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Is Neogen Corporation (NEOG) a Keeper?

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) went down by -2.08% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $47.80. The company’s stock price has collected -1.65% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 12/14/21 that Neogen Is Combining With 3M’s Food-Safety Business. Its Stock Is Climbing.

Is It Worth Investing in Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ :NEOG) Right Now?

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 49.46 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for NEOG is at 0.58. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 3 who provided ratings for Neogen Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $26.00, which is $2.89 above the current price. NEOG currently public float of 107.47M and currently shorts hold a 6.68% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of NEOG was 970.72K shares.

NEOG’s Market Performance

NEOG stocks went down by -1.65% for the week, with a monthly drop of -9.01% and a quarterly performance of -17.00%, while its annual performance rate touched -48.80%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.59% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.87% for Neogen Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.58% for NEOG stocks with a simple moving average of -34.30% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of NEOG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NEOG stocks, with Piper Sandler repeating the rating for NEOG by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for NEOG in the upcoming period, according to Piper Sandler is $25 based on the research report published on July 12th of the current year 2022.

ROTH Capital gave a rating of “Neutral” to NEOG, setting the target price at $82 in the report published on December 05th of the previous year.

NEOG Trading at -7.98% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NEOG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -53.74% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.87%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.59%, as shares sank -9.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -15.22% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NEOG fell by -1.65%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -46.56% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $22.58. In addition, Neogen Corporation saw -51.31% 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 NEOG starting from ADENT JOHN EDWARD, who purchase 17,500 shares at the price of $23.07 back on Jul 29. After this action, ADENT JOHN EDWARD now owns 58,103 shares of Neogen Corporation, valued at $403,725 using the latest closing price.

Tobin James P, the Director of Neogen Corporation, purchase 2,000 shares at $22.98 during a trade that took place back on Jul 27, which means that Tobin James P is holding 14,000 shares at $45,960 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NEOG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.83 for the present operating margin
  • +45.91 for the gross margin

The net margin for Neogen Corporation stands at +13.00. The total capital return value is set at 9.46, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.78. Equity return is now at value 5.50, with 5.00 for asset returns.

Based on Neogen Corporation (NEOG), the company’s capital structure generated 0.15 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 0.15. Total debt to assets is 0.14, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 0.00. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 0.00.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.94, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.00. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.31 and the total asset turnover is 0.54. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 11.03.

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