Natera, Inc. (NTRA) Reaches $9.54 After 4.00% Up Move; Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) Has 1.46 Sentiment

March 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

The stock of Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.86% or $0.265 during the last trading session, reaching $9.535. About 117,156 shares traded. Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) has declined 8.45% since March 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.15% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $512.69M company. It was reported on Mar, 15 by We have $9.92 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:NTRA worth $20.51 million more.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. provides servicing, origination, and transaction based services primarily to single-family residences in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.79 billion. It operates in three divisions: Servicing, Originations, and Xome. It has a 60.9 P/E ratio. The Servicing segment offers conventional residential mortgage loans and home equity conversion loans.

Among 7 analysts covering Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Natera Inc had 22 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal Weight” on Monday, July 27. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Benchmark. The stock of Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, October 23. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 28 by Wedbush. Benchmark maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15 target in Wednesday, May 11 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, August 7. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, July 27. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, October 6 report.

Natera, Inc., a diagnostics company, provides preconception and prenatal genetic testing services. The company has market cap of $512.69 million. It primarily offers Panorama, a non-invasive prenatal test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities of a fetus typically with a blood draw from the mother; Horizon carrier screening to determine carrier status for various genetic diseases that could be passed on to the carrierÂ’s children; and Spectrum pre-implantation genetic screening and Spectrum pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to analyze chromosomal anomalies or inherited genetic conditions during an in vitro fertilization cycle. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides products of conception testing under the Anora brand to analyze fetal chromosomes to understand the cause of miscarriage; non-invasive paternity testing products to determine paternity by analyzing the fragments of fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in a pregnant mother's blood and a blood sample from the alleged father.

Analysts await Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NSM) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.47 earnings per share, up 56.67% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.3 per share. NSM’s profit will be $45.92M for 9.72 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.30% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Nationstar Mortgage’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Nationstar Mortgage, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. NSM was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 9, 2016. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Nomura. The stock of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NSM) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 9 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight” on Thursday, February 23.

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