These Stocks Are Worth Shouting About: PBF Energy Inc. (PBF), Ventas, Inc. (VTR)

Over the past 52 weeks PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 14.1% and is now up by 5.54% since start of this year. The equity price sank -2.9% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 0.38% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -17.77% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -31.8%.

The shares of PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) dropped by -36.04% or -$19.43 from its last recorded high of $53.91 which it attained on August 10 to close at $34.48 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of PBF Energy Inc. has been trading as low as $28.25 before witnessing a massive surge by 22.05% or $6.23. This price movement has led to the PBF stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -1.29% on Sunday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.43 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, PBF price stands -19.3% below and 0.11% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 3.17% which is less than the 3.19% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of PBF Energy Inc. with most of them predicting a $44.63 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 29.44% rise in the stock and would lead to PBF’s market cap to surge to $5.42B. The stock has been rated an average 2.5, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 17 analysts that track PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) and find out that 6 of them rated it as a Hold. 8 of the 11 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 3 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at PBF technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 48 point. Its trading volume has lost -291376 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1388624 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1680000 shares, and this is 0.83 times the normal volume.

The price of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) currently stands at $64.27 after it went down by $-0.18 or -0.28% and has found a strong support at $63.13 a share. If the VTR price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $61.98 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 3.56% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $64.85, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $65.42 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.78%. The stock has plunged by 2.66% from its 52-weeks high of $62.56 which it reached on Jul. 12, 2018. In general, it is 27.57% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $46.55 and this setback was observed on Apr. 25, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Ventas, Inc. (VTR) for 1 year and it stands at an average $59.79/share. This means that it would likely increase by -6.97% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $62.56 and $64.28. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $54. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $69.

The VTR stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 79.08%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 6.18 which compares to the 8.86 recorded by the industry or the 10.37 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 44.17, which is lower than the 51.54 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 9.7% over the past five years.

Analysts view Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) as a Sell, with 3.2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 19 analysts that follow VTR and found that 14 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 5 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 4 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Ventas, Inc. (VTR) shares or sell it if they already own it.