Why Avnet, Inc. (AVT) Stock Soared 2.76% Today

Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) stock? Its price is jumping 1.09 points, trading at $40.59 levels, and is up 2.76% from its previous close of $39.5. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 316744 contracts so far this session. AVT shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 998.22 thousand shares, but with a 99.88 million float and a -3.82% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for AVT stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $38.14 per share. This means the stock has a potential decrease of -6.04% from where the AVT share price has been trading recently which is between $39.225 and $39.965. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $34. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $45.

During the recent trading session for Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.54 over a week and tumble down $-0.96 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $49.03, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 04/29/19. The recent low of $33.55 stood for a -17.21% 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 1.34 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 AVT is set at $35, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for Avnet, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 49.91. This figure suggests that AVT 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 AVT readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 43.28% at this stage. This figure means that AVT share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Avnet, Inc. (AVT) would settle between $39.9/share to $40.3/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $39.16 mark, then the market for Avnet, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $38.82 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.4. 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 SunTrust lowered their recommendation on shares of AVT from Hold to Sell in their opinion released on October 25. BofA/Merrill analysts have lowered their rating of Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on October 25. Analysts at Longbow lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Buy recommendation, in a research note that dated back to October 04.

AVT equity has an average rating of 2.47, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 8 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 5 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 3 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. 1 analysts rated Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVT) as a buy or a strong buy while 2 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, AVT stock price is currently trading at 12.87X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 30.2 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 32.5. Avnet, Inc. current P/B ratio of 1 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 1.3.