Stocks Flexing Their Muscles: Newmark Group, Inc. (NMRK), Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMRK) has been trading as low as $7.34 before witnessing a massive surge by 21.93% or $1.61. This price movement has led to the NMRK stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 1.13% on Thursday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 0 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, NMRK price stands -20.29% below and -7.34% below respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 3.24% which is less than the 3.93% recorded over the past month. The shares of Newmark Group, Inc. dropped by -44.27% or -$7.11 from its last recorded high of $16.06 which it attained on March 15 to close at $8.95 per share.

Newmark Group, Inc. (NMRK) rose 4.31% 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 -41.27% and is now up by 11.6% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a -15.17% fall over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -1.97% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -25.48%.

A look at NMRK technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 40.86 point. Its trading volume has lost -83598 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1356402 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1440000 shares, and this is 0.94 times the normal volume.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) for 1 year and it stands at an average $54.42/share. This means that it would likely increase by -3.1% from its current position. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $49. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $58.

The XEL stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 93.02%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.49 which compares to the 2.19 recorded by the industry or the 11.02 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 20.24, which is lower than the 31.6 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -1.4% over the past five years.

Analysts view Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL) as a Hold, with 2.6 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 14 analysts that follow XEL and found that 10 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 4 were divided, with 4 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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