If You Could Only Choose One Stock: Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB)

13 analysts out of 18 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 5 describe it as a Hold. MCHP stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $85.47. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $83.915. Analysts have set MCHP’s consensus price at $99.5, effectively giving it a 18.45% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $130 (up 54.76% from current price levels). MCHP has a 7% ROE, higher than the 6.85% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.4%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter MCHP will have an EPS of $1.31, suggesting a -1.5% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $1.43. It means that there could be a -5.92% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 13.49% to about $5.89. As for the coming year, growth will be about 4.75%, lifting earnings to $6.17. RSI after the last trading period was 44.67. MCHP recorded a change of -0.53% over the past week and returned 16.34% over the last three months while the MCHP stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -8.21%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 16.8%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 0.93% while the shares have moved -14.31% for the past 12 months.

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) currently trades at $84, which is lower by -1.25% its previous price. It has a total of 235.3 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 2. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.99 million, worse than 2.95 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -0.53% in its price means MCHP is now 16.8% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43315 since its $104.20 52-week high price recorded on 8th of June 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -14.31 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $23.3 above the 52 week low of $60.70 set on 26th of October 2018.

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP)’s EPS was $1.66 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.36. That means that its growth in general now stands at 22%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.58 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 5%. MCHP Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.42 billion, compared to $994.21 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 42% growth rate. The company’s $-992.79 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) shares depreciated -1.62% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 0.38%. LYB’s price now at $87.44 is greater than the 50-day average of $86.63. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $98.49 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 293.94 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 371.03 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.1%, while institutional investors hold about 75% of the remaining shares. LYB share price finished last trade 0.13% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -11.34%, while closing the session with 1.04% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB) shares were last observed trading -26.76% down since May 24, 2018 when the peak of $119.39 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 2.32% puts LYB performance for the year now at 5.15%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 12.8%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is losing value with -17.93% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $86.36 and $86.9. The immediate resistance area is now $88.5 Williams’s %R (14) for LYB moved to 46.06 while the stochastic %K points at 71.19.

LYB’s beta is 1.11; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $12.02 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $8.88 billion, which was -3% versus $9.14 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.83 compared to $2.73 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -33% year-over-year earnings per share growth. LYB’s ROA is 16.9%, higher than the 7.8% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 5.32%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) are around $2.3 per share in three months through March with $2.85 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -26.05% and -14.67%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -8.96%, the target being $10.26 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 11.11%, more likely to see it hit the $11.4 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 12%. LYB ranks higher in comparison to an average of 9.44% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 7.23%.