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National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Should Be Considered Now, Despite A Loss Of -19.57% From High

National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG) concluded the trading at $47.68 Friday, February 09 with a fall of -2.26% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $48.78 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.63 . Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 9.99. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that NFG hit a high price of $59.28 and saw its price falling to a low level of $45.32 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came subtracting -5.75% in its value.

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In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review NFG stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the NFG stock which is currently positioned at 1.23. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -0.04% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -3.62% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 47.48 while volatility remained at 3.25% over the past week which changes to 2.16% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.63, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 1.10.

In comparing National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of -2.26% and that of -18.09% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of ONEOK Inc. (OKE) which saw its stock price raised by 0.10%% in the last trading and went through a decrease of -0.59% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) has rise 0.16%% up in previous session, but over the past year has faced a fall of -2.70%. NiSource Inc. (NI) was also up 0.76%% however its price remained floating in the red at -6.06% over the same period. National Fuel Gas Co. has a P/E ratio of 9.99 against that of ONEOK Inc.’s 12.68 while Atmos Energy Corp. is showing 17.96 for the same.

Having a second look at National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 459.62K, while it jumped to 0.67 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 91.82 million.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 1.42% while it is 75.59% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Jan 12, 2024, number of stock’s short shares was 2.33 million which implies a short ratio of 4.54. This shows down a 2.52% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In January the standing of shares short improved as it was 2.42 million in the previous month. Subtraction of -4.96% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.