Navient Corp (NAVI) Review – Making Smarter Decisions

Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI) is -13.48% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $14.10 and a high of $19.69 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The NAVI stock was last observed hovering at around $15.88 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.23%.

Currently trading at $16.11, the stock is -6.03% and -9.70% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.01 million and changing 1.45% at the moment leaves the stock -7.35% off its SMA200. NAVI registered -15.87% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -10.80%.

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The stock witnessed a -9.24% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -5.73%, and is -2.07% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.84% over the week and 2.71% over the month.

Navient Corp (NAVI) has around 4000 employees, a market worth around $1.89B and $4.93B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 6.00 and Fwd P/E is 7.55. Profit margin for the company is 6.79%. Distance from 52-week low is 14.26% and -18.19% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (0.60%).

Navient Corp quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.62 with sales reaching $174.33M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -10.21% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -31.20% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -31.10% in year-over-year returns.

350 institutions hold shares in Navient Corp (NAVI), with institutional investors hold 107.05% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 114.00M, and float is at 112.14M with Short Float at 5.68%. Institutions hold 101.79% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Sherborne Investors Management, LP with over 29.45 million shares valued at $547.18 million. The investor’s holdings represent 24.22% of the NAVI Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 16.27 million shares valued at $302.35 million to account for 13.38% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group Inc which holds 11.14 million shares representing 9.16% and valued at over $206.98 million, while Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 8.71% of the shares totaling 10.59 million with a market value of $196.85 million.

Navient Corp (NAVI) Insider Activity

A total of 3 insider transactions have happened at Navient Corp (NAVI) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 3 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by HELEEN MARK L, the company’s EVP, CLO & Secretary. SEC filings show that HELEEN MARK L sold 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 31 at a price of $17.20 per share for a total of $0.17 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.39 million shares.

Navient Corp disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 14 that KANE JOHN M (EVP & Group President) sold a total of 150,132 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 14 and was made at $19.02 per share for $2.86 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.49 million shares of the NAVI stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Nov 07, HELEEN MARK L (EVP, CLO & Secretary) disposed off 10,000 shares at an average price of $16.99 for $0.17 million. The insider now directly holds 395,330 shares of Navient Corp (NAVI).

Navient Corp (NAVI): Who are the competitors?

One of the company’s main competitors (and peers) include SLM Corp. (SLM) that is trading 27.87% up over the past 12 months.Nelnet Inc. Cl A (NNI) lies in the list of competitors of the Navient Corp and is -6.96% lower over the same period from NAVI