Stocks Lighting Up The Screens Of Investors: Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), Halliburton Company (HAL)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is still -24.08% behind the $120.75 high touched on 2018-01-23. Even though its shares witnessed a 10.72% increase from the 52-week low price of $87.9 they recorded on 2018-10-26. The price recently went up by $1.21 now trading at $97.32. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -0.96% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -12.24% while it has so far climbed around 0.43% during the course of a year. The stock of TXN recorded -6.82% downtrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Texas Instruments Incorporated is set at $110.21. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 13.24% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 46.67% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 14 out of 30 rated the stock as a Buy. 15 brokerage firms of the remaining 50% rated the stock as a Hold with 1 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate TXN shares held by institutional investors represents 87.4% of total shares. 104 institutions entered new Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) positions, 652 added to their existing positions in these shares, 594 lowered their positions, and 73 exited their positions entirely.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) trade volume has decreased by -10.28% as around 7,131,271 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 7,948,396. At the moment, TXN is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 0.56% above its 20-day SMA, -1.53% below its 50-day SMA, and -8.82% below its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 44.1%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 13.13% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 19.4% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) will likely come at $98.57, marking a 1.27% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $99.81, about 2.49% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $92.43, the lower end of the range. TXN’s 14-day MACD is 0.96 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 49.73, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 33.43 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 35.99 percent.

The shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has decreased by -5.25%, and now trading at $29.79 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 18,902,159. This is a rise of 7,913,915 shares over the average 10,988,244 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $29.79 went lower by -2.23% from its 52-week low of $30.47 that it attained back on 2018-12-06. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $57.86 nearly 318 days ago on 2018-01-23.

HAL stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -16.67% while its price plunged by -39.04% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -7.4% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $49.03. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 64.59% from its current trading price.29 out of 35 Wall Street analysts which represents 82.86% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 14.29 rated it as a hold, with 2.86 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 1.9%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 35.35% per year, following the -33% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -9.24% below its 20-day SMA, -17.86% below its 50-day SMA, and -31.51% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Halliburton Company shares held by institutional investors is 81.7%. 76 institutions jumped in to acquire Halliburton Company (HAL) fresh stake, 441 added to their current holdings in these shares, 512 lowered their positions, and 130 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.23 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 30.94, which shows that its stock has been oversold. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 45.14 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 34.76 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $30.48, sporting a 2.26% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $31.17, representing nearly 4.43% premium to the current market price of Halliburton Company (HAL). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $28.55, the lower end of the range.