Stocks Getting Their Groove Back: PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (PAGS), YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM)

PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS) rose 6.62% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline 0% and is now up by 16.87% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 2.05% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -15.19% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -16.93%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of PagSeguro Digital Ltd. with most of them predicting a $31.16 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 42.35% rise in the stock and would lead to PAGS’s market cap to surge to $10.25B. The stock has been rated an average 2.4, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 13 analysts that track PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS) and find out that 4 of them rated it as a Hold. 7 of the 9 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at PAGS technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 56.44 point. Its trading volume has lost -2010367 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1269633 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 3280000 shares, and this is 0.39 times the normal volume.

Analysts have predicted a price target for YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) for 1 year and it stands at an average $94.32/share. This means that it would likely increase by 3.72% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $89.01 and $90.95. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $76. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $105.

The YUM stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 71.1%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 5.02. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 23.89, which is higher than the 15.25 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 8.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) as a Hold, with 2.4 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 24 analysts that follow YUM and found that 13 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 11 were divided, with 11 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) shares or sell it if they already own it.