News headlines about NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) have been trending neutral on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. NVIDIA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the computer hardware maker an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted NVIDIA’s analysis:

NVIDIA stock traded down $0.32 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $205.67. 10,298,458 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 14,560,181. The company has a current ratio of 7.41, a quick ratio of 6.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $129.98 billion, a PE ratio of 44.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 2.01. NVIDIA has a 52 week low of $176.01 and a 52 week high of $292.76.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 16th. The computer hardware maker reported $1.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $3.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.11 billion. NVIDIA had a net margin of 36.21% and a return on equity of 54.18%. NVIDIA’s revenue was up 40.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.01 EPS. Research analysts forecast that NVIDIA will post 7.15 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on NVDA shares. Argus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $300.00 price target on shares of NVIDIA in a research report on Friday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of NVIDIA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. UBS Group raised shares of NVIDIA from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 17th. BidaskClub lowered shares of NVIDIA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of NVIDIA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $265.00 to $255.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $289.82.

In other news, EVP Ajay K. Puri sold 90,831 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $289.35, for a total value of $26,281,949.85. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 184,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $53,240,689.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Colette Kress sold 11,576 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $266.31, for a total transaction of $3,082,804.56. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 297,482 shares in the company, valued at approximately $79,222,431.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 113,707 shares of company stock worth $32,347,973 in the last three months. Insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.

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NVIDIA Company Profile

NVIDIA Corporation operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates through two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming and mainstream PCs; GeForce NOW for cloud-based game-streaming service; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for AI utilizing deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; GRID provides power of NVIDIA graphics through the cloud and datacenters; DGX for AI scientists, researchers, and developers; and cryptocurrency-specific graphics processing units.

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