Still Strong, But Valuation Is An Issue: Honeywell International Inc. (HON), Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN)

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has its shares plummet by -8.45% or $15.08 from its all-time high of $178.47. The drop in the price of the shares saw it stand at $163.39 per share. HON has been trading at a low of $123.48 over the past one year but it surged by 32.32% or $39.91 to reach the $163.39 mark. Following the massive rise in stock price, HON received more attention from investors and analysts. On Wednesday, the stock dipped by -0.69%, which caused investors and analysts to worry about it. Following the plunge in price, the HON beta stands at 1.1, implying that its volatility level has gone up by -0.1 ahead of the general market. A look at the stock’s 200-day moving average shows that it is 4.46% above while its 50-day moving average shows that it is currently -5.21% below. Compared to 1.57% average daily volatility of past month, the stock’s average volatility for this week has increased by 0.52 as the volatility level currently stands at 2.09%.

Over the past seven days, the stock has witnessed a price dip by -5.26%. This massive drop in stock price has caught the attention of both investors and market traders. The stock has performed excellently over the past 52 weeks, rising by 10.12% during that time frame and is now up by 23.67% since this point this year. HON has fell by -6.91% over the past 30 days, with its equity price losing% of its value over the past ninety days. These figures add up to see the stock record a growth of 9.73% over the past six months.

Market analysts from research firms still remain bullish about the short-term performance of HON. Most of them are of the view that the stock would be able to reach $183.84 over the next 12 months. If that happens, then the stock would witness a 12.52% rise in its price and that would see the stock’s market cap hit an astonishing $133 Billion. Analysts view this stock as a bullish at the moment as its average rating is 1.9. According to Reuters, most of the 24 analysts covering the stock at the moment believe it is a Buy. 5 of them rated HON as a Hold while 19 of them either rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy. However, 0 of them advised investors to sell the stock if they have it or shouldn’t buy it if they don’t possess any.

The stock’s technical analysis reveals that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is currently in a neutral position as it was able to attain 32.85 points. Over the past three months, the trading volume has jumped massively, by roughly ????118.45%???, with the trading volume now standing at 3062746 shares. The increase of 672746 shares in trading volume shows that traders and investors have shown more interest in the stock over the past few weeks. During that trading session, the average trading volume of HON was 2390000 shares, which is more than 1.28 times higher than its usual trading volume.

Analysts have set a 1-year price target for this stock, with most of them expecting it to reach $36.19/share over the next 12 months. If that happens, then JWN would witness a 20.03% rise from its current price. Not all analysts believe it would hit that target though, as some of them expect it to trade lower, as low as $29 per share. In the same breath, one analyst believes that the stock is set to soar even higher than expected, as the price target was set at $52.

The stock is currently oversold as its Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 29.56%, which implies that a jump in price could be experienced soon. Its shares P/S ratio is below the 2.66 industry average and below the 387.99 by the wider market, as JWN’s P/S ratio currently stands at 0.3. The stock’s estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple is 8.63 which is also below the 12-month price-earnings (P/E) which stands at 9.85. Nordstrom, Inc. has experienced a fall in its earnings, recording an decrease rate of -2.4% in each quarter over the past five years.

The stock has an average rating of 3 which means that it has been rated as a Sell by most analysts. The stock is being covered by 22 analysts who gave a consensus recommendation of 3 which implies that it is currently in a bull/bear situation. Reuters looked into analysts covering Nordstrom, Inc., and 17 of them believe that the stock is a Hold at the moment. 5 of the analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while the remaining analysts (3) rated it as a sell at the moment.