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NortonLifeLock Inc. (NLOK): Skating on Thin Ice? We Know the Answer

NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK) went up by 0.98% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $30.92. Barron’s reported on 03/29/22 that NortonLifeLock Is Downgraded on Worries Over Growth and the Avast Purchase

Is It Worth Investing in NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ :NLOK) Right Now?

NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 17.51 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for NLOK is at 0.65. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 6 who provided ratings for NortonLifeLock Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $26.98, which is $1.79 above the current price. NLOK currently public float of 578.66M and currently shorts hold a 4.03% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of NLOK was 6.69M shares.

NLOK’s Market Performance

NLOK stocks went down by 0.00% for the week, with a monthly jump of 12.80% and a quarterly performance of -1.08%, while its annual performance rate touched -0.20%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.21% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.31% for NortonLifeLock Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 4.24% for NLOK stocks with a simple moving average of -3.25% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of NLOK

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NLOK stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for NLOK by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for NLOK in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $28 based on the research report published on March 29th of the current year 2022.

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see NLOK reach a price target of $30. The rating they have provided for NLOK stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on May 12th, 2021.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Underperform” to NLOK, setting the target price at $19 in the report published on April 13th of the previous year.

NLOK Trading at 5.13% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NLOK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.88% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.31%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.21%, as shares surge +11.18% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.08% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NLOK remain unchanged, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.24% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.89. In addition, NortonLifeLock Inc. saw -4.66% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at NLOK starting from Feld Peter A, who purchase 500,000 shares at the price of $22.03 back on Jun 15. After this action, Feld Peter A now owns 2,024,896 shares of NortonLifeLock Inc., valued at $11,017,200 using the latest closing price.

Feld Peter A, the Director of NortonLifeLock Inc., purchase 600,000 shares at $22.02 during a trade that took place back on Jun 14, which means that Feld Peter A is holding 9,644,194 shares at $13,211,280 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NLOK

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +37.05 for the present operating margin
  • +82.37 for the gross margin

The net margin for NortonLifeLock Inc. stands at +29.90. Equity return is now at value -363.50, with 12.30 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.74.