Today’s Actionable Stocks: Global Medical REIT Inc. (GMRE), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) – The RNS Daily

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Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE:GMRE) sank -2.66% 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 37.03% and is now up by 11.14% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a -2.47% fall over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 3.56% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 4.66%.

The shares of Global Medical REIT Inc. (GMRE) dropped by -10.34% or -$1.14 from its last recorded high of $11.02 which it attained on March 13 to close at $9.88 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Global Medical REIT Inc. has been trading as low as $6.34 before witnessing a massive surge by 55.84% or $3.54. This price movement has led to the GMRE stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -8.18% on Thursday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, GMRE price stands 6.3% above and 0.11% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 3.85% which is more than the 2.79% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Global Medical REIT Inc. with most of them predicting a $10.42 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 5.47% rise in the stock and would lead to GMRE’s market cap to surge to $266.96M. The stock has been rated an average 0, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 6 analysts that track Global Medical REIT Inc. (NYSE:GMRE) and find out that 1 of them rated it as a Hold. 5 of the 5 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 GMRE technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 43.9 point. Its trading volume has added 4090081 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 4288641 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 198560 shares, and this is 21.6 times the normal volume.

The price of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) currently stands at $57.95 after it went up by $0.29 or 0.5% and has found a strong support at $57.61 a share. If the VZ price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $57.27 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.17% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $58.19, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $58.42 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.37%. The stock has plunged by 0.76% from its 52-weeks high of $57.51 which it reached on Nov. 20, 2018. In general, it is 20.48% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $46.08 and this setback was observed on Sep. 05, 2018.

The VZ stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 81.1%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 1.83. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12.13, which is lower than the 15.41 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -1.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 27 analysts that follow VZ and found that 17 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 10 were divided, with 10 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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