On Tap for This Week: Incyte Corporation (INCY), Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)?

Incyte Corporation (INCY) sank -0.44% 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 -7.38% and is now up by 27.47% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 10.23% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 22.76% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 24.96%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Incyte Corporation with most of them predicting a $85.63 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 5.64% rise in the stock and would lead to INCY’s market cap to surge to $18.21B. The stock has been rated an average 2, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 20 analysts that track Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) 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 INCY technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 59.36 point. Its trading volume has lost -260548 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1379452 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1640000 shares, and this is 0.84 times the normal volume.

The price of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) currently stands at $155.27 after it went down by $-2.05 or -1.3% and has found a strong support at $153.36 a share. If the LULU price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $151.46 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.45% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $157.92, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $160.58 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.41%. The stock has plunged by 0.75% from its 52-weeks high of $154.11 which it reached on Oct. 01, 2018. In general, it is 50.67% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $76.6 and this setback was observed on Feb. 14, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) for 1 year and it stands at an average $162.9/share. This means that it would likely increase by 4.91% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $154.11 and $158.67. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $100. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $200.

The LULU stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 76.34%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 6.7 which compares to the 5.58 recorded by the industry or the 131.88 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 35.27, which is lower than the 46.6 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 4.7% over the past five years.

Analysts view Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) as a Buy, with 2 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 33 analysts that follow LULU and found that 10 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 23 were divided, with 22 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) shares or sell it if they already own it.