These Stocks Are Worth Shouting About: Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (CCI), NiSource Inc. (NI) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 24.08% and is now up by 18.63% since start of this year. The equity price sank -0.18% 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 3.92% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 20.01% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 18.54%.

The shares of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (CCI) dropped by -1.32% or -$1.73 from its last recorded high of $130.6 which it attained on November 04 to close at $128.87 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) has been trading as low as $98.85 before witnessing a massive surge by 30.37% or $30.02. This price movement has led to the CCI stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 0.11% on Sunday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.45 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, CCI price stands 13.65% above and 5.12% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.24% which is less than the 1.35% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) with most of them predicting a $122.21 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -5.17% rise in the stock and would lead to CCI’s market cap to surge to $50.46B. The stock has been rated an average 2.3, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 18 analysts that track Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) and find out that 10 of them rated it as a Hold. 8 of the 8 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 CCI technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 63.77 point. Its trading volume has lost -60434 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1799566 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1860000 shares, and this is 0.97 times the normal volume.

The price of NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) currently stands at $28.07 after it went up by $0.03 or 0.11% and has found a strong support at $27.91 a share. If the NI price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $27.76 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.1% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $28.15, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $28.24 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.29%. The stock has plunged by 0.82% from its 52-weeks high of $27.84 which it reached on Mar. 27, 2019. In general, it is 17.24% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $23.23 and this setback was observed on Nov. 06, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for NiSource Inc. (NI) for 1 year and it stands at an average $28.73/share. This means that it would likely increase by 2.35% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $27.84 and $28.08. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $26. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $32.

The NI stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 21.51%, which means that it is currently oversold and its prices could jump very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.02 which compares to the 7.82 recorded by the industry or the 11 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 20.12, which is higher than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -16.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) as a Hold, with 2.2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 13 analysts that follow NI and found that 6 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 7 were divided, with 7 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying NiSource Inc. (NI) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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