The price of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) went up by $0.38 now trading at $39.75. Their shares witnessed a 38.07% increase from the 52-week low price of $28.79 they recorded on 2018-12-26. Even though it is still -33.91% behind the $53.23 high touched on 2018-06-05. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -1.83% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 3.68% while it has so far retreated around -23.59% during the course of a year. The stock of AMAT recorded 21.41% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Applied Materials, Inc. is set at $47.75. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 20.13% from the current trading price.
127 institutions entered new Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) positions, 487 added to their existing positions in these shares, 445 lowered their positions, and 79 exited their positions entirely.
Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) trade volume has decreased by -19.09% as around 7,463,365 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 9,223,820. At the moment, AMAT is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -3.57% below its 20-day SMA, -4.82% below its 50-day SMA, and 3.62% below its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 46.4%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 8.5% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 83% increase witnessed over the past five years.
The first technical resistance point for Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) will likely come at $40.34, marking a 1.46% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $40.92, about 2.86% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $38.7, the lower end of the range. AMAT’s 14-day MACD is -1.01 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 42.42, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 35.67 percent, which is high when compared to that of the 50-day’s 31.84 percent.
The shares of Sensata Technologies Holding plc (NYSE:ST) has increased by 1.34%, and now trading at $43.84 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 561,321. This is a decline of -236,265 shares over the average 797,586 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $43.84 went higher by 7.5% from its 52-week low of $40.78 that it attained back on 2018-12-26. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $56.28 nearly 296 days ago on 2018-08-08.
ST stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -12.21% while its price plunged by -2.23% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -2.4% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $54.23. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 23.7% from its current trading price. 10 out of 20 Wall Street analysts which represents 50% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 45% rated it as a hold, with 5% of analysts rating it as a sell.
Sensata Technologies Holding plc (NYSE:ST) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 23.6%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 11% per year, following the 27.4% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -6.82% below its 20-day SMA, -8.25% below its 50-day SMA, and -8.3% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Sensata Technologies Holding plc shares held by institutional investors is 0%. 58 institutions jumped in to acquire Sensata Technologies Holding plc (ST) fresh stake, 172 added to their current holdings in these shares, 146 lowered their positions, and 41 left no stake in the company.
The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.92 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 30.57, which shows that its stock has been oversold. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 32.88 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 28.31 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $44.04, sporting a 0.45% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $44.25, representing nearly 0.93% premium to the current market price of Sensata Technologies Holding plc (ST). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $43.13, the lower end of the range.