Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST)

176.20 -1.22%
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Pros
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Company’s profitability is improving
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward P/E ratio low relative to industry peers
Forward PEG ratio low relative to industry peers
Buy analyst rating
Average analyst stock price above current stock price
Cons
Forward P/B ratio high relative to industry peers
High short share of float
High short interest

Pros

  1. NXST quarterly revenue growth was 8.60%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (5.45% and 6.29%, respectively). See NXST revenue growth chart.
  2. NXST profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 11.23 percentage points. See NXST profitability chart.
  3. NXST forward dividend yield is 1.91%, higher than the industry (0.24%) and sector (0.48%) forward dividend yields. See NXST forward dividend chart.
  4. NXST forward P/E ratio is 7.44, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See NXST forward P/E ratio chart.
  5. NXST PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 0.37, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See NXST PEG chart.
  6. NXST average analyst rating is Strong Buy. See NXST analyst rating chart.
  7. NXST average analyst price target ($224.00) is above its current price ($166.85). See NXST price target chart.

Cons

  1. NXST Price/Book ratio is 2.87, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See NXST forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  2. NXST short share of float is 4.52%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See NXST short share of float chart.
  3. NXST short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 5.32. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See NXST short interest ratio chart.