Do Analysts Recommend You Should Buy Olin Corporation (OLN) Stock?

On Tuesday, shares of Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN) marked $20.89 per share versus a previous $20.30 closing price. With having a 2.91% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Olin Corporation, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. OLN showed a rise of 3.88% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $17.87 – $34.42 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -13.81% in the period of the last 200 days.

Cowen equity researchers changed the status of Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) shares to a “Outperform” rating in the report published on May 6th, 2019. Other analysts, including Nomura, also published their reports on OLN shares. Nomura repeated the rating from the previous report, marking OLN under “Neutral” rating, in the report published on April 15th, 2019. Additionally, OLN shares got another “Outperform” rating from Cowen, setting a target price of $31 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in February 6th, 2019. On the other hand, KeyBanc Capital Mkts Initiated the “Overweight” rating for OLN shares, as published in the report on January 28th, 2019. Stifel seems to be going bullish on the price of OLN shares, based on the price prediction for OLN, indicating that the shares will jump to $33, giving the shares “Buy” rating based on their report from December 11th, 2018. Another “Buy” rating came from Standpoint Research, providing a prediction for $33 price target according to the report published in August 28th, 2018.

Olin Corporation (OLN) Analysis

The present dividend yield for OLN owners is set at 0.04, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period.However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Olin Corporation, the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 8.48. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -9.20%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Olin Corporation (OLN) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 12.30% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 0.80 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while OLN is currently recording an average of 2.25M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 3.17%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 4.48%with -0.52% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $28.12, indicating growth from the present price of $20.89, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in OLN or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Olin Corporation Shares?

Olin Corporation (OLN) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Basic Materials sector. If you wish to compare OLN shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 10.06 for Olin Corporation, while the value 8.95 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 2.08 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of 194.10%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 0.40%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 87.70% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in OLN Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in OLN in the recent period. That is how BlackRock Fund Advisors now has an increase position in OLN by 0.02% in the first quarter, owning 17.66 million shares of OLN stocks, with the value of $382.99 million after the purchase of an additional 4,006 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, The Vanguard Group, Inc. also increased their stake in OLN shares changed 2.28% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 15.78 million shares of company, all valued at $342.36 million after the acquisition of additional 352,300 shares during the last quarter.

Fidelity Management & Research Co acquired a new position in Olin Corporation during the first quarter, with the value of $266.01 million, and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased their stake in the company’s shares by 13.31% in the first quarter, now owning 710,763 shares valued at $131.21 million after the acquisition of the additional 6.05 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, Macquarie Investment Management B increased their position by 141.43% during the first quarter, now owning 4.04 million OLN shares, now holding the value of $87.58 million in OLN with the purchase of the additional 93,736 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 87.70% of OLN shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.

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