Media stories about NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NVIDIA earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the computer hardware maker an impact score of 46.7846012148606 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

NVDA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Susquehanna Bancshares reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $140.00 price objective on shares of NVIDIA in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. BidaskClub cut NVIDIA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $181.00 price objective on shares of NVIDIA in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Vetr cut NVIDIA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $171.46 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Tigress Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of NVIDIA in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, twenty-four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $187.38.

Shares of NVIDIA (NVDA) traded up $0.29 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $186.47. The stock had a trading volume of 10,920,814 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,493,297. The firm has a market cap of $115,649.04, a PE ratio of 47.01, a PEG ratio of 4.44 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a current ratio of 8.26, a quick ratio of 7.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. NVIDIA has a fifty-two week low of $91.57 and a fifty-two week high of $218.67.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The computer hardware maker reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.39. The business had revenue of $2.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion. NVIDIA had a return on equity of 42.71% and a net margin of 28.78%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.94 EPS. research analysts expect that NVIDIA will post 4.19 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This is a boost from NVIDIA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. NVIDIA’s payout ratio is 14.89%.

In other news, Director A Brooke Seawell sold 1,029 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $214.10, for a total value of $220,308.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $220,308.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Colette Kress sold 22,808 shares of NVIDIA stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $185.31, for a total value of $4,226,550.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 315,175 shares of company stock valued at $59,428,079. Insiders own 5.82% of the company’s stock.

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NVIDIA Company Profile

Nvidia Corporation focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI). The Company’s operates through two segments: GPU and Tegra Processor. The Company’s GPU product brands are aimed at specialized markets, including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users.

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