No Concerns In Sight For Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA), Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has been trading as low as $19.33 before witnessing a massive surge by 21.11% or $4.08. This price movement has led to the PAA stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -1.47% on Sunday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.09 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, PAA price stands -2.21% below and 5.68% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 2.49% which is less than the 4.09% recorded over the past month. The shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. dropped by -15.49% or -$4.29 from its last recorded high of $27.7 which it attained on October 08 to close at $23.41 per share.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) rose 3.58% 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 1.96% and is now up by 16.82% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 5.5% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -5.15% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 0.82%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. with most of them predicting a $28.13 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 20.16% rise in the stock and would lead to PAA’s market cap to surge to $20.74B. The stock has been rated an average 2, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 24 analysts that track Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) and find out that 9 of them rated it as a Hold. 14 of the 15 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 PAA technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 58.52 point. Its trading volume has lost -402951 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 2637049 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 3040000 shares, and this is 0.87 times the normal volume.

The price of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) currently stands at $77.41 after it went up by $0.14 or 0.18% and has found a strong support at $75.9 a share. If the ALB price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $74.4 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 3.89% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $78.38, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $79.36 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 3.77%. The stock has plunged by 2.64% from its 52-weeks high of $75.37 which it reached on Dec. 01, 2018. In general, it is 7.13% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $71.89 and this setback was observed on Dec. 26, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Albemarle Corporation (ALB) for 1 year and it stands at an average $113.57/share. This means that it would likely increase by 46.71% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $75.37 and $77.85. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $65. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $157.

The ALB stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 70.78%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 2.48 which compares to the 175.53 recorded by the industry or the 65.48 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12.54, which is higher than the 11.24 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 4.3% over the past five years.

Analysts view Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) as a Hold, with 2.1 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 23 analysts that follow ALB and found that 5 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 18 were divided, with 16 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Albemarle Corporation (ALB) shares or sell it if they already own it.