Where Does These Stocks Go From Here? – Morgan Stanley (MS), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

Investors making a wish list of stocks to watch should take a look at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). The stock is offering a price-to-sales ratio of 2.24. This situation may create an opportunity where long term players can win with either market bounce, or when long-term value is realized. The broad Investment Brokerage – National industry has an average P/S ratio of 5.57, which is significantly better than the sector’s 6.01. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.44 and as high as 2.62. Also, it is up from 67% of the total 704 rivals across the globe.

MS traded at an unexpectedly high level on 05/12/2017 when the stock experienced a -1.27% loss to a closing price of $52.01. The company saw 7.98 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 7.75 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Morgan Stanley (MS) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a 32.67% move, based on the high target price ($69) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $52.34 price target, but the stock is already up 29.83% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -2.55% versus recent highs ($53.37). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $38 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -26.94% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 3.98% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 15.4% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 23.1% so far this year. Additionally, MS had a day price range of $51.795 to $52.94.

Morgan Stanley (MS) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Morgan Stanley needs to grow just 1.9% to cross its median price target of $53. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are $49.87 and $46.89. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, MS is a stock with 1.8 billion shares outstanding that normally trades 0.89% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 3.19% with 0.97 average true range (ATR). MS has a beta of 1.65 and RSI is 65.76.

Investors also need to beware of the Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 1.03, which suggests that the shares are attractive compared with peers. The broad Independent Oil & Gas industry has an average P/S ratio of 77.66, which is significantly worse than the sector’s 15.42. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.67 and as high as 10.77. Also, it is up from 78% of the total 398 rivals across the globe.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Southwestern Energy Company by far traveled 24.29% versus a 1-year low price of $4.90. The share price was last seen -1.93% lower, reaching at $6.09 on May. 12, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $5.95 and $6.215. This company shares are 37.27% off its target price of $8.36 and the current market capitalization stands at $3.16B. The recent change has given its price a 2.05% lead over SMA 50 and -52.61% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 4.1% gains, 8.75% gains and 2.18% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found SWN’s volatility during a week at 5.02% and during a month it has been found around 4.51%.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Intraday Metrics

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 18.55 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 16.15 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Southwestern Energy Company Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 195.57% rally, based on the high target price ($18) for Southwestern Energy Company shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $5 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -17.9% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is down -43.72% year to date.

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