A Sweet Surprise From Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK), Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 33.69% and is now up by 17.07% since start of this year. The equity price rose 2.28% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 12.47% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 12.78% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 11.37%.

The shares of Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) dropped by -5.86% or -$9.38 from its last recorded high of $159.94 which it attained on August 27 to close at $150.56 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Autodesk, Inc. has been trading as low as $101.55 before witnessing a massive surge by 48.26% or $49.01. This price movement has led to the ADSK stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -1.13% on Thursday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.85 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, ADSK price stands 9.82% above and 10.51% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.81% which is less than the 2.45% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Autodesk, Inc. with most of them predicting a $164.92 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 9.54% rise in the stock and would lead to ADSK’s market cap to surge to $36.1B. The stock has been rated an average 2, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 25 analysts that track Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) and find out that 6 of them rated it as a Hold. 18 of the 19 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at ADSK technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 65.6 point. Its trading volume has lost -245626 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1834374 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2080000 shares, and this is 0.88 times the normal volume.

The price of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) currently stands at $14.15 after it went down by $-0.51 or -3.48% and has found a strong support at $13.98 a share. If the TWO price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $13.8 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.47% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $14.35, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $14.54 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.04%. The stock has plunged by 1.06% from its 52-weeks high of $14 which it reached on Jun. 26, 2018. In general, it is 10.74% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $12.63 and this setback was observed on Dec. 24, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) for 1 year and it stands at an average $15.06/share. This means that it would likely increase by 6.43% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $14 and $14.37. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $14. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $16.

The TWO stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 81.15%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.63 which compares to the 10.29 recorded by the industry or the 10.49 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 7.49, which is higher than the 4.85 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -8.3% over the past five years.

Analysts view Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) as a Hold, with 2.1 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 7 analysts that follow TWO and found that 1 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 6 were divided, with 6 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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