Its Stock Has Paid Off Big Time For Natura &Co Holding S.A.

Natura &Co Holding S.A. (NYSE: NTCO) stock jumped 8.04% on Tuesday to $5.24 against a previous-day closing price of $4.85. With 0.8 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.7 million shares. During the session, the Household & Personal Products company that operates in wider Consumer Defensive sector, reached to the highest price of $5.26 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $5.02. The 52-week range on NTCO shows that it touched its highest point at $12.34 and its lowest point at $3.61 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $6.94.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of NTCO was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 8.71%, but this was up by 22.43% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -10.73% while six-month performance fell -9.03%. The stock lost -38.43% in the past year, while it has gained 21.02% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for NTCO yields 0.18 with Next year EPS estimates of 0.11. For the next quarter, that number is -0.03. This implies an EPS growth rate of -292.90% for this year and 140.70% for next year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 689.79 million NTCO shares are outstanding with a float of 689.79 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 1.59 million, which was 0.23% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Antonio Luiz da Cunha Seabra as the firm’s Founder & Co-Chairman, Mr. Roberto de Oliveira Marques serves as its Exec. Chairman & Group CEO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 7.41% of NTCO’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 5.87% of NTCO, in contrast to 0.26% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in NTCO with 3.30% of the stake, Dynamo Internacional Gestão de Re holds 22,799,108 shares worth 22,799,108. A second-largest stockholder of NTCO, Dynamo Administração de Recursos, holds 12,118,392 shares, controlling over 1.75% of the firm’s shares. Marshall Wace LLP is the third largest shareholder in NTCO, holding 1,044,225 shares or 0.15% stake. With a 0.05% stake in NTCO, the Ascese Fundo de Investimentos em is the largest stakeholder. A total of 375,131 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Aviva Invs. – Global Emerging Mar, which owns about 0.05% of NTCO stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 316,023 shares valued at 1.37 million. Dolmen Green Effects holds 0.04% of the stake in NTCO, owning 243,900 shares worth 1.06 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for NTCO since 12 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 5 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 0 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 7 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With NTCO analysts setting a high price target of $11.60 and a low target of $4.50, the average target price over the next 12 months is $7.00. Based on these targets, NTCO could surge 121.37% to reach the target high and fall by -14.12% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 33.59% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. NTCO will report FY 2022 earnings on 03/07/2024. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of -$0.11 being high and -$0.57 being low. For NTCO, this leads to a yearly average estimate of -$0.32. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Natura &Co Holding S.A. surprised analysts by -$0.01 when it reported -$0.05 EPS against a consensus estimate of -$0.04. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was -$0.02. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $0.12 and the low estimate is $0.01. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $0.08.

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