Don’t Let Volatile Stocks Put You off DexCom, Inc. (DXCM), Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL)

Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) has been trading as low as $53.3 before witnessing a massive surge by 179.64% or $95.75. This price movement has led to the DXCM stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -2.41% on Wednesday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.8 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, DXCM price stands 24.52% above and 12.59% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 3.83% which is more than the 3.53% recorded over the past month. The shares of DexCom, Inc. dropped by -4.36% or -$6.8 from its last recorded high of $155.85 which it attained on February 12 to close at $149.05 per share.

DexCom, Inc. (DXCM) rose 2.68% 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 172.54% and is now up by 24.42% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 4.42% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -0.27% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 20.34%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of DexCom, Inc. with most of them predicting a $150.13 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 0.72% rise in the stock and would lead to DXCM’s market cap to surge to $13.19B. The stock has been rated an average 1.9, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 20 analysts that track DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) and find out that 6 of them rated it as a Hold. 14 of the 14 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at DXCM technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 58.92 point. Its trading volume has added 114980 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1614980 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1500000 shares, and this is 1.08 times the normal volume.

The price of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) currently stands at $4.71 after it went down by $0 or 0% and has found a strong support at $4.69 a share. If the MXWL price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $4.68 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 0.64% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $4.72, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $4.74 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 5.66%. The stock has plunged by 0.42% from its 52-weeks high of $4.69 which it reached on Mar. 20, 2018. In general, it is 62.42% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $1.77 and this setback was observed on Dec. 19, 2018.

The MXWL stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 99.05%, which means that it is currently overbought and its prices could dip very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 1.76 which compares to the 5.08 recorded by the industry or the 40.49 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 0, which is lower than the 0 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -24.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) as a Buy, with 2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 4 analysts that follow MXWL and found that 3 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 1 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL) shares or sell it if they already own it.