Over the past 52 weeks American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 28.02% and is now up by 9.74% since start of this year. The equity price sank -0.76% 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 6.22% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 10.65% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 12.07%.
The shares of American Campus Communities, Inc. (ACC) dropped by -2.11% or -$0.98 from its last recorded high of $46.4 which it attained on January 30 to close at $45.42 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of American Campus Communities, Inc. has been trading as low as $34.52 before witnessing a massive surge by 31.58% or $10.9. This price movement has led to the ACC stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -1.2% on Tuesday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.43 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, ACC price stands 8.92% above and 4.88% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.16% which is less than the 1.58% recorded over the past month.
Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of American Campus Communities, Inc. with most of them predicting a $44.36 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -2.33% rise in the stock and would lead to ACC’s market cap to surge to $6.1B. The stock has been rated an average 2.5, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 12 analysts that track American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) and find out that 6 of them rated it as a Hold. 5 of the 6 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 ACC technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 57.39 point. Its trading volume has added 360168 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1163658 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 803490 shares, and this is 1.45 times the normal volume.
The price of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) currently stands at $1127.58 after it went up by $25.46 or 2.31% and has found a strong support at $1114.77 a share. If the GOOGL price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $1101.97 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.27% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $1136.62, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $1145.67 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.9%. The stock has plunged by 1.47% from its 52-weeks high of $1111.01 which it reached on Jul. 27, 2018. In general, it is 13.3% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $977.66 and this setback was observed on Dec. 24, 2018.
Analysts have predicted a price target for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) for 1 year and it stands at an average $1339.8/share. This means that it would likely increase by 18.82% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $1111.01 and $1132.86. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $1100. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $1500.
The GOOGL stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 44.6%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 5.73 which compares to the 5.65 recorded by the industry or the 136.2 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 20.58, which is lower than the 25.8 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 19.6% over the past five years.
Analysts view Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) as a Buy, with 1.6 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 44 analysts that follow GOOGL and found that 1 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 43 were divided, with 43 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) shares or sell it if they already own it.