Why In The World Would I Care About WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC), Trimble Inc. (TRMB)

WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) rose 2.62% 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 rally that has seen it rise 24.82% and is now up by 7.88% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 9.5% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 9.43% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 12.21%.

The shares of WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC) dropped by -1.01% or -$0.76 from its last recorded high of $75.48 which it attained on December 12 to close at $74.72 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of WEC Energy Group, Inc. has been trading as low as $58.48 before witnessing a massive surge by 27.77% or $16.24. This price movement has led to the WEC stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 0.99% on Sunday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.13 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, WEC price stands 11.21% above and 4.93% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.44% which is less than the 1.68% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of WEC Energy Group, Inc. with most of them predicting a $71.92 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -3.75% rise in the stock and would lead to WEC’s market cap to surge to $22.69B. The stock has been rated an average 2.6, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 14 analysts that track WEC Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:WEC) and find out that 9 of them rated it as a Hold. 4 of the 5 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at WEC technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 67.13 point. Its trading volume has lost -418208 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1331792 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1750000 shares, and this is 0.76 times the normal volume.

The price of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) currently stands at $38.18 after it went down by $-0.12 or -0.31% and has found a strong support at $37.47 a share. If the TRMB price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $36.76 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 3.72% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $38.64, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $39.1 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.91%. The stock has plunged by 2.51% from its 52-weeks high of $37.22 which it reached on Sep. 21, 2018. In general, it is 22.08% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $29.75 and this setback was observed on Dec. 24, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Trimble Inc. (TRMB) for 1 year and it stands at an average $44.5/share. This means that it would likely increase by 16.55% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $37.22 and $38.39. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $35. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $52.

The TRMB stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 88.64%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 3.09 which compares to the 8531.25 recorded by the industry or the 136.8 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.29, which is lower than the 31.82 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 1.5% over the past five years.

Analysts view Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) as a Buy, with 2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 12 analysts that follow TRMB and found that 3 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 9 were divided, with 9 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Trimble Inc. (TRMB) shares or sell it if they already own it.