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Noble Corporation Plc (NE) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Noble Corporation Plc (NYSE: NE)’s stock price has increased by 1.70 compared to its previous closing price of 39.46. However, the company has seen a 7.10% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 11/27/22 that Second-Largest U.S. Pension Doubled Down on Rivian and Noble Stock

Is It Worth Investing in Noble Corporation Plc (NYSE: NE) Right Now?

Noble Corporation Plc (NYSE: NE) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 15.65x compared to its average ratio. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Noble Corporation Plc (NE) is $56.00, which is $15.25 above the current market price. The public float for NE is 69.65M, and currently, short sellers hold a 9.12% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of NE on May 26, 2023 was 1.41M shares.

NE’s Market Performance

NE stock saw an increase of 7.10% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 8.96% and a quarterly increase of -3.53%. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.98%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 4.12% for Noble Corporation Plc (NE). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 6.87% for NE stock, with a simple moving average of 9.61% for the last 200 days.

NE Trading at 4.99% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NE to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.80% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.12%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.98%, as shares surge +3.99% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.26% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NE rose by +6.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +29.07% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $37.63. In addition, Noble Corporation Plc saw 6.42% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at NE starting from PACIFIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, who sale 334,313 shares at the price of $35.80 back on Nov 01. After this action, PACIFIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT now owns 12,420,422 shares of Noble Corporation Plc, valued at $11,968,405 using the latest closing price.

PACIFIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, the 10% Owner of Noble Corporation Plc, sale 300,000 shares at $35.77 during a trade that took place back on Oct 31, which means that PACIFIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT is holding 12,754,735 shares at $10,731,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NE

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.79 for the present operating margin
  • +21.60 for the gross margin

The net margin for Noble Corporation Plc stands at +11.95. Equity return is now at value 12.10, with 8.50 for asset returns.

Based on Noble Corporation Plc (NE), the company’s capital structure generated 19.97 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 16.65. Total debt to assets is 13.76, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 14.88. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 12.41.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.67, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.18. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.58.


To put it simply, Noble Corporation Plc (NE) has had a better performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.