Looking In The Rear-View Mirror: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (XHR), Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) – The RNS Daily

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:XHR) average daily volatility for this week is 2.17% which is less than the 2.26% recorded over the past month. Its shares dropped by -14.9% or -$3.86 from its last recorded high of $25.9 which it attained on April 06 to close at $22.04 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has been trading as low as $16.47 before witnessing a massive surge by 33.82% or $5.57. This price movement has led to the XHR stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 1.47% on Sunday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.18 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, XHR price stands 3.23% above and 12.36% above respectively.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (XHR) rose 0.59% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 9.11% and is now up by 28.14% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 13.61% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 27.18% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -5.81%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. with most of them predicting a $21.6 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -2% rise in the stock and would lead to XHR’s market cap to surge to $2.43B. The stock has been rated an average 2.5, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 6 analysts that track Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:XHR) and find out that 3 of them rated it as a Hold. 2 of the 3 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 XHR technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a overbought zone after reaching 70.78 point. Its trading volume has lost -86608 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1033392 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1120000 shares, and this is 0.92 times the normal volume.

The price of Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT) currently stands at $12.37 after it went up by $0.17 or 1.39% and has found a strong support at $12.15 a share. If the UNIT price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $11.92 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 3.64% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $12.54, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $12.71 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 5.33%. The stock has plunged by 2.18% from its 52-weeks high of $12.1 which it reached on Dec. 06, 2018. In general, it is 34.84% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $8.06 and this setback was observed on Aug. 03, 2019.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) for 1 year and it stands at an average $9.38/share. This means that it would likely increase by -24.17% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $12.1 and $12.49. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $7. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $13.

The UNIT stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 80.87%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.2 which compares to the 10.2 recorded by the industry or the 10.49 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0, which is lower than the 287.67 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -16.3% over the past five years.

Analysts view Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT) as a Sell, with 3.7 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 9 analysts that follow UNIT and found that 5 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 4 were divided, with 0 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 4 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Uniti Group Inc. (UNIT) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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