NCR stock: buy or sell?

NCR stock price: $30.49 -2.81% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019


NCR fell a terrible -2.81% and closed at $30.49. On Aug/14 NCR plunged a bloodcurdling -6.86%.

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, 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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean NCR will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is NCR stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At, we detected 2 ratings published for NCR stock in the last 30 days.

Is NCR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-26Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-3-25JPMorgan Chase & Co.OverweightNeutral

NCR stock analysis

Daily outlook

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 stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $31.50

How 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:
NCR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-26Morgan StanleyRaises Target$28.00$31.0010.7%
2019-3-25JPMorgan Chase & Co.Downgradesn/a$32.00-
(in average)$28.00$31.5013.0%
Moving in a range from $32.00 and $31.00, the price target for NCR stock is $31.50. In average, analysts' outlook on NCR price forecast is positive, increasing the forecast by a 13.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On 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.
NCR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 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.

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 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.
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 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 shares120.1 M23.7 M76.6 M1,510.0 M16.3 M
Float shares119.4 M17.5 M75.8 M1,500.0 M8.7 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

NCR summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Day range$30.42 - $31.65
Previous close$31.37
Session gain-2.81%
Average true range$1.02
50d mov avg$31.08
100d mov avg$30.65
200d mov avg$28.51
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

NCR performance

Stocks 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.
NCR -2.43%5.28%6.94%
DBDDiebold Nixdorf36.16%44.80%175.60%
PARPAR Technology-18.82%-19.66%-5.59%
USATUSA Technologies15.57%100.00%-47.01%
ZBRAZebra Technologie...12.98%-3.81%17.51%

NCR competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of NCR competitors to check if you are interested in investing in NCR: