The company’s stock was downgraded by an analyst at Goldman Sachs but sees potential growth in the EPS.
Nike Stock, on Wednesday was being traded at a share price of $130.04 which indicated a decline of 1.97%. A number of analysts have shared their views on the stock of the sportswear company. One of the analysts at Goldman Sachs, Drucker Mann has suggested a rating on the stock of the company. From her list of conviction-buy, Ms. Mann has downgraded the Nike’s stock to Buy, according to a note that was issued to the investors of the company. The Goldman Sachs’s analysts still feels that the stock price is expected to go higher in the long run but for the short and near term, she does not see much of a difference.
The multinational apparel and footwear manufacturer has received a target share price of $148 from an initial estimate of $150 by the analysts. This target price indicates an increase of 11.02% from the prevailing share price of the company. Ms. Drucker Mann stated that they see a lot of room for growth in the earnings per share but the valuation seems capped. Nike, Inc. has been quite popular with Goldman Sachs mainly because of its solid and steady revenues and growing profits. Majority of Nike’s profit driver come from the international market, as most of the athletic products of the company are doing fairly well in the international market in comparison to the United States.
Nike, Inc. does not leave any innovation gap or any product advantages it might come across. The company has increased its investment in its supply chain process which is ultimately lead to improved innovations and further product opportunities.
The company tried to attract and lure more investors by disclosing that it is planning on a stock split and increased dividend due to which the stock of the athletic goods manufacturer witnessed its all-time high at a share price of $134.44. Two months earlier, the financial services firm Goldman Sachs maintained its rating on the stock of the company to Strong Buy with a target price of $150. This target price indicated a premium of as much as 13.23% from the company’s stock’s current price.
In the past three months’ time, the company stock has gone up by 23% with a share price of $135.30. 22 analysts have given a target price estimate for the stock which is $134.41. On the higher side it could go up to $150 and on the lower it could reach $105. Zacks has ranked the company at 2, with a short time rating of buy.
The investment firm has reported a lower than expected EPS and revenue which is mainly due to the worldwide economic instability currently being experienced
Recently, it was seen that Goldman Sachs Group rolled out its earnings report for the quarter which did not turn out to be as much as the expectations of the analysts in the market, which was followed by a downgrade on the stock index as the stock value fell. The adjusted earnings that were noted down by the analysts reported by the firm turned out to be $2.64 per share while equity giants like Bloomberg and others in the league predicted the EPS to come around at $3. This fall has come around to be at 11 percent, which have become of the main reasons for the recent fall in the share price.
Analysts believe that this is something to be taken into consideration, as this is not a usual practice that the investment firm goes through, as it has never revealed such numbers in a really long time, always meeting the investors and analyst’s expectations and making it big in every quarter. The investment firm has been showing positivity for the past nine quarters, in which it has been reporting huge numbers for the EPS and the revenue, beating the estimates at all time. This is why the negative change in the way things went within the company has the analysts in the industry to raise their brows and think about what really could be putting such a downward effect to the giant.
Investors have turned out to be on the negative side for sure, which is backed up by the missing of the estimates for the first time in a really long time. The total revenue, for that the giant received turned out to be $6.86 billion, while the analysts at Bloomberg were expecting huge number of $7.12 billion, and the difference surely shook up the way investors thought about investing their capital in the company.
On the other hand, the CEO of the equity firm informed the market that many different businesses that were being worked under the giant have been showing relatively better results, which has been made possible despite the hiking up of the interest rate on the shares, which was recently announced by the Federal Reserve. The main reason for the downfall in the revenue of the banking sector is basically due to the uncertainty in the economy that is being witnessed by the global market. However, the higher management of the firm insisted upon the facts that things are still looking better for the giant keeping in mind it is carrying out its business on a comparatively lower level, only for the economic fluctuations.