Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) stock? Its price is jumping 0.45 points, trading at $10.15 levels, and is up 4.64% from its previous close of $9.7. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 147006 contracts so far this session. CAMP shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 326.91 thousand shares, but with a 32.78 million float and a -1.82% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for CAMP stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $16.81 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 65.62% from where the CAMP share price has been trading recently which is between $9.66 and $9.81. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $11. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $24.
During the recent trading session for CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.32 over a week and tumble down $-1.43 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $20.79, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/11/18. The recent low of $9.35 stood for a -51.18% since 08/28/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 2.01 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater 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 CAMP is set at $16.5, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.
Looking at the current readings for CalAmp Corp., the two-week RSI stands at 45.29. This figure suggests that CAMP 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 CAMP readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 11.36% at this stage. This figure means that CAMP share price today is being overbought.
Technical chart claims that CalAmp Corp. (CAMP) would settle between $9.79/share to $9.87/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $9.64 mark, then the market for CalAmp Corp. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $9.57 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.13. 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 Northland Capital raised their recommendation on shares of CAMP from Market Perform to Outperform in their opinion released on June 28. Goldman analysts have lowered their rating of CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) stock from Neutral to Sell in a separate flash note issued to investors on May 29. Analysts at Craig Hallum are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on May 01, they lifted price target for these shares to $16 from $17.
CAMP equity has an average rating of 2.21, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 9 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 3 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 6 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. 5 analysts rated CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) 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, CAMP stock price is currently trading at 11.09X 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 33. CalAmp Corp. current P/B ratio of 1.7 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 3.3.