NTN stock: buy or sell?

NTN stock price: $2.39 1.27% At close on January 23rd, 2020

Updated on:
January 23rd, 2020

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Shares of NTN Buzztime closed on Thursday at $2.39 and raised a fine 1.27%. On January/7 NTN climbed an amazing 7.69%.

NTN Buzztime, Inc. provides interactive entertainment and dining technology to bars and restaurants in the United States and Canada.

Should I buy NTN stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, NTN Buzztime 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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is NTN Buzztime stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for NTN stock for the last 30 days.

NTN stock analysis

Daily outlook

NTN Buzztime ended on Thursday at $2.39 and raised a fine 1.27%.

Shares of NTN Buzztime closed on Thursday at $2.39 and raised a fine 1.27%.

NTN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of NTN Buzztime declined an ugly -1.24% this week. Late December 2019 NTN collapsed a hair-raising -15.18% in just one week. Early January NTN skyrocketed an extraordinary 8.47% in just one week.

Since mid October 2019, when NTN stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-1.01 per share (-29.71%). Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average line is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

NTN stock chart (weekly)

NTN stock price history

NTN IPO was on September 11th, 1991 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, NTN stock grew a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after NTN's IPO a $1,000 in NTN stock in 1991, it would worth $inf today.

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

NTN stock historical price chart

NTN stock reached 52-week highs at $4.53, and all-time highs 1993-06-23 with a price of 575.

NTN stock price target

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 have not found any price target for NTN Buzztime stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

NTN Buzztime let down analysts on March when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.11 when the market consensus was $0.15.
NTN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.04n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.07n/a
2017-Q32017-11-07-0.21-0.07n/a
2017-Q42018-03-06-0.14-0.25n/a
2018-Q12018-05-09-0.27-0.16n/a
2018-Q22018-08-02-0.23-0.05n/a
2018-Q32018-11-07-0.040.08n/a
2018-Q42019-03-200.150.11-26.7%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, NTN Buzztime annual revenues jumped an impressive 9.69% to $23.34 M dollars from $21.27 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its income margin (compared to revenues) appreciated to -1.11%, that is $-0.26 million.

NTN annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$24 M-$-1.05 M-4.4%-
2014$26 M9.67%$-5.03 M-19.3%379.05%
2015$25 M-5.86%$-7.23 M-29.5%43.66%
2016$22 M-9.00%$-2.92 M-13.1%-59.55%
2017$21 M-4.65%$-1.08 M-5.1%-63.15%
2018$23 M9.69%$-0.26 M-1.1%-75.95%

Quarterly financial results

NTN Buzztime posted $5.92 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.42% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $0.05 M with a profit margin of 0.88%. Profit margin depreciated a -2.82% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.70%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, NTN Buzztime sales marked a superb increase and skyrocketed a 11.76%.
NTN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$5 M-$-0.09 M-1.7%-
2017-Q2$6 M6.12%$-0.16 M-3.0%82.22%
2017-Q3$5 M-6.34%$-0.18 M-3.5%12.20%
2017-Q4$5 M1.89%$-0.64 M-12.1%247.28%
2018-Q1$6 M8.78%$-0.41 M-7.1%-35.99%
2018-Q2$6 M-1.91%$-0.12 M-2.2%-69.68%
2018-Q3$6 M6.25%$0.22 M3.7%-279.03%
2018-Q4$6 M-1.42%$0.05 M0.9%-76.58%

NTN Buzztime ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

NTN Buzztime shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 36.22% of all shares.

In case of NTN Buzztime stock, 35.46% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for NTN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

NTN
Market cap$6.9 M
Total shares2.9 M
Float shares1.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)35.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)36.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

NTN summary

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Open$2.42
Close$2.39
Day range$2.37 - $2.42
Previous close$2.36
Session gain1.27%
Average true range$0.19
50d mov avg$2.78
100d mov avg$2.90
200d mov avg$3.15
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern lb06a

NTN Buzztime performance

To better understand NTN Buzztime performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For NTN Buzztime, the benchmark is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
NTNNTN Buzztime-25.55%-20.33%-11.81%

NTN Buzztime competitors

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