In Case You Haven’t Noticed: Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI), General Motors Company (GM) – The RNS Daily

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A look at its monthly performance shows that Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) has recorded a 14.63% gain over the past 30 days. Over the past 12 months the stock has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 11.26% and is now up by 18.43% since start of this year. The equity price rose 1.58% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Its equity price climbed by 8.26% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 2.88%.

The shares of Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI) dropped by -4.1% or -$0.55 from its last recorded high of $13.4 which it attained on December 06 to close at $12.85 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Retail Properties of America, Inc. has been trading as low as $10.57 before witnessing a massive surge by 21.57% or $2.28. This price movement has led to the RPAI stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.16% on Wednesday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.55 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, RPAI price stands 5.63% above and 7.93% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.87% which is less than the 1.93% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Retail Properties of America, Inc. with most of them predicting a $14.43 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 12.3% rise in the stock and would lead to RPAI’s market cap to surge to $3.06B. The stock has been rated an average 0, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 7 analysts that track Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE:RPAI) and find out that 2 of them rated it as a Hold. 5 of the 5 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 RPAI technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 68.3 point. Its trading volume has lost -580662 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1109338 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1690000 shares, and this is 0.66 times the normal volume.

The price of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) currently stands at $39.91 after it went up by $0.61 or 1.55% and has found a strong support at $39.38 a share. If the GM price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $38.85 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.66% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $40.59, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $41.27 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.28%. The stock has plunged by 0.95% from its 52-weeks high of $39.53 which it reached on Jun. 15, 2018. In general, it is 23.43% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $30.56 and this setback was observed on Oct. 24, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for General Motors Company (GM) for 1 year and it stands at an average $45.33/share. This means that it would likely increase by 13.58% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $39.53 and $40.74. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $33. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $63.

The GM stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 85.8%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.38 which compares to the 1.22 recorded by the industry or the 136.78 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 6.38, which is lower than the 6.78 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 12.3% over the past five years.

Analysts view General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) as a Hold, with 2.2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 21 analysts that follow GM and found that 8 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 13 were divided, with 12 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 analysts advised investors to desist from buying General Motors Company (GM) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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