The trading price of McAfee Corp. (NASDAQ:MCFE) closed higher on Tuesday, Jan 12, closing at $18.3, 6.5% higher than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $18.33 and $19.50. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 0, while its 5Y monthly beta was 0. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $19.78 and a 52-week low of $14.8. Over the past month, the stock has gained 22.19% in value.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned MCFE a recommendation rating is 9. Out of them, 4 rate it a Hold, while 5 recommend Buy, whereas none assign an Outperform rating. None analyst(s) have tagged McAfee Corp. (MCFE) as Underperform, while not any of them advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that MCFE’s price is currently 16.38% off the SMA20 and 18.47% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 69.69, and weekly volatility stands at 4.9%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 5.52%. McAfee Corp. (NASDAQ:MCFE)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.84. With analysts defining $18-$26 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $21.56 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -7.64% off the estimated low and 33.4% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if MCFE’s share price rises to $20, which is the median consensus price. At that level, MCFE’s share price would be +2.62% above current price.

To see how McAfee Corp. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: MCFE stock’s performance was +6.5% in the latest trading, and 0% in the past year, while Paypal Holdings (PYPL) has traded +0.06% on the day and positioned +106.14% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Square (SQ) saw its stock close 0.9% higher in the most recent trading session but was up +231.37% in a year. Furthermore, Zoom Video Communications Cl A (ZM) showed an increase of 6.5% on the day while its price kept declining at 0% over the past year. McAfee Corp. has a P/E ratio of 0, compared to Paypal Holdings 89.74 and Square’s 491.4. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.04%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up +0.19% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of McAfee Corp. (NASDAQ:MCFE) indicates that the 3-month average is 1.99 Million. However, this figure has declined over the past 10 days to an average of 1.03 Million.

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Currently, records show that 157.32 Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 0.1% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 76.11%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of December 14, 2020, stood at 2.37 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 2.06 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 0.56% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in December were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 1.66 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +16.78% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.


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