Here’s Why BEST Inc. (BEST) Soared As Much As 5.13% Today

Big changes are happening at BEST Inc. (NYSE:BEST), which makes the stock worth watching today. The company is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 5.13% or (0.25 points) to $5.22 from its previous close of $4.97. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 759068 contracts so far this session. BEST shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.2 million shares, but with a 0.17 billion float and a -0.8% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for BEST stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $6.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 24.52% from where the BEST share price has been trading recently which is between $4.65 and $5. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $¥26.41. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $¥57.67.

During the recent trading session for BEST Inc. (NYSE:BEST), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.21 over a week and tumble down $-0.27 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $6.86, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 05/03/19. The recent low of $3.77 stood for a -23.83% since 12/26/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to. At the moment, the median target price for BEST is set at $¥46.32, a figure which is above the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for BEST Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 54.76. This figure suggests that BEST stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current BEST readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 28.86% at this stage. This figure means that BEST share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that BEST Inc. (BEST) would settle between $5.1/share to $5.22/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $4.75 mark, then the market for BEST Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.52 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.01. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Bernstein lowered their recommendation on shares of BEST from Mkt Perform to Underperform in their opinion released on August 20. KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts have lowered their rating of BEST Inc. (NYSE:BEST) stock from Overweight to Sector Weight in a separate flash note issued to investors on August 16. Analysts at Bernstein lowered the stock to a Mkt Perform call from its previous Outperform recommendation, in a research note that dated back to April 23.

BEST equity has an average rating of 2.27, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 8 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 7 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 6 analysts rated BEST Inc. (NYSE:BEST) as a buy or a strong buy while 1 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, BEST stock price is currently trading at 2.27X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 22.6. BEST Inc. current P/B ratio of 3.5 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 2.2.

BEST Inc. (BEST)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 21.2% to hit $1.29 billion, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 25.3% from $4.12 billion to a noteworthy $5.17 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, BEST Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 100% to hit $0 per share. For the fiscal year, BEST’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 123.5% to hit $0.04 per share.