Nvidia Faces Declining Shares Despite Analyst Confidence

Nvidia Faces Declining Shares Despite Analyst Confidence

Nvidia share (NVDA-4.65%) are on a downward trajectory for the third consecutive day, plunging 5.8% to $119.24 as of 11 a.m. on Monday. This decline marks a 10% drop from its recent peak on June 18, meeting the definition of a correction, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

Market Cap Hit:

Nvidia’s market cap dropped by $379 billion to $2.957 trillion, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Last week, Nvidia briefly led as the world’s most valuable company but now ranks third. Microsoft and Apple are currently ahead in market value.

Nvidia’s volatility highlights tech’s unpredictability; Microsoft and Apple dominate stable market leadership, according to Barron’s Print Edition.

Year of Surges:

Despite encountering recent setbacks, Nvidia’s shares have shown remarkable resilience and growth, skyrocketing by 156% this year. This surge far exceeds the performance of the S&P 500, which rose by 15%, and the Nasdaq Composite, which saw an 18% increase over the same period.

CEO Actions Amidst Growth:

CEO Jensen Huang has been actively divesting Nvidia shares through a trading plan, selling 480,000 shares from June 13 to 18. Currently, he holds 867 million Nvidia shares across personal accounts, trusts, and partnerships, as reported by Barron’s Ed Lin.

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Analyst Confidence Persists:

Despite recent volatility, Wall Street analysts are optimistic about Nvidia’s future. Jefferies analyst Blayne Curtis raised the target price for Nvidia stock to $150 from $135, citing strong AI hardware and software. Curtis expects Nvidia’s NVL72 liquid-cooled rack systems to enhance its AI infrastructure leadership. He forecasts data-center revenue to reach $164.6 billion by 2025.

Expansion Amidst Challenges:

Nvidia has secured a significant deal to deploy its advanced technology in data centers across five Middle Eastern nations. This move highlights Nvidia’s dedication to expanding its presence in the region. The agreement comes amid export restrictions on Nvidia’s most advanced semiconductor chips.

Sector Performance:

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) experienced a slight 0.3% decline, navigating broader sector challenges effectively. Conversely, Intel encountered a more significant 0.8% decrease, highlighting severe sectoral pressures on its performance.

As Nvidia navigates market fluctuations, analysts underscore its technological edge and strategic initiatives as key drivers for future growth.

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