Navient Corporation (NASDAQ:NAVI) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.36 to close at $19.70, a downside of -1.79 percent. An average of 1,962,960 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.12 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,877,625 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,089,582.
NAVI stock has decreased by -14.39% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $18.20 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 09/17/21, shares of the company touched a low of $7.89 and a high of $23.80 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -17.23% from the 52-week high.
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161 days have passed since Navient Corporation (NAVI) last reported insider trading activity. HAUBER STEPHEN M, who is EVP, Chief Risk&Compliance Off, most recently acquired $13,285 shares at $16.97 per share on May 06.
Navient Corporation (NAVI) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 3.87, which compares with the 14.40 for the broader industry and 12.72 for the sector. In the last five years, Navient Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 15.40 and 1.946. The stock’s beta is 1.85. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.75, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.27, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 5.45.
Navient Corporation pays a $0.64 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.25%. The company has a payout ratio of 12.40%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 17, and it was $0.16 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Tuesday January 27 2015.
Navient Corporation will next go ex-dividend on 2-Dec-2021. The next dividend payment Navient Corporation will make is expected to be $0.16.
Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 28.07 and a total debt to equity ratio of 29.57 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.25 billion compared to revenue of $3.3 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Navient Corporation’s return on assets was 1.10%, compared to 0.4% over the last five years. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 37.50% and the 5-year average holds at 13.8%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 16.40 over the past year.
The analyst consensus anticipated Navient Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.85 per share, but it turned out to be $0.94, a 10.60% surprise. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Navient Corporation’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $80.12 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $167.84 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Navient Corporation (NAVI) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 41.02%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 34.63%.
As of today, NAVI’s price is $19.69 +6.03% or $1.12 from its 5-day moving average. NAVI is currently trading -15.70% lower than its 20-day SMA and +12.83% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -5.01% below the SMA50 and +103.30% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 32.00% and 29.39%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.81. With the 14-day stochastic at 28.63% and the average true range at 0.78, the RSI (14) stands at 40.08%. The stock has reached 0.57 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.17.
Seaport Global Securities launched coverage on Navient Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVI) in its analyst report released on September 30, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a a Neutral rating.The consensus rating for Navient Corporation (NAVI) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell NAVI, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 4 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is NAVI’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $17.50 and $26.00, with a median target of $21.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Navient Corporation (NAVI) stock is $21.45.