Taking a Fresh Look at Navient Corporation (NAVI)

Navient Corporation (NAVI) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Credit Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $14.21, down from yesterday’s close by -2.54%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Navient Corporation (NAVI) currently trades with a market capitalization of $3.79 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -0.45 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.09 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.47 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.51% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Navient Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $16.97. It is now trading 2.76% off that level. The stock is trading $13.73 its 50-day moving average by -0.48%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $11.48.

In recent action, Navient Corporation (NAVI) has made a move of +4.10% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 4.08% with $259.74 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of NAVI.

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