I recommend waiting for a better discount before investing in Navient Corporation (NAVI).

After closing at $14.36 in the most recent trading day, Navient Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVI) closed at 13.83, down -3.69%. In other words, the price has decreased by $-0.53 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2021227 shares were traded. NAVI reached its highest trading level at $14.27 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $13.70.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of NAVI by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 2.03 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 6.57. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 24.72 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 23.14.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Barclays on September 09, 2022, Downgraded its rating to Equal Weight and sets its target price to $13 from $19 previously.

On April 11, 2022, JP Morgan Downgraded its rating to Underweight which previously was Neutral and also lowered its target price recommendation from $21 to $17.

Compass Point Downgraded its Buy to Neutral on March 31, 2022, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $18.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 01 when Newbury Investors LLC bought 326,000 shares for $17.13 per share. The transaction valued at 5,584,380 led to the insider holds 29,449,997 shares of the business.

Newbury Investors LLC bought 315,408 shares of NAVI for $5,402,939 on Mar 31. The 10% Owner now owns 29,123,997 shares after completing the transaction at $17.13 per share. On Feb 03, another insider, HAUBER STEPHEN M, who serves as the EVP, Chief Risk&Compliance Off of the company, sold 3,161 shares for $17.66 each. As a result, the insider received 55,839 and left with 186,806 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Navient’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 3.59, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 4.59. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.48. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.13 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.69.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, NAVI has reached a high of $23.44, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $12.45. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 15.59, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 16.96.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.59M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3.25M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 146.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 136.71M. Insiders hold about 3.55% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 97.00% stake in the company. Shares short for NAVI as of Jul 14, 2022 were 8.9M with a Short Ratio of 6.20, compared to 8.8M on Jun 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 6.02% and a Short% of Float of 11.09%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, NAVI’s forward annual dividend rate was 0.64, compared to 0.64 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 4.46%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 3.89%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 5.09.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 10 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.78 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.82 and a low estimate of $0.71, while EPS last year was $0.89. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.8, with high estimates of $0.87 and low estimates of $0.73.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.5 and $3.14 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.36. EPS for the following year is $3, with 10 analysts recommending between $3.34 and $2.61.

Revenue Estimates

8 analysts predict $258.62M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $288M to a low estimate of $235M. As of the current estimate, Navient Corporation’s year-ago sales were $294.61M, an estimated decrease of -12.20% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 8 analysts are estimating revenue of $246.37M, a decrease of -9.40% over than the figure of $-12.20% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $259M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $227M.

A total of 6 analysts have provided revenue estimates for NAVI’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.08B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.04B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.05B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.15B, down -8.30% from the average estimate. Based on 8 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $935.87M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.06B and the low estimate is $878M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is down -11.10% from the average revenue estimate for this year.