NCR stock: buy or sell?

NCR stock price: $35.60 -0.45% At close on January 17th, 2020

Updated on:
January 17th, 2020


NCR ended yesterday at $35.60 and depreciated an unpleasant -0.45%.

NCR Corporation provides omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide.

Should I buy NCR stock?

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New all-time highNo
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is NCR stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we collected 5 ratings published for NCR stock in the last 30 days.

Is NCR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-24DA Davidsonn/aBuy
2019-9-22Morgan Stanleyn/aHold
2019-9-18Wells Fargo & Con/aOutperform
2019-7-26Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-3-25JPMorgan Chase & Co.OverweightNeutral

NCR stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of NCR ended yesterday at $35.60 and depreciated an unpleasant -0.45%.

NCR shares depreciated -0.45% to $35.60 yesterday. On November NCR price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On December 19th, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 3.49%.

NCR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

NCR shares escalated 3.16% this week, ending at $35.60.

NCR stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, NCR might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early November, NCR climbed $5.88 (19.78%). Late April 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 23.01%.

NCR stock chart (weekly)

NCR stock price history

NCR stock went public on December 11th, 1996 with a price of $7.351. Since then, NCR stock grew a 384.40%, with a yearly average of 16.70%. If you had invested $1,000 in NCR stock in 1996, it would worth $3,844.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

NCR stock historical price chart

NCR stock reached 52-week highs yesterday at $35.87, and all-time highs 2017-03-01 with a price of 49.9.

NCR stock price target is $36.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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 month we found 5 price forecasts for NCR stock:
NCR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-24DA DavidsonRaises Target$40.00$41.002.5%
2019-9-22Morgan StanleyReiteratesn/a$31.00-
2019-9-18Wells Fargo & CoInitiatesn/a$45.00-
2019-7-26Morgan StanleyRaises Target$28.00$31.0010.7%
2019-3-25JPMorgan Chase & Co.Downgradesn/a$32.00-
(in average)$34.00$36.006.0%
Moving in a range from $45.00 and $31.00, the price prediction for NCR stock is $36.00. In average, analysts' outlook on NCR price target is positive, upgrading the prediction by a 6.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, NCR presented its financial report, aligned with analysts' consensus and published a $0.84 Earnings per Share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
NCR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an unpleasant drop down of -1.70% to $6,405.00 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) depreciated a -4.93% to -1.37%.

NCR annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$6,120 M-$452 M7.4%-
2014$6,591 M7.70%$191 M2.9%-57.74%
2015$6,373 M-3.31%$-178.00 M-2.8%-193.19%
2016$6,543 M2.67%$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 results

NCR reported $1,801.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 16.19% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-47.00 M with a profit margin of -2.61%. Profit margin slipped 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 increase and appreciated a 1.07%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, NCR posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
NCR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$1,480 M-$57.00 M3.9%-
2017-Q2$1,590 M7.43%$97.00 M6.1%70.18%
2017-Q3$1,663 M4.59%$106.00 M6.4%9.28%
2017-Q4$1,782 M7.16%$-45.00 M-2.5%-142.45%
2018-Q1$1,517 M-14.87%$20.00 M1.3%-144.44%
2018-Q2$1,537 M1.32%$-145.00 M-9.4%-825.00%
2018-Q3$1,550 M0.85%$84.00 M5.4%-157.93%
2018-Q4$1,801 M16.19%$-47.00 M-2.6%-155.95%

NCR ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

NCR shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.81% of all shares.

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 companies:

Market cap$4.5 B
Total shares127.6 M
Float shares126.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)94.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

NCR summary

Friday, January 17th, 2020
Day range$35.32 - $35.87
Previous close$35.76
Session gain-0.45%
Average true range$0.62
50d mov avg$33.65
100d mov avg$32.22
200d mov avg$31.44
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

NCR performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for NCR stock.
NCR 18.75%19.14%34.39%

NCR competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as NCR competitor. This doesn't mean NCR does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.