The Forecast Just Changed on Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)

The Forecast Just Changed on Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)

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Many stocks have been testing new highs in 2020, and one of the most notable is Nordstrom Inc. (JWN). Currently, JWN is trading at $23.56 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold. while the current analyst price target stands at $20.83.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $43.37 and the low is $12.27. Over the last 52 weeks, JWN is down -45.68% while the S&P 500 is up 1.21%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, JWN reported a profit of $1.65 billion. Nordstrom Inc. also saw revenues increase to $4.54 billion. In addition, JWN has free cash flow of $301.0 million as of 01-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $538.0 million which compares well with its peers.

JWN booked profit margins of 3.60%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 68.10%, and its Return on Assets is 5.60%. All told, it is clear that, JWN needs to be on your watchlist.

About Nordstrom Inc.

If readers are unfamiliar, Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion retailer, provides apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, young adults, and children. It offers a range of brand name and private label merchandise through various channels, such as Nordstrom branded full-line stores and online store at Nordstrom.com; Nordstrom Rack stores; Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook; Jeffrey boutiques; clearance stores that operate under the Last Chance name; Trunk Club clubhouses and TrunkClub.com; and Nordstrom Locals. As of October 24, 2019, the company operated 382 stores in 40 states, including 117 full-line stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; 249 Nordstrom Rack stores; 3 Jeffrey boutiques; 2 clearance stores; 6 Trunk Club clubhouses; and 5 Nordstrom Local service concepts, as well as online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook, and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. JWN has a short ratio of 4.79 and outstanding shares of 155.50M.

Company Outlook

JWN has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 14.51 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 3.18. Nordstrom Inc. JWN also noted assets of $9.74 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as JWN has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Nordstrom Inc. JWN has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, JWN represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Nordstrom Inc. JWN is now commanding a market cap of 3.47B and a float of 105.05M. JWN is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of JWN stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in JWN, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.