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NYSE:NU

NU (NU) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$10.58
+0.10 (+0.95%)
(As of 11:39 AM ET)
Today's Range
$10.50
$10.78
50-Day Range
$9.87
$12.26
52-Week Range
$4.85
$12.39
Volume
7.61 million shs
Average Volume
30.68 million shs
Market Capitalization
$49.67 billion
P/E Ratio
50.38
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$9.67

NU MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.8% Downside
$9.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.31% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.38mentions of NU in the last 14 days
Based on 26 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
51.28%
From $0.39 to $0.59 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.75 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

164th out of 306 stocks

Nondepository Credit Institutions Industry

24th out of 47 stocks

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About NU Stock (NYSE:NU)

Nu Holdings Ltd., traded on the NYSE as NU, is a Brazilian neobank (neobanks are online/digital banks) and the largest fintech bank in Latin America. Nu Holdings Ltd. was founded in 2013. Its founders include Colombian David Vélez, Brazilian Cristina Junqueira, and American Edward Wible. Nu Holdings Ltd. completed its first transaction with a Nubank card on April 1, 2014. Nubank became a unicorn startup in 2018, with a valuation of US$1 billion. Nubank's headquarters are located in São Paulo, Brazil, and the company also has engineering offices in Berlin, Germany, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an office in Mexico City, Mexico. The company has raised $1.3 billion, and its investors include Berkshire Hathaway, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, and Tiger Global Management.

Nubank has launched several products, including NuConta (a digital account), an international credit card, personal loans, life insurance, and investments. Nubank's differentiating factor is its credit card, which is controlled entirely through a mobile app. In 2017, Nubank launched its loyalty program, Nubank Rewards, which offers points that can be redeemed for a product catalog or discounts on services, travel, and entertainment. In the same year, Nubank launched its digital account, NuConta. In late 2018, it began offering payments through debit. In 2019, the fintech started testing personal loans, and the company announced it would begin operations in Mexico through a subsidiary called Nu.

Nubank has undergone a significant expansion, with its valuation reaching US$45 billion after its initial public offering (IPO) in December 2021. Nubank's IPO was the largest in Brazilian history, raising US$5.7 billion. Berkshire Hathaway invested $1 billion in Nubank's stocks before and after the IPO. In 2022, Nubank was ranked as the best bank in Brazil by Forbes.

Nubank's management team is composed of its founders and other industry experts. David Vélez, Nubank's Chief Executive Officer, previously worked as a partner at Sequoia Capital, where he specialized in technology investments. Cristina Junqueira, Nubank's Chief Financial Officer, previously worked as a partner at PwC and as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank. Edward Wible, Nubank's former Chief Technology Officer, left his position in April 2021 and became the Director of Technological Platforms. The company's engineering team comprises professionals from several countries and top universities worldwide.

Nubank faces several risks and challenges, including changes in consumer preferences, regulatory changes, and competitive pressures. The company also faces currency risks due to its presence in several countries. However, Nubank has several growth opportunities, including new product launches, acquisitions, or expansions into new markets. Nubank has already expanded to Mexico and Colombia, and the company plans to expand to other countries.

Nubank operates in the broader fintech industry, which has grown rapidly in recent years. Several companies, including Square, PayPal, and Stripe, compete with Nubank in the payments industry. However, Nubank's unique credit card offering, entirely controlled through a mobile app, differentiates the company from its competitors. The fintech industry is subject to regulatory and political issues that may impact the industry's growth. However, the industry's growth potential remains strong, with digital payments expected to continue to grow opportunities for Nubank include expanding its product offerings beyond the Brazilian market and increasing its customer base in other Latin American countries. In particular, Nubank has shown interest in developing further into Mexico and Colombia, where it already has a presence but has yet to reach the scale of its operations in Brazil. Additionally, the company could offer more services to its existing customers, such as savings accounts or other investment products, to increase its revenue streams and customer loyalty.

However, there are also risks and challenges facing Nubank. One significant risk is the possibility of increased regulatory scrutiny, particularly in Brazil, where the company is based. As Nubank grows and gains market share, it may face increased scrutiny from government regulators, which could impact its ability to operate or impose additional costs on the company.

Another risk is the potential for increased competition in the fintech space, particularly from established financial institutions looking to enter the digital banking market. As more traditional banks and financial institutions embrace digital banking, they may threaten Nubank's customer base and market share.

Overall, Nubank's innovative approach to banking and strong track record of growth and profitability make it an attractive investment opportunity for those interested in fintech. However, potential investors should carefully consider the risks and challenges facing the company and its valuation compared to its peers before deciding to invest.

NU Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/22/2024
Today
4/22/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/20/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Nondepository credit institutions
Sub-Industry
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
8,000
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$9.67
High Stock Price Target
$12.00
Low Stock Price Target
$6.10
Potential Upside/Downside
-7.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.75
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.03 billion
Pretax Margin
19.17%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.03 billion
Cash Flow
$0.27 per share
Book Value
$1.36 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
4,694,790,000
Free Float
4,638,451,000
Market Cap
$49.20 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
1.08
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Key Executives

  • Mr. David Velez-Osomo
    Founder, Chairman & CEO
  • Mr. Youssef Lahrech (Age 49)
    COO & President
  • Ms. Cristina Helena Zingaretti Junqueira (Age 41)
    Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
  • Mr. Guilherme Marques do Lago (Age 45)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Vitor Guarino Olivier (Age 34)
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Jorg Friedemann
    Investor Relations Officer
  • Ms. Elita Vechin Pastorelo Ariaz
    Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Suzana Kubric (Age 44)
    Chief of Human Resources Officer
  • Mr. Jagpreet Singh Duggal (Age 50)
    Chief Product Officer
  • Mr. Henrique Camossa Saldanha Fragelli (Age 47)
    Chief Risk Officer

Should I Buy NU Stock? NU Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Nu Holdings Ltd.:

  • Nu Holdings Ltd. has shown consistent growth in institutional investments, indicating confidence from large investors.
  • Recent acquisitions of shares by reputable asset management firms like Salem Investment Counselors Inc. and Royal London Asset Management Ltd. suggest positive sentiment towards the company.
  • Analysts have set new price targets for NU, with positive ratings and increased target prices, indicating potential for stock price appreciation.
  • Nu Holdings Ltd. has reported strong financial performance, with a return on equity of 20.02% and a net margin of 12.84% in the latest earnings report.
  • The stock price of NU has been trading positively, showing a 4.4% increase, which could signal market confidence and potential for further growth.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Nu Holdings Ltd. for these reasons:

  • NU's price-to-earnings ratio of 58.33 may indicate the stock is currently overvalued compared to industry peers, potentially leading to a correction.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18 suggests a moderate level of financial leverage, which could pose risks in case of economic downturns or interest rate hikes.
  • NU's current ratio of 0.38 and quick ratio of 0.31 indicate a relatively low liquidity position, which may limit the company's ability to meet short-term obligations.
  • While NU has shown growth, the stock's beta of 1.07 implies higher volatility compared to the market, which could lead to fluctuations in share price.
  • Despite positive analyst ratings, NU's price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.60 may suggest limited growth potential relative to its current valuation.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these NU pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

NU Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell NU stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NU in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" NU shares.
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What is NU's stock price target for 2024?

8 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for NU's shares. Their NU share price targets range from $6.10 to $12.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $9.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.8%.
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How have NU shares performed in 2024?

NU's stock was trading at $8.33 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NU shares have increased by 25.8% and is now trading at $10.48.
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When is NU's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 20th 2024.
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How were NU's earnings last quarter?

Nu Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NU) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 22nd. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $2.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.39 billion. NU had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.02% and a net margin of 12.84%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.03 EPS.

When did NU IPO?

NU (NU) raised $2.5 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, December 9th 2021. The company issued 289,150,555 shares at $8.00-$9.00 per share.

Who are NU's major shareholders?

NU's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Wasatch Advisors LP (0.40%), Perpetual Ltd (0.23%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.22%), Salem Investment Counselors Inc. (0.05%), Renaissance Capital LLC (0.03%) and Deepwater Asset Management LLC (0.03%).

How do I buy shares of NU?

Shares of NU stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:NU) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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