Today’s Picks: Back To School For ASML Holding N.V. (ASML), Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH) – GV Times

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The price of ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) went up by $2.59 now trading at $200.63. Their shares witnessed a 38.84% increase from the 52-week low price of $144.5 they recorded on 2018-12-26. Even though it is still -10.48% behind the $221.66 high touched on 2018-07-23. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -0.4% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 10.05% while it has so far retreated around -0.65% during the course of a year. The stock of ASML recorded 28.92% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for ASML Holding N.V. is set at $216. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 7.66% from the current trading price.

67 institutions entered new ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) positions, 215 added to their existing positions in these shares, 133 lowered their positions, and 39 exited their positions entirely.

ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) trade volume has increased by 13.43% as around 706,036 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 622,454. At the moment, ASML is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -1.46% below its 20-day SMA, 2.46% above its 50-day SMA, and 9.4% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 21.1%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 19.7% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 21% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ:ASML) will likely come at $203.5, marking a 1.41% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $206.37, about 2.78% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $192.09, the lower end of the range. ASML’s 14-day MACD is -6.31 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 50.56, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 25.38 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 26.36 percent.

The shares of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH) has increased by 1.23%, and now trading at $3.3 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 52,178. This is a decline of -48,246 shares over the average 100,424 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $3.3 went higher by 6.11% from its 52-week low of $3.11 that it attained back on 2019-05-14. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $8 nearly 364 days ago on 2018-05-17.

AVH stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -16.46% while its price plunged by -18.72% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -10.08% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $5.44. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 64.85% from its current trading price. 1 out of 6 Wall Street analysts which represents 16.67% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 66.67% rated it as a hold, with 16.67% of analysts rating it as a sell.

Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly -2.1%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 11.9% per year, following the -15.9% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -12.71% below its 20-day SMA, -19.44% below its 50-day SMA, and -32.52% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Avianca Holdings S.A. shares held by institutional investors is 22.4%. 8 institutions jumped in to acquire Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH) fresh stake, 17 added to their current holdings in these shares, 15 lowered their positions, and 5 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.22 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 24.7, which shows that its stock has been oversold. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 42.48 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 36.1 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $3.36, sporting a 1.79% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $3.41, representing nearly 3.23% premium to the current market price of Avianca Holdings S.A. (AVH). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $3.15, the lower end of the range.

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