Red Robin: Surprise Surprise Amphenol Corporation (APH), Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)?

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) average daily volatility for this week is 1.01% which is less than the 1.1% recorded over the past month. Its shares dropped by -3.32% or -$3.24 from its last recorded high of $97.56 which it attained on September 14 to close at $94.32 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Amphenol Corporation has been trading as low as $74.95 before witnessing a massive surge by 25.84% or $19.37. This price movement has led to the APH stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.13% on Thursday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.91 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, APH price stands 5.9% above and 7.23% above respectively.

Amphenol Corporation (APH) rose 1.01% 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 16.42% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 2.99% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 12.45% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -2.47%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Amphenol Corporation with most of them predicting a $99.9 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 5.92% rise in the stock and would lead to APH’s market cap to surge to $29.95B. The stock has been rated an average 2, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 11 analysts that track Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) and find out that 3 of them rated it as a Hold. 8 of the 8 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 APH technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 65.2 point. Its trading volume has lost -286321 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1023679 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1310000 shares, and this is 0.78 times the normal volume.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) for 1 year and it stands at an average $76.53/share. This means that it would likely increase by 11.77% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $67.48 and $68.745. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $58. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $100.

The KSS stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 45.32%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.57 which compares to the 2.46 recorded by the industry or the 136.96 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 11.15, which is lower than the 14.11 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 0.7% over the past five years.

Analysts view Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) as a Hold, with 2.4 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 20 analysts that follow KSS and found that 10 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 10 were divided, with 9 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) shares or sell it if they already own it.