salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) OR Broadcom Inc. (AVGO)? The Answer Might Be Easier Than You Think

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) is still -13.47% behind the $161.19 high touched on 2018-10-01. Even though its shares witnessed a 43.96% increase from the 52-week low price of $98.68 they recorded on 2017-12-26. The price recently went up by $2.82 now trading at $142.06. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 1.01% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -4.55% while it has so far climbed around 41.09% during the course of a year. The stock of CRM recorded 38.96% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for salesforce.com, inc. is set at $172.22. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 21.23% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 88.64% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 39 out of 44 rated the stock as a Buy. 5 brokerage firms of the remaining 11.36% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate CRM shares held by institutional investors represents 85.6% of total shares. 155 institutions entered new salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) positions, 644 added to their existing positions in these shares, 484 lowered their positions, and 65 exited their positions entirely.

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) trade volume has increased by 27.38% as around 9,141,463 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 7,176,254. At the moment, CRM is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 6.84% above its 20-day SMA, 1.06% above its 50-day SMA, and 4.59% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 6.6%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 32.29% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 24.2% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) will likely come at $145.16, marking a 2.14% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $148.27, about 4.19% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $129.65, the lower end of the range. CRM’s 14-day MACD is 9.33 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 56.43, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 61.41 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 53.46 percent.

The shares of Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO) has decreased by -2.07%, and now trading at $227.24 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 5,674,083. This is a rise of 2,463,013 shares over the average 3,211,070 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $227.24 went higher by 15.08% from its 52-week low of $197.46 that it attained back on 2018-07-12. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $275.7 nearly 365 days ago on 2017-12-07.

AVGO stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 3.25% while its price plunged by -11.55% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -3.39% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $287.15. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 26.36% from its current trading price.27 out of 36 Wall Street analysts which represents 75% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 25 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 44.2%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 16.31% per year, following the 12.4% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -2.49% below its 20-day SMA, -2.63% below its 50-day SMA, and -3.78% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Broadcom Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 87.5%. 151 institutions jumped in to acquire Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) fresh stake, 548 added to their current holdings in these shares, 528 lowered their positions, and 141 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.75 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 41.56, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 34.52 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 38.09 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $230.46, sporting a 1.4% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $233.67, representing nearly 2.75% premium to the current market price of Broadcom Inc. (AVGO). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $214.39, the lower end of the range.