National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) has a beta value of 1.7 and has seen 601,702 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $273.86 Million, closed the last trade at $3.44 per share which meant it gained $0.04 on the day or 1.18% during that session. The NCMI stock price is -186.34% off its 52-week high price of $9.85 and 52.91% above the 52-week low of $1.62. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 1.04 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 927.18 Million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.7. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 3 out of 6 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is -$0.17.

National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) trade information

Sporting 1.18% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, Nov 17 when the NCMI stock price touched $3.66-6 or saw a rise of 6.01%. Year-to-date, National CineMedia, Inc. shares have moved -52.81%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 13.91%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) have changed 61.12%. Short interest in the company has seen 6.64 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 0.01.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $3.69, which means that the shares’ value could jump 7.27% from current levels. The projected low price target is $2.75 while the price target rests at a high of $4.5. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +30.81% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -20.06% from current levels.

National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that National CineMedia, Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +25.09% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -221.28%, compared to -21.9% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -170.8% and -220% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -79.7%.

6 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $15.72 Million for the current quarter. 4 have an estimated revenue figure of $33.65 Million for the next quarter concluding in March 01, 2021. Year-ago sales stood $147.2 Million for this quarter, and analysts expect sales will grow by -89.3% for the current quarter.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +15.4% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest +145.1% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by -6.33%.

NCMI Dividends

National CineMedia, Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between February 18 and February 22 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.28 at a share yield of 8.24%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 10.65%.

National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI)’s Major holders

Insiders own 3.27% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 81.07% with a share float percentage of 83.81%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with National CineMedia, Inc. having a total of 164 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Standard General L.P. with over 19.42 Million shares worth more than $52.72 Million. As of September 29, 2020, Standard General L.P. held 24.4% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc, with the holding of over 6.36 Million shares as of September 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $17.25 Million and represent 7.99% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Wasatch Small Cap Value Fund and Price (T.Rowe) Small Cap Stock Fund. As of September 29, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 4.14% shares in the company for having 3295532 shares of worth $8.95 Million while later fund manager owns 3.06 Million shares of worth $9.09 Million as of June 29, 2020, which makes it owner of about 3.84% of company’s outstanding stock.

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