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Citi maintains Buy rating on NVIDIA stock

EditorAhmed Abdulazez Abdulkadir
Published 05/29/2024, 10:51 AM
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On Wednesday, Citi reaffirmed its Buy rating on shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) with a price target of $1,260.00. The firm's analysis followed the release of first-quarter graphics data by Mercury Research, which, while backward-looking, showed NVIDIA's GPU revenue shares experiencing slight declines.

In the gaming sector, NVIDIA's GPU revenue share decreased by 0.4% to 93.5%, and in the data center sector, it saw a reduction of 0.2% to 97.2%. These changes were attributed to a greater mix of H100 GPUs in data center sales, which were more tied to unit growth than average selling price (ASP) uplift.

Despite the minor dips in revenue share, NVIDIA's gaming unit share rose significantly by 4% to 90%, surpassing the trailing three-year average of 82%. The desktop gaming segment saw an increase of 7.2%, while the notebook segment experienced a seasonal decrease of 0.2%. In the data center GPU unit market, NVIDIA's share increased by 0.5% to 94.4%, contrasting with declines from competitors, with AMD (NASDAQ:AMD)'s MI300 dropping by 0.3% to 5.5% and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) decreasing by 0.1% to 0.1%.

NVIDIA's strong performance in the data center segment was highlighted in its April-quarter results, where the company reported a 23% quarter-over-quarter increase in segment sales. This growth was driven by robust demand for its products. Citi's endorsement of NVIDIA's stock reflects confidence in the company's market position and prospects.

InvestingPro Insights

NVIDIA Corporation's (NASDAQ:NVDA) recent performance in the market is reflected in its robust financial metrics, with a remarkable revenue growth of 208.27% over the last twelve months as of Q1 2025. The company's gross profit margin stands at an impressive 75.29%, showcasing its ability to maintain profitability despite competitive pressures. Investors are keeping a close eye on NVIDIA's P/E ratio, which currently stands at 65.71, indicating high market expectations for future earnings growth. These financial strengths are underpinned by a Piotroski Score of 9, suggesting the company is in top financial health.

From an investment standpoint, NVIDIA's stock has experienced significant returns, with a 1-year price total return of 192.55% as of the date provided. Analysts have taken note of these trends, with 36 analysts revising their earnings projections upwards for the upcoming period. This optimism is also reflected in the InvestingPro Tips, which highlight NVIDIA's status as a prominent player in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and its ability to cover interest payments comfortably with its cash flows. For those seeking additional insights, there are over 20 more InvestingPro Tips available, providing a deeper dive into NVIDIA's market performance and potential investment opportunities. To access these tips and enhance your investment strategy, consider using the coupon code PRONEWS24 to get an additional 10% off a yearly or biyearly Pro and Pro+ subscription at Investing.com.

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