Technically Speaking For February 14: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC), Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)

Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) has been trading as low as $5.05 before witnessing a massive surge by 109.9% or $5.55. This price movement has led to the LSCC stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 29.58% on Wednesday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.19 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, LSCC price stands 54.61% above and 48.85% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 5.43% which is more than the 3.72% recorded over the past month. The shares of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation advanced by 19.1% or -$-1.7 from its last recorded high of $8.9 which it attained on February 13 to close at $10.6 per share.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) rose 33.17% 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 76.37% and is now up by 53.18% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 43.05% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 81.82% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 36.6%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation with most of them predicting a $8.6 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -18.87% rise in the stock and would lead to LSCC’s market cap to surge to $1.11B. The stock has been rated an average 1.8, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 4 analysts that track Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) and find out that 1 of them rated it as a Hold. 3 of the 3 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 LSCC technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a overbought zone after reaching 89.62 point. Its trading volume has added 13616912 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 14766912 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1150000 shares, and this is 12.84 times the normal volume.

The price of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) currently stands at $2.9 after it went up by $0.16 or 5.84% and has found a strong support at $2.72 a share. If the AVP price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $2.55 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 12.07% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $3.01, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $3.13 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 8.11%. The stock has plunged by 8.28% from its 52-weeks high of $2.66 which it reached on Apr. 06, 2018. In general, it is 55.17% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $1.3 and this setback was observed on Dec. 26, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) for 1 year and it stands at an average $2.34/share. This means that it would likely increase by -19.31% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $2.66 and $2.95. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $1.5. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $3.

The AVP stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 79.59%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.22 which compares to the 8.36 recorded by the industry or the 6.11 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 25.44, which is higher than the 10.9 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -18% over the past five years.

Analysts view Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) as a Buy, with 0 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 10 analysts that follow AVP and found that 7 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 3 were divided, with 3 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) shares or sell it if they already own it.