United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC) concluded the trading on Thursday, Oct 15, with a fall of -1.64% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $5.5 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.77 with its price kept floating in the range of $5.35 and $5.44 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 24.82. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that UMC hit a high price of $5.91 and saw its price falling to a low level of $2.1 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 25.81% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $13.03 Billion, United Microelectronics Corporation is set to declare its quarterly results next month. UMC Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0.14 and its yield of 0.0259 are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter. Analysts are in estimates of $0.07 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $0.26 for 2020 with estimates of that growing to $0.31 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 1% for EPS and 0.19% growth next year.
In contrast, when we review UMC stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.
According to ratings assigned by 21 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 6 of them are recommending United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) as a Hold, while 13 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 1 analysts for the stock is an Outperform while number of those analysts who rated the stock as Underperform is 1, whereas none of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the UMC stock which is currently positioned at 1.24. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 11.24% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 25.98% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 63.9 while volatility remained at 3.19% over the past week which changes to 3.74% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.77, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.25. In predicting price targets of as low as $3.06 and as high as $7.8, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $5.2. Stock’s current price level is -43.44% above from estimated low price target while it is 44.18% below the estimated high; and even if the UMC’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $5.12, then the outlook of -5.36% could come to the excitement of the investors.
In comparing United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of -1.64% and that of +145.91% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) which saw its stock price fell by -0.1% in the recent trading and went through an increase of 31.7% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Adv Micro Devices (AMD) has fell -1.28% down in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 169.81%, while Ase Industrial Holding CO Ltd (ASX) is also down -1.64% however its price remained floating in the green at 145.91% over the same period. United Microelectronics Corporation has a P/E ratio of 24.82 against that of Broadcom Ltd’s 71.21 while Adv Micro Devices is showing 165.27 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was down -0.15% in the early deals while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealing lower at -0.07%.
Having a second look at United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 2.55 Million, while it jumped to 4.05 Million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock currently stood at 2.42 Billion.
Data compiled by Thomson Reuters highlights that percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 0% while it is 5.42% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of September 29, 2020, number of stock’s short shares was 754000000 which implies a short ratio of 0.33. This shows up a 0.03% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In September the standing of shares short improved as it was 488.86 Million in the previous month. Addition of +101.87% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.