$6,591 M||7.70%||$191 M2.9%||-57.74%|
|2015||$6,373 M||-3.31%||$-178.00 M-2.8%||-193.19%|
|2016||$6,543 M||2.67%||$270 M4.1%||-251.69%|
|2017||$6,516 M||-0.41%||$232 M3.6%||-14.07%|
|2018||$6,405 M||-1.70%||$-88.00 M-1.4%||-137.93%|
Quarterly financial resultsNCR posted $1,801.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 16.19% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-47.00 M with a profit margin of -2.61%. Profit margin eased a -8.03% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.42%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, NCR sales marked a slightly good gain and appreciated a 1.07%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, NCR posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$1,480 M||-||$57.00 M3.9%||-|
|2017-Q2||$1,590 M||7.43%||$97.00 M6.1%||70.18%|
|2017-Q3||$1,663 M||4.59%||$106.00 M6.4%||9.28%|
|2017-Q4||$1,782 M||7.16%||$-45.00 M-2.5%||-142.45%|
|2018-Q1||$1,517 M||-14.87%||$20.00 M1.3%||-144.44%|
|2018-Q2||$1,537 M||1.32%||$-145.00 M-9.4%||-825.00%|
|2018-Q3||$1,550 M||0.85%||$84.00 M5.4%||-157.93%|
|2018-Q4||$1,801 M||16.19%||$-47.00 M-2.6%||-155.95%|
NCR ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For NCR, 1.30% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for NCR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$3.7 B||$650.7 M||$960.4 M||$26.9 B||$356.7 M|
|Total shares||120.1 M||23.7 M||76.6 M||1,510.0 M||16.3 M|
|Float shares||119.4 M||17.5 M||75.8 M||1,500.0 M||8.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||98.8%||74.7%||99.2%||83.9%||59.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.3%||4.0%||2.4%||0.2%||33.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$30.42 - $31.65|
|Average true range||$1.02|
|50d mov avg||$31.08|
|100d mov avg||$30.65|
|200d mov avg||$28.51|
NCR performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked Agilysys, Diebold Nixdorf, HP, PAR Technology, USA Technologies and Zebra Technologies as the bechmarking frame for NCR stock.