MP Materials Corp. (NYSE:MP) shares, rose in value on Thursday, Apr 08, with the stock price up by 3.9% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $35.44.
Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $34.11, falling within a range of $34.65 and $36.20. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 0 whereas the PE ratio is 0 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $51.77, and the low was $9.78. On the whole, MP has fluctuated by -10.45% over the past month.
5 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 2 analyst(s), 3 recommend it as a Buy and no body called the MP stock Outperform. In the meantime, none analyst(s) believe the stock as Underperform and none think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of MP currently trading nearly -8.31% and -7.34% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 45.83, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 6.2% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 8.99%. Furthermore, MP Materials Corp. (MP)’s beta value is 0, and its average true range (ATR) is 3.95. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $45.6 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $37 and a high of $57. Based on these price targets, the low is 4.4 off current price, whereas the price has to move +60.84% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $46 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents an increase of +29.8% from the current levels.
A comparison of MP Materials Corp. (MP) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. MP showed an intraday change of +3.9% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it dropped by 0%. In comparison, Bhp Billiton Ltd (BHP) has moved lower at -0.05% today and is up +82.9% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) has risen 0.29% today. The stock, however, is off 74.47% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 390% for Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 0% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 0 for MP Materials Corp., compared to 25.89 for Bhp Billiton Ltd, and 13.34 for Rio Tinto Plc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 0.29%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial weakened by -0.03%.
Data on historical trading for MP Materials Corp. (NYSE:MP) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 6.88 Million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 5.97 Million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 170.74 Million shares outstanding.
Nearly 19.95% of MP Materials Corp.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 61.39% of the company’s shares, according to Thomson Reuters’ data. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 7.43 Million shares as on March 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 1.17. According to the data, the short interest in MP Materials Corp. (MP) stood at 4.35% of shares outstanding as of March 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in February reached 4.77 Million. The stock has risen by +6.03% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the MP stock heading into the next quarter.
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