In a report released yesterday, Rick Schafer from Oppenheimer maintained a Buy rating on Nvidia (NVDA – Research Report), with a price target of $700.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $608.36, close to its 52-week high of $614.90.
According to TipRanks.com, Schafer is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 25.0% and a 81.3% success rate. Schafer covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Advanced Micro Devices, Akoustis Technologies, and Skyworks Solutions.
Nvidia has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $650.80, a 13.9% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 6, Merrill Lynch also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock.
Based on Nvidia’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending January 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $5 billion and net profit of $1.46 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $3.11 billion and had a net profit of $951 million.
Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 73 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of NVDA in relation to earlier this year. Last month, Jen Hsun Huang, the President & CEO of NVDA bought 5,675 shares for a total of $99,994.
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NVIDIA Corp. designs and manufactures computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. The company operates through two segments:
• Graphics segment: Includes GeForce GPUs (graphics processing units) for gaming and PCs, the GeForce NOW game streaming service and related infrastructure, and solutions for gaming platforms, Quadro GPUs for enterprise design, GRID software for cloud-based visual and virtual computing, as well as automotive platforms for infotainment systems.
• Compute & Networking segment: Includes Data Center platforms and systems for artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and accelerated computing, Mellanox networking and interconnect solutions, DRIVE for autonomous vehicles and Jetson for robotics and other embedded platforms.
The company was founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris A. Malachowsky, and Curtis R. Priem in January 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.