NCR stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
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. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Check the only buy setup that matches with NCR stock now:
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is NCR stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 5 ratings published for NCR stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-18||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-7-26||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-3-25||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight||Neutral|
NCR stock analysis
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 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 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 $36.00Nobody 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-24||DA Davidson||Raises Target||$40.00||$41.00||2.5%|
|2019-9-18||Wells Fargo & Co||Initiates||n/a||$45.00||-|
|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 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|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 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.
|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 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 shares||127.6 M|
|Float shares||126.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$35.32 - $35.87|
|Average true range||$0.62|
|50d mov avg||$33.65|
|100d mov avg||$32.22|
|200d mov avg||$31.44|
NCR performancePerformance 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.