What Keeps These Stocks Popping? Citigroup Inc. (C), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) – The RNS Daily

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A look at its monthly performance shows that Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has recorded a 3.36% gain over the past 30 days. Over the past 12 months the stock has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -5.11% and is now up by 29.43% since start of this year. The equity price rose 1.98% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Its equity price climbed by 14.34% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -1.46%.

The shares of Citigroup Inc. (C) dropped by -10.45% or -$7.86 from its last recorded high of $75.24 which it attained on September 21 to close at $67.38 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Citigroup Inc. has been trading as low as $48.42 before witnessing a massive surge by 39.16% or $18.96. This price movement has led to the C stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.06% on Monday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.67 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, C price stands 2.98% above and 5.71% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.87% which is less than the 2.01% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Citigroup Inc. with most of them predicting a $77.52 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 15.05% rise in the stock and would lead to C’s market cap to surge to $182.17B. The stock has been rated an average 1.9, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 29 analysts that track Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) and find out that 5 of them rated it as a Hold. 23 of the 24 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at C technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 66.5 point. Its trading volume has added 3287808 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 19487808 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 16200000 shares, and this is 1.2 times the normal volume.

The price of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) currently stands at $57.18 after it went up by $0.23 or 0.4% and has found a strong support at $56.91 a share. If the QCOM price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $56.65 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 0.93% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $57.56, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $57.94 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.79%. The stock has plunged by 0.27% from its 52-weeks high of $57.025 which it reached on Sep. 18, 2018. In general, it is 15.08% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $48.56 and this setback was observed on Apr. 26, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) for 1 year and it stands at an average $63.41/share. This means that it would likely increase by 10.9% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $57.025 and $57.67. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $54. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $76.7.

The QCOM stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 23.43%, which means that it is currently oversold and its prices could jump very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 3.23 which compares to the 11.85 recorded by the industry or the 24.31 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.14, which is lower than the 37.99 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -22.6% over the past five years.

Analysts view QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 26 analysts that follow QCOM and found that 15 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 11 were divided, with 11 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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