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Shedding out 50% of its value in the last three months, some analysts predict Nvidia’s stock price has already reached its bottom while seeing a buying opportunity this time.
While that the declining cryptocurrency market has hit the business of every chip maker on Earth, the story of Nvidia is no different. The semiconductor chip-making giant is facing severe woes with its stock price falling by nearly 50% in the last three months. At the closing hours on Friday, the Nvidia stock was trading at $146.21, according to MarketWatch.
In August this year, Nvidia announced its departure from the crypto business amidst the market slowdown. At that time, Nvidia CFO Collette Kress said: “Whereas we had previously anticipated cryptocurrency to be meaningful for the year, we are now projecting no contributions going forward.”
However, according to the CNBC report, Citi group told its client to start ‘bottom fishing’ – a term popularly used in the securities market which means to “hunt for securities that they believe are undervalued in the market or that recently have experienced a significant price drop”.
Nvidia Is a Buying Opportunity This Christmas
Citigroup analyst Atif Malik wrote:
“Citi semiconductor team believes a bottom is forming in semiconductor stocks which could be a good entry point into high quality companies where Street estimates have already been cut sharply. We’re “adding Nvidia to Citi Semis Christmas Shopping list on bottom picking.”
“We believe a combination of slower (but still robust) revenue growth, increasing capex rationalization, and higher use of storage and compute optimized server-less services like AWS Lambda at three global hoyer-scale cloud players could slow down demand in the next couple of quarters,” says Malik.
SoftBank Planning to Exit Nvidia Investment by Early 2019
Citing an anonymous source, Bloomberg recently reported that SoftBank is planning to pull out its investments from Nvidia by early 2019. In May 2017, the Japanese banking conglomerate invested $3 billion in Nvidia through its Vision Fund. The sources say that SoftBank is planning its exit in a structured manner, such that it won’t affect the stock price much.
The banking giant has created a “collar-trade” of $6 billion. This will allow investors to amass stakes while protecting themselves against a decline in stock prices. The sources added: “SoftBank has structured equity trade deals with investment banks to hedge against a drop in Nvidia’s share price”.