Today’s Picks: Back To School For Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

The price of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) went up by $7.55 now trading at $282.88. Their shares witnessed a 56.12% increase from the 52-week low price of $181.19 they recorded on 2017-12-07. Even though it is still -49.61% behind the $423.21 high touched on 2018-06-21. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 0.08% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -18.35% while it has so far climbed around 53.56% during the course of a year. The stock of NFLX recorded 47.36% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Netflix, Inc. is set at $397.95. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 40.68% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 65.12% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 28 out of 43 rated the stock as a Buy. 13 brokerage firms of the remaining 30.23% rated the stock as a Hold with 2 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate NFLX shares held by institutional investors represents 76.1% of total shares. 149 institutions entered new Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) positions, 675 added to their existing positions in these shares, 559 lowered their positions, and 95 exited their positions entirely.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) trade volume has decreased by -5.38% as around 13,037,469 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 13,779,054. At the moment, NFLX is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -1.11% below its 20-day SMA, -10.93% below its 50-day SMA, and -15.98% below its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 29.5%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 61.8% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 102.4% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will likely come at $288.35, marking a 1.9% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $293.83, about 3.73% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $261.67, the lower end of the range. NFLX’s 14-day MACD is 6.49 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 45.8, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 49.29 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 57.19 percent.

The shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) has increased by 0.14%, and now trading at $82.94 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 7,981,312. This is a rise of 1,492,614 shares over the average 6,488,698 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $82.94 went higher by 40.41% from its 52-week low of $59.07 that it attained back on 2018-06-28. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $86.31 nearly 3 days ago on 2018-12-04.

WBA stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 3.71% while its price climbed by 14.21% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -2.01% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $76.95. This means that the stock price might likely increase by -7.22% from its current trading price.8 out of 26 Wall Street analysts which represents 30.77% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 65.38 rated it as a hold, with 3.85 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 18.8%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 10.63% per year, following the 13% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a uptrend, trading 0.68% above its 20-day SMA, 6.14% above its 50-day SMA, and 19.67% above its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 64.9%. 113 institutions jumped in to acquire Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) fresh stake, 539 added to their current holdings in these shares, 671 lowered their positions, and 88 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is 0.3 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 52.8, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 23.58 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 23.05 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $84.08, sporting a 1.36% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $85.22, representing nearly 2.68% premium to the current market price of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $79.63, the lower end of the range.