These 2 Stocks Have Caught My Attention: Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW), TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI)

The price of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) went down by $-0.66 now trading at $240.22. Their shares witnessed a 50.06% increase from the 52-week low price of $160.08 they recorded on 2018-11-20. Even though it is still -8.5% behind the $260.63 high touched on 2019-02-27. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 2.51% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 37.2% while it has so far climbed around 27.43% during the course of a year. The stock of PANW recorded 27.54% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is set at $279.41. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 16.31% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 84.21% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 32 out of 38 rated the stock as a Buy. 5 brokerage firms of the remaining 13.16% rated the stock as a Hold with 1 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate PANW shares held by institutional investors represents 83.8% of total shares. 118 institutions entered new Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) positions, 377 added to their existing positions in these shares, 361 lowered their positions, and 118 exited their positions entirely.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) trade volume has decreased by -21.02% as around 1,126,691 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 1,426,518. At the moment, PANW is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 2.82% above its 20-day SMA, 11.88% above its 50-day SMA, and 16.26% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly -8.5%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 26.82% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the -30.5% decrease witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) will likely come at $241.98, marking a 0.73% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $243.75, about 1.45% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $237.75, the lower end of the range. PANW’s 14-day MACD is 0.44 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 62.13, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 36.4 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 28.81 percent.

The shares of TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has increased by 0.59%, and now trading at $11.95 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 818,179. This is a decline of -167,195 shares over the average 985,374 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $11.95 went higher by 33.22% from its 52-week low of $8.97 that it attained back on 2018-12-26. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $19.91 nearly 223 days ago on 2018-08-02.

TTMI stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 2.14% while its price climbed by 22.82% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been good for the stock, as it rose 0.17% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $18.4. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 53.97% from its current trading price.5 out of 6 Wall Street analysts which represents 83.33% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 16.67% rated it as a hold, with 0% of analysts rating it as a sell.

TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 15.1%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 9.36% per year, following the 37.5% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -1.1% below its 20-day SMA, 6.25% above its 50-day SMA, and -18.42% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate TTM Technologies, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 0%. 23 institutions jumped in to acquire TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI) fresh stake, 111 added to their current holdings in these shares, 118 lowered their positions, and 49 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.1 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 51.2, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 36.48 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 36.27 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $12.02, sporting a 0.58% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $12.09, representing nearly 1.16% premium to the current market price of TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $11.72, the lower end of the range.