Red Hot Stocks: Eyes On Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) witnessed a 12.47% increase from the 52-week low price of $18.45 it recorded on 2018-10-26. Their shares price went up by $0.03 now trading at $20.75. Even though it is still -57.83% behind the $32.75 high touched on 2018-01-25. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -4.33% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -3.44% while it has so far retreated around -32.21% during the course of a year. The stock of VOD recorded -34.95% downtrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Vodafone Group Plc is set at $25.6. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 23.37% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 50% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 1 out of 2 rated the stock as a Buy. 1 brokerage firms of the remaining 50% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate VOD shares held by institutional investors represents 10.3% of total shares. 81 institutions entered new Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) positions, 311 added to their existing positions in these shares, 298 lowered their positions, and 71 exited their positions entirely.

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) trade volume has decreased by -13.89% as around 7,917,936 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 9,195,346. At the moment, VOD is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 3.17% above its 20-day SMA, 2.81% above its 50-day SMA, and -15.22% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 0%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 13.7% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 24.7% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) will likely come at $20.9, marking a 0.72% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $21.06, about 1.47% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $20.18, the lower end of the range. VOD’s 14-day MACD is 0.38 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 54.16, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 41.4 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 34.39 percent.

The shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has decreased by -1.31%, and now trading at $78.39 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 21,242,773. This is a rise of 7,598,373 shares over the average 13,644,400 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $78.39 went higher by 8.65% from its 52-week low of $72.15 that it attained back on 2018-04-02. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $89.3 nearly 312 days ago on 2018-01-29.

XOM stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -3.98% while its price plunged by -6.28% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -0.08% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $89.09. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 13.65% from its current trading price.7 out of 23 Wall Street analysts which represents 30.43% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 52.17 rated it as a hold, with 17.39 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 12.3%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 23.2% per year, following the -19.7% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -0.83% below its 20-day SMA, -3.34% below its 50-day SMA, and -1.93% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Exxon Mobil Corporation shares held by institutional investors is 55.3%. 69 institutions jumped in to acquire Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) fresh stake, 910 added to their current holdings in these shares, 1322 lowered their positions, and 56 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is 1.28 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 46.95, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 25.97 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 22.03 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $78.91, sporting a 0.66% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $79.44, representing nearly 1.32% premium to the current market price of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $76.4, the lower end of the range.