Top Analyst Pounds the Table on Snap Inc. (SNAP), Yext, Inc. (YEXT) – The RNS Daily

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A look at its monthly performance shows that Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) has recorded a 8.57% gain over the past 30 days. Over the past 12 months the stock has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -44.74% and is now up by 79.31% since start of this year. The equity price sank -1.98% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Its equity price climbed by 70.34% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -0.5%.

The shares of Snap Inc. (SNAP) dropped by -46.16% or -$8.47 from its last recorded high of $18.35 which it attained on March 13 to close at $9.88 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Snap Inc. has been trading as low as $4.82 before witnessing a massive surge by 104.98% or $5.06. This price movement has led to the SNAP stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.8% on Tuesday 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, SNAP price stands 6.79% above and 28.43% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 5.03% which is more than the 4.2% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Snap Inc. with most of them predicting a $8.31 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -15.89% rise in the stock and would lead to SNAP’s market cap to surge to $10.97B. The stock has been rated an average 3.2, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 35 analysts that track Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) and find out that 23 of them rated it as a Hold. 3 of the 12 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 9 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at SNAP technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 65.04 point. Its trading volume has lost -11000000 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 15250714 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 25890000 shares, and this is 0.59 times the normal volume.

The price of Yext, Inc. (NYSE:YEXT) currently stands at $22.12 after it went down by $-0.94 or -4.08% and has found a strong support at $21.58 a share. If the YEXT price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $21.05 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 4.84% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $22.86, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $23.6 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 4.51%. The stock has plunged by 91.92% from its 52-weeks high of $1.7868 which it reached on Jul. 09, 2018. In general, it is 47.11% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $11.7 and this setback was observed on Mar. 21, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Yext, Inc. (YEXT) for 1 year and it stands at an average $22.11/share. This means that it would likely increase by -0.05% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $21.7868 and $23.06. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $10. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $30.

The YEXT stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 88.94%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 9.75 which compares to the 5.47 recorded by the industry or the 2.63 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0, which is lower than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of 0% over the past five years.

Analysts view Yext, Inc. (NYSE:YEXT) as a Hold, with 2.2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 9 analysts that follow YEXT and found that 2 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 7 were divided, with 6 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Yext, Inc. (YEXT) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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