NTN stock: buy or sell?

NTN stock price: $2.33 2.19% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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Shares of NTN Buzztime jumped a more than good 2.19% and closed at $2.33.

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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with NTN Buzztime stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

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?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for NTN stock for the last 30 days.

NTN stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of NTN Buzztime jumped a more than good 2.19% and closed at $2.33.

NTN Buzztime ended today at $2.33 and jumped a more than good 2.19%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on July, NTN price slid a -39.01%.

NTN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding for 4 weeks, this week NTN Buzztime stayed constant a tight 0.00%, closing at $2.33. Late August NTN plunged a chilling -15.23% in just one week. After 4 weeks sliding, this week raised a 0.00%. Early August NTN skyrocketed an astounding 6.10% in just one week.

Since mid August, when NTN stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-1.11 per share (-32.27%). Stocks below the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

NTN stock chart (weekly)

NTN stock price history

NTN IPO was on September 11th, 1991 at $168.75 per share1. Since then, NTN stock lost a -98.60%, with a yearly average of -3.50%.

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

NTN stock historical price chart

NTN stock reached 52-week highs at $5.84, and all-time highs 1993-06-23 with a price of 575.

NTN stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' NTN stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for NTN Buzztime stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On March, NTN Buzztime failed to meet the expectations of the analysts and reported a hair-raising EPS of $0.11 per share when experts were expecting $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

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an impressive gain of 9.69% to $23.34 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) gained a 3.95% to -1.11%.

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 reported $5.92 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -1.42% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $0.05 million 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 turnover to same quarter last year, NTN Buzztime sales marked a wonderful growth and boosted 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 company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

NTN Buzztime shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 47.03% of all shares.

In case of NTN Buzztime stock, 25.90% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to NTN Buzztime:

NTNCIDMDISRUBISEAC
Market cap$6.7 M$36.1 M$239.9 B$497.6 M$110.0 M
Total shares2.9 M39.7 M1,800.0 M53.0 M36.7 M
Float shares1.5 M18.2 M1,800.0 M50.5 M25.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)25.9%8.8%54.8%69.0%55.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)47.0%60.5%0.2%7.5%26.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

NTN summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$2.23
Close$2.33
Day range$2.22 - $2.33
Previous close$2.28
Session gain2.19%
Average true range$0.23
50d mov avg$3.07
100d mov avg$3.32
200d mov avg$3.14
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lt03a

NTN Buzztime performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For NTN Buzztime, the benchmark is made against Cinedigm, Disney, The Rubicon Project, SeaChange International and TiVo.
Stock3m6m12m
NTNNTN Buzztime-32.27%-40.71%-51.15%
CIDMCinedigm-33.09%-52.11%-26.61%
DISDisney-4.37%23.91%22.41%
RUBIThe Rubicon Proje...47.87%43.14%147.11%
SEACSeaChange Interna...114.29%118.98%63.93%
TIVOTiVo13.64%-9.09%-35.95%

NTN Buzztime competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for NTN Buzztime. We selected 5 companies as NTN Buzztime competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.