Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) dipped by -0.18% on Thursday and this got the market worried. This price movement has led to the LNG stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. The shares dropped by -7.38% or -$5.24 from its last recorded high of $71.03 which it attained on February 10 to close at $65.79 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. has been trading as low as $50.08 before witnessing a massive surge by 31.37% or $15.71. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.34 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, LNG price stands 4.04% above and 5.88% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 2.23% which is less than the 2.66% recorded over the past month.
Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) rose 0.21% 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 18.54% and is now up by 11.15% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 2.21% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 7.99% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 6.59%.
Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Cheniere Energy, Inc. with most of them predicting a $78.35 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 19.09% rise in the stock and would lead to LNG’s market cap to surge to $20.02B. The stock has been rated an average 1.6, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 18 analysts that track Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) and find out that 1 of them rated it as a Hold. 17 of the 17 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 LNG technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 57.11 point. Its trading volume has lost -1070198 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1059802 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2130000 shares, and this is 0.5 times the normal volume.
The price of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) currently stands at $100.66 after it went up by $0.86 or 0.86% and has found a strong support at $99.72 a share. If the FRC price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $98.78 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.87% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $101.24, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $101.81 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.08%. The stock has plunged by 1.3% from its 52-weeks high of $99.355 which it reached on Aug. 21, 2018. In general, it is 21.1% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $79.42 and this setback was observed on Dec. 24, 2018.
Analysts have predicted a price target for First Republic Bank (FRC) for 1 year and it stands at an average $101.73/share. This means that it would likely increase by 1.06% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $99.355 and $100.87. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $92. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $115.
The FRC stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 96.47%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 5.44 which compares to the 8.18 recorded by the industry or the 10.49 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.74, which is lower than the 20.94 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 10.6% over the past five years.
Analysts view First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 23 analysts that follow FRC and found that 15 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 8 were divided, with 8 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying First Republic Bank (FRC) shares or sell it if they already own it.
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