A Sweet Surprise From Deere & Company (DE), Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 5.39% and is now up by 8.56% since start of this year. The equity price sank -1.56% 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 1.77% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 9.1% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 15.81%.

The shares of Deere & Company (DE) dropped by -7.6% or -$13.32 from its last recorded high of $175.26 which it attained on February 16 to close at $161.94 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Deere & Company has been trading as low as $128.32 before witnessing a massive surge by 26.2% or $33.62. This price movement has led to the DE stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.5% on Monday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.94 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, DE price stands 9.88% above and 5.23% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.54% which is less than the 2.02% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Deere & Company with most of them predicting a $176.71 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 9.12% rise in the stock and would lead to DE’s market cap to surge to $56.58B. The stock has been rated an average 2, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 22 analysts that track Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) and find out that 7 of them rated it as a Hold. 15 of the 15 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at DE technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 55.7 point. Its trading volume has lost -641661 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1818339 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2460000 shares, and this is 0.74 times the normal volume.

The price of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACB) currently stands at $7.17 after it went down by $-0.02 or -0.28% and has found a strong support at $7.1 a share. If the PACB price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $7.03 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.95% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $7.23, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $7.29 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.06%. The stock has plunged by 1.12% from its 52-weeks high of $7.09 which it reached on Nov. 30, 2018. In general, it is 71.83% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $2.02 and this setback was observed on Feb. 04, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) for 1 year and it stands at an average $8/share. This means that it would likely increase by 11.58% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $7.09 and $7.22. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $8. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $8.

The PACB stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 80.05%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 12.52 which compares to the 11.57 recorded by the industry or the 9.88 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0, which is lower than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 12.4% over the past five years.

Analysts view Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACB) as a Hold, with 2.7 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 6 analysts that follow PACB and found that 4 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 2 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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