Jefferies analyst has reiterated his Buy rating on NVIDIA stock following keynote announcements at the CES 2017
A major contributor to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), as the company elaborated in the opening keynote its involvements in the autonomous vehicle systems.
Following the development, NVIDIA stock has been under Wall Street analysts’ watch-list. Today, Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis issued a research note whereby he reaffirmed his Buy rating on the stock along with a 12-month price target of $110.
Mr. Lipacis discussed the Graphics Processing Units’ (GPU) producer’s involvement in the automotive industry through powering the autonomous vehicle systems. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Santa Clara, California based company, Jen-Hsun Huang, presented the participants of CES 2017 with new Artificial Intelligence platforms. These are fully autonomous vehicle platforms and run via GPUs produced by NVIDIA.
In his research note today, investment firm Jefferies’ analyst also mentioned that the company has extended its relationship with German automaker Volkswagen AG’s (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) luxury brand Audi. The German vehicle brand believes that it will be offering the most advanced self-driving vehicles to the motorists by 2020.
As NVIDIA stock is under watch by several analysts at the Wall Street, Citigroup analyst Atif Malik also published a research report yesterday on the stock. Mr. Malik reiterated his Buy rating on the stock and also hiked his price target on the stock to $120 from $110.
Mr. Malik’s optimism is also fueled by the technology company’s powerful entry into the automobile space. The analyst is of the opinion that there will be an increase in auto sales in 2018 accompanied by a higher rate of adoption of self-driving vehicles by major car makers in the industry.
NVIDIA shares skyrocketed more than 200% in 2016, and have a 52-week range of $24.75 to $119.93. The stock is just about $15 far from hitting another 52-week high, as compared to its previous close of $104.39.