There is no doubt that Nustar Energy L P (NS) ticks all the boxes.

With 1.72 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.92 million shares. The 52-week range on NS shows that it touched its highest point at $22.99 and its lowest point at $14.41 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $21.86. With its current market cap of 2.84 billion, NS has annualized dividend of $1.60 while the current yield stands at 7.14%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.69.

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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 NS was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -0.13%, but this was up by 20.80% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 28.78% while six-month performance rose 44.37%. The stock gained 34.09% in the past year, while it has gained 20.02% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for NS yields 0.53 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.27. For the next quarter, that number is 0.31. This implies an EPS growth rate of 146.41% for this year and 43.34% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 28.90% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -10.88%.


Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 126.53 million NS shares are outstanding with a float of 112.19 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 2.85 million, which was 2.27% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Bradley C. Barron as the firm’s President, CEO & Chairman of NuStar GP LLC, Mr. Thomas R. Shoaf serves as its Executive VP & CFO of NuStar GP LLC.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 64.83% of NS’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.


Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for NS since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With NS analysts setting a high price target of $24.00 and a low target of $19.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $21.86. Based on these targets, NS could surge 7.05% to reach the target high and fall by -15.25% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a decline of -2.5% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded NS stock several times over the past three months with 15 Buys and 6 Sells. In these transactions, 466,437 shares were bought while 102,874 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 16 while that of sell transactions has risen to 7 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 473,626 while 103,785 shares were sold.