Why NOW Inc. (DNOW) Stock Rose, Up To 4.39%, in Trade Today

NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) is among the top gainers of the stock market today, skyrocketing 4.39% or (0.45 points) to $10.71 from its previous close of $10.26. 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 284936 contracts so far this session. DNOW shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 907.05 thousand shares, but with a 0.11 billion float and a -3.57% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for DNOW stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $14 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 30.72% from where the DNOW share price has been trading recently which is between $10.14 and $10.36. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $10. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $18.

During the recent trading session for NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.03 over a week and tumble down $-1.64 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $16.47, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 10/16/18. The recent low of $10 stood for a -34.97% since 09/10/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.41 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 DNOW is set at $13.5, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for NOW Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 42.12. This figure suggests that DNOW 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 DNOW readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 15.33% at this stage. This figure means that DNOW share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that NOW Inc. (DNOW) would settle between $10.37/share to $10.47/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $10.15 mark, then the market for NOW Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $10.03 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 Cowen lifted target price for shares of DNOW but were stick to Market Perform recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on August 05. The price target has been raised from $11 to $10. CapitalOne analysts bumped their rating on NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) stock from Equal Weight to Overweight in a separate flash note issued to investors on August 02. Analysts at Stifel are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on August 03, they lifted price target for these shares to $19 from $15.

DNOW equity has an average rating of 2.63, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 10 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 6 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 4 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 4 analysts rated NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.