The Ghost In The Stock Market Machine: Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), Geron Corporation (GERN)

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) trade volume has increased by 30.66% as around 4,600,045 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 3,520,730. At the moment, MNST is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 2.78% above its 20-day SMA, 5.34% above its 50-day SMA, and 2.55% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 25%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 16.73% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 19.3% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The last few days have been rough for Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), as its price has decreased by -1.4% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -5% while it has so far retreated around -7.58% during the course of a year. The price of the stock went up by $0.44 now trading at $58.27. Their shares witnessed a 22.39% increase from the 52-week low price of $47.61 they recorded on 2018-05-17. Even though it is still -20.49% behind the $70.21 high touched on 2018-01-29. The stock of MNST recorded -7.93% downtrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Monster Beverage Corporation is set at $62.71. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 7.62% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 64.71% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 11 out of 17 rated the stock as a Buy. 6 brokerage firms of the remaining 35.29% rated the stock as a Hold with 0 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate MNST shares held by institutional investors represents 66% of total shares. 88 institutions entered new Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) positions, 269 added to their existing positions in these shares, 275 lowered their positions, and 46 exited their positions entirely.

The first technical resistance point for Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) will likely come at $58.8, marking a 0.9% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $59.34, about 1.8% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $56.26, the lower end of the range. MNST’s 14-day MACD is 1.16 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 56.4, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 36.02 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 30.26 percent.

The shares of Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) has increased by 3.33%, and now trading at $1.55 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 3,574,377. This is a decline of -3,299,679 shares over the average 6,874,056 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $1.55 went higher by 6.16% from its 52-week low of $1.46 that it attained back on 2018-11-28. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $6.99 nearly 85 days ago on 2018-09-13.

GERN stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -12.43% while its price plunged by -13.89% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled 0% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $1.5. This means that the stock price might likely increase by -3.23% from its current trading price.0 out of 2 Wall Street analysts which represents 0% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 100 rated it as a hold, with 0 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly -19.2%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 5% per year, following the 20.2% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -1.62% below its 20-day SMA, -15.6% below its 50-day SMA, and -54.79% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Geron Corporation shares held by institutional investors is 31.1%. 27 institutions jumped in to acquire Geron Corporation (GERN) fresh stake, 76 added to their current holdings in these shares, 48 lowered their positions, and 18 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is 0.01 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 46.66, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 55.42 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 241.24 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $1.6, sporting a 3.13% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $1.65, representing nearly 6.06% premium to the current market price of Geron Corporation (GERN). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $1.43, the lower end of the range.