With the current price of $60.77, the stock of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE:RTX) concluded the trading session seeing its price drop by -0.18 points or at a loss of -0.3% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $60.95. The trading volume of RTX’s shares has a float of 1370 million shares and a weekly performance of -1.41% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $77.88 for RTX’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $59.985 and $60.9238, has a potential to gain 28.16%. But still, there are some analysts recommending a price below the agreed average price and one of them has given a target price of $62 to the stock.
The latest data released on July 31, 2020 shows that the short float in the Raytheon Technologies Corporation’s stock is trending downward as short interest in RTX shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the RTX is currently comprised of 0.84% of the float. Over the past two weeks, stock’s short interests weakened as number of shorted shares increased to shares from the previous figure of shares. Stock’s average intraday volume is now standing at shares which indicate that the days to cover the shorts are nearly.
After concluding the day’s trading, price of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE:RTX) is down -$0.87 over the week and it is $1.37 above 20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $93.47 that was attained on 02/11/20.
The stock has traded as low as $40.72 in past 52-week, and its current price is 49.28% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/18/20, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 1.35. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 46.77 as 14-days RSI of Raytheon Technologies Corporation. This means that the RTX is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 31.48%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in a neutral state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $61.13 for the RTX’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $61.5 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $60.2 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $59.62.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of -0.47 for the stock which means that it is currently in the red zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
Argus lowered its recommendation for RTX stock from Buy to Hold in a review note dated July 29. The stock gets its recommendation upgraded from Hold to Buy from the analysts at Vertical Research who assigned a target price of $77 in their July 10 note to investors.RBC Capital Mkts analysts started covering the stock with recommendation of Outperform rating on May 21, while suggesting a price target of $69 to it.
The average rating of 2.05 for RTX is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 21 analysts in it who kept tracking the Raytheon Technologies Corporation, 6 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the RTX. Out of remaining 15 analysts, 15 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 0 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
A quick look at other side of the picture shows that RTX stock is ahead of earnings per share estimates with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 15.77. Stock’s current price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 42.5 is in front of industry’s average P/S ratio of 52.7. A comparison of Raytheon Technologies Corporation’s trailing 12-months P/E ratio of 1.4 implies that it is trading above the industry’s average P/E ratio, which currently is 4.9.