As volatility creeps into Niu Technologies (NASDAQ:NIU), investors need to pay close attention to to the factors affecting stock today as its shares are trading 3.62% or 0.31 points up from last closing price of $8.56, reaching $8.87 at last check. The NIU share price has risen in 4 of the last 5 days and is up 12.34% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue increasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -17,554 shares, and in total 165046 shares valued at $1.464 million were seen changing hands compared with 182600 shares valued at $1.563 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes in NIU stock for the next couple of days.
Niu Technologies (NIU) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 12.34%, but has still advanced 22.29% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank 0% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -27.21% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $627.36M, with its short interest ratio standing at 1.93%.
In the current trading session for NIU, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $8.98 and was down as much as $8.51 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $6.04. The 52-week high is now at -34.63 distance from current price. Their recent low of $13.6 represents a 47.19% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for NIU is $14.56, this is above the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The stock of Niu Technologies earned $-0.68 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -13.04. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 15.15 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 18.88. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. NIU also has P/S multiple of 3. This is greater versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 0.95x.
NIU‘s last price was up 8.77% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $8.15 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $9.08. At present, there are 73.29 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 24.75 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0% while institutions stake was 7.6%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (0%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 13.4% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the NIU stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -4% decline from moving average of $9.24 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 0 to the stock. With the beta been less than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically less volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.
Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Niu Technologies — 3 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 0 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 0 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $12.5733 on shares of Niu Technologies (NASDAQ:NIU), which corresponds to 41.43% upside potential than its current market price of $8.87 and implies potential despite the recent advance in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $12.5733 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $12.5733 a quarter ago.
Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards NIU stock. Citigroup Inc. trimmed position in the company after it dumped -59.5% or 124,805 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 50,546 shares worth $448,343, SEC documents show. Millennium Management LLC shored up assets in the stock as 30860 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 50% to 46,290 shares which are currently valued at $410,592. In addition, Yiheng Capital LLC recently reported that it now owns 2,532,570 shares making a total of $22,463,896 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of 50% in their ownership.