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Navient Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. Navient Corporation shares (NAVI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Navient Corporation employs 5,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Navient Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Navient Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NAVI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Navient Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$10.63, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Navient Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Navient Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Navient Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Navient Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$10.63, which is 24.98% down on its pre-crash value of USD$14.17 and 161.18% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.07.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Navient Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$432.56 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$758.77.

Navient Corporation share price

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Navient Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market close USD$10.63
52-week range USD$3.9209 - USD$14.717
50-day moving average USD$9.5657
200-day moving average USD$8.4449
Wall St. target price USD$12.32
PE ratio 4.9669
Dividend yield USD$0.64 (6.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.963

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Is it a good time to buy Navient Corporation stock?

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Navient Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.63 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) 11.19%
1 month (2020-10-30) 32.71%
3 months (2020-08-28) 14.18%
6 months (2020-05-29) 42.88%
1 year (2019-11-29) -25.92%
2 years (2018-11-29) -7.16%
3 years (2017-11-29) -17.15%
5 years (2015-11-27) -9.69%

Is Navient Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Navient Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Navient Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Navient Corporation's P/E ratio

Navient Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Navient Corporation shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Navient Corporation's PEG ratio

Navient Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.142. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Navient Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Navient Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.43%
Return on equity TTM 14.46%
Profit margin 26.69%
Book value $12.1
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Navient Corporation shares

There are currently 12.6 million Navient Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Navient Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 13.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Navient Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Navient Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Navient Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Navient Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Navient Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Navient Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.94. In other words for every 100,000 Navient Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5940 shares are currently held short.

However Navient Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Navient Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Navient Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Navient Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Navient Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0918% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Navient Corporation shares, roughly 92 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Navient Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Navient Corporation stock.

Navient Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20.38% of net profits

Recently Navient Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Navient Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 6.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Navient Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

While Navient Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Navient Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Navient Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Navient Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Navient Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.9209 up to $14.717. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NAVI.US volatility(beta: 1.84)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Navient Corporation's is 1.841. This would suggest that Navient Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Navient Corporation overview

Navient Corporation provides education loan management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare, and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels in the United States. It operates through four segments: Federal Education Loans, Consumer Lending, Business Processing, and Other. The company holds and acquires Federal Family Education Loan Program loans that are insured or guaranteed by state or not-for-profit agencies; and performs servicing and asset recovery services on its own loan portfolio, and federal education loans owned by the United States Department of Education and other institutions. It also holds, originates, and acquires consumer loans; and performs servicing activities on its own education loan portfolio, including private education loans, and private education refinance loans. In addition, the company offers revenue cycle management and business processing services; and healthcare services that include revenue cycle outsourcing, accounts receivable management, extended business office support, and consulting engagement for federal, state, and municipal clients; public authorities; and healthcare organizations. Further, it provides customizable solutions for its clients that include hospitals, hospital systems, medical centers, large physician groups, and other healthcare providers; and corporate liquidity portfolio and debt repurchase services. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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