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Checking the True Picture for Nikola Corporation (NKLA)

On Friday, shares of Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA) marked $19.55 per share versus a previous $23.30 closing price. With having a -16.12% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Nikola Corporation, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. NKLA showed a rise of 89.39% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $10.20 – $93.99 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -28.15% in the period of the last 200 days.

Wedbush equity researchers changed the status of Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) shares from “Neutral” to a “Underperform” rating in the report published on September 24th, 2020. Other analysts, including Wedbush, also published their reports on NKLA shares. Wedbush repeated the rating from the previous report, marking NKLA under “Neutral” rating, in the report published on August 26th, 2020. Additionally, NKLA shares got another “Hold” rating from Deutsche Bank, setting a target price of $54 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in July 16th, 2020. On July 8th, 2020, JP Morgan Upgrade an Overweight rating and increased its price target to $45. On the other hand, RBC Capital Mkts Initiated the “Sector Perform” rating for NKLA shares, as published in the report on July 7th, 2020. JP Morgan seems to be going bullish on the price of NKLA shares, based on the price prediction for NKLA, indicating that the shares will jump to $45, giving the shares “Neutral” rating based on their report from June 22nd, 2020. Another “Outperform” rating came from Cowen, providing a prediction for $45 price target according to the report published in June 17th, 2020.

[bold-text]Nikola Corporation (NKLA) Analysis[/bold-text]

The present dividend yield for NKLA owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 176.90%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Nikola Corporation (NKLA) 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 -33.10% 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 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 NKLA is currently recording an average of 31.12M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 13.50%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 7.43%with -20.74% of loss in the last seven days.

[bold-text]What to Look for When Analyzing Nikola Corporation Shares?[/bold-text]

Nikola Corporation (NKLA) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Consumer Cyclical sector. If you wish to compare NKLA shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for Nikola Corporation, while the value 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 -0.41 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 9.00%.

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 1.30%, 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 13.80% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

[bold-text]Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in NKLA Shares?[/bold-text]

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in NKLA in the recent period. That is how Fidelity Management & Research Co now has an increase position in NKLA by 2,696.22% in the first quarter, owning 18.14 million shares of NKLA stocks, with the value of $371.43 million after the purchase of an additional 17,487,413 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Inclusive Capital Partners LP also increased their stake in NKLA shares changed 0.00% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 10.28 million shares of company, all valued at $210.44 million after the acquisition of additional 0 shares during the last quarter.

P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP acquired a new position in Nikola Corporation during the first quarter, with the value of $62.17 million, and Hudson Bay Capital Management LP increased their stake in the company’s shares by 268.96% in the first quarter, now owning 1,554,316 shares valued at $43.67 million after the acquisition of the additional 2.13 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, Key Square Capital Management LLC increased their position by 61.91% during the first quarter, now owning 2 million NKLA shares, now holding the value of $40.96 million in NKLA with the purchase of the additional 2,000,000 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 13.80% of NKLA shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.

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