Hot Stocks? Look Before You Leap: Molecular Templates, Inc. (MTEM), Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO)

The price of Molecular Templates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTEM) went up by $0.1 now trading at $7.2. Their shares witnessed a 125.71% increase from the 52-week low price of $3.19 they recorded on 2018-12-24. Even though it is still -19.17% behind the $8.58 high touched on 2019-05-30. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -5.88% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 31.87% while it has so far climbed around 20.6% during the course of a year. The stock of MTEM recorded 78.22% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Molecular Templates, Inc. is set at $15.25. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 111.81% from the current trading price.

9 institutions entered new Molecular Templates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTEM) positions, 28 added to their existing positions in these shares, 21 lowered their positions, and 5 exited their positions entirely.

Molecular Templates, Inc. (MTEM) trade volume has decreased by -25.1% as around 72,530 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 96,840. At the moment, MTEM is witnessing a downtrend, as it is trading -6.89% below its 20-day SMA, 1.34% above its 50-day SMA, and 33.58% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly -30.4%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 0% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 28.3% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Molecular Templates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTEM) will likely come at $7.31, marking a 1.5% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $7.42, about 2.96% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $6.78, the lower end of the range. MTEM’s 14-day MACD is -0.57 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 44.67, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 42.97 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 52.56 percent.

The shares of Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ:TPCO) has increased by 0.84%, and now trading at $8.4 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 77,151. This is a decline of -24,215 shares over the average 101,366 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $8.4 went higher by 7.55% from its 52-week low of $7.81 that it attained back on 2019-06-12. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $18.75 nearly 359 days ago on 2018-06-19.

TPCO stock hasn’t performed well over the past 30 days, as it lost -8.78% while its price plunged by -13.13% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been good for the stock, as it rose 3.59% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $16. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 90.48% from its current trading price. 2 out of 3 Wall Street analysts which represents 66.67% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 0% rated it as a hold, with 33.33% of analysts rating it as a sell.

Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ:TPCO) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 0%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go down by 0% per year, following the -18.2% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -3.32% below its 20-day SMA, -9.62% below its 50-day SMA, and -24.25% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Tribune Publishing Company shares held by institutional investors is 41.5%. 12 institutions jumped in to acquire Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) fresh stake, 33 added to their current holdings in these shares, 62 lowered their positions, and 16 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.49 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 28.82, which shows that its stock has been oversold. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 98.39 percent, which is more when compared to that of the 50-day’s 60.23 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $8.5, sporting a 1.18% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $8.6, representing nearly 2.33% premium to the current market price of Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $8.1, the lower end of the range.