The stock of MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) is now priced at $13.21 and the shares are 1.21 points up or 10.08% higher compared to its previous closing price of $12. The stock had 1.266 million contracts set over the past session. MX shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 0.374 million shares. However, it has a float of 34.04 million and although its performance was 7.57% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the MX stock a yearly average price target of $17.25 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 30.58% with the MX share price recently placing at $12.54 to $13.5. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $13.75.
The shorts are running away from the MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the MX shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 2.26% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) raised by $0.93 over the week and gained $1.44 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $16.06. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 01/22/20.
Since 03/16/20, the stock has traded to a low of $6.3 at 109.68%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.13. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation’s two-week RSI is 70.55. This suggests that the stock is oversold at the moment and that MX shares’ price movement remains not stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 62.28% meaning the MX share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the MX stock will likely settle at between $13.63 and $14.04 per share. However, if the stock dips below $12.67, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $12.12.
Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.36. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Citigroup though raised target price of MX stock from $10.50 to $11 but maintained Neutral recommendation in their August 07 review. Citigroup analysts see the stock as a Neutral in a flash note released to investors on May 10 initiating covering the stock. Needham seeing the improvements upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy on January 13, placing it at $10.
The average rating for the MX equity is 2.33 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 3 analysts tracking MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation polled by Reuters, 1 rated MX as a hold. The remaining 2 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (2) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the MX stock price is 16.21X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands below the group’s average of 29.9. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation has its P/E ratio at 75.2, which means that the stock is currently trading at a premium relative to the 6.1 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) will decrease by about -99.9%, which will see them reach $121 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -40.27%, down from $792 million to $473 million. MX’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -85.71% to end up at $0.07 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -45.83% to record $0.26/share.