On Tap for This Week: Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL)? – The RNS Daily

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Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) average daily volatility for this week is 3.57% which is more than the 3.18% recorded over the past month. Its shares dropped by -27.68% or -$10.11 from its last recorded high of $36.53 which it attained on November 10 to close at $26.42 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Murphy Oil Corporation has been trading as low as $21.51 before witnessing a massive surge by 22.83% or $4.91. This price movement has led to the MUR stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -5.47% on Thursday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 2.22 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, MUR price stands -14.25% below and -3.57% below respectively.

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) sank -3.4% 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 drop that has seen it decline -9.24% and is now up by 12.95% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a -0.56% fall over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -13.83% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -20.85%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Murphy Oil Corporation with most of them predicting a $31.61 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 19.64% rise in the stock and would lead to MUR’s market cap to surge to $5.38B. The stock has been rated an average 3, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 15 analysts that track Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) and find out that 11 of them rated it as a Hold. 2 of the 4 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at MUR technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 41.73 point. Its trading volume has lost -60811 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 2169189 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2230000 shares, and this is 0.97 times the normal volume.

The price of TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) currently stands at $80.96 after it went down by $-2.03 or -2.45% and has found a strong support at $80.25 a share. If the TEL price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $79.53 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.77% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $82, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $83.03 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.35%. The stock has plunged by 0.48% from its 52-weeks high of $80.57 which it reached on Mar. 21, 2018. In general, it is 13.74% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $69.84 and this setback was observed on Dec. 26, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) for 1 year and it stands at an average $90.13/share. This means that it would likely increase by 11.33% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $80.57 and $82.32. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $78. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $107.

The TEL stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 90.2%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.03 which compares to the 4.18 recorded by the industry or the 2.13 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.35, which is higher than the 9.43 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 26.8% over the past five years.

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