The Bullseye Now Turns To Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)

A look at GOLD technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 54.3 point. Its trading volume has lost -7011137 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 10408863 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 17420000 shares, and this is 0.6 times the normal volume.

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD) dipped by -3.6% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 34.19%. The equity price rose 3.8% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that its shares have recorded a -1.94% fall over the past 30 days. Over the past 12 months the stock has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 7.64% and is now down by -3.18% since start of this year.

The shares of Barrick Gold Corporation dropped by -7.55% or -$1.07 from its last recorded high of $14.18 which it attained on October 12 to close at $13.11 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Barrick Gold Corporation has been trading as low as $9.53 before witnessing a massive surge by 37.57% or $3.58. This price movement has led to the GOLD stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -1.8% on Thursday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at -0.51 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, GOLD price stands 6.32% above and 2.55% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 2.17% which is less than the 2.91% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD) with most of them predicting a $14.15 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 7.93% rise in the stock and would lead to GOLD’s market cap to surge to $24.2B. The stock has been rated an average 2.9, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 21 analysts that track Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD) and find out that 17 of them rated it as a Hold. 2 of the 4 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

The price of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) currently stands at $124.96 after it went down by $-0.48 or -0.38% and has found a strong support at $124.13 a share. If the IFF price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $123.29 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 1.34% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $125.67, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $126.37 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.02%. The stock has plunged by 0.77% from its 52-weeks high of $124 which it reached on Jun. 11, 2018. In general, it is 2.28% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $122.11 and this setback was observed on May. 31, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) for 1 year and it stands at an average $142.23/share. This means that it would likely increase by 13.82% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $124 and $125.54. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $124. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $168.

The IFF stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 39.53%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 3.48 which compares to the 1.96 recorded by the industry or the 5.99 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.59, which is lower than the 27.94 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -0.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) as a Hold, with 2.7 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 14 analysts that follow IFF and found that 7 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 7 were divided, with 5 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 analysts advised investors to desist from buying International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) shares or sell it if they already own it.