Hoping For A Higher Take: Cerner Corporation (CERN), AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has its shares plummet by -6.38% or $4.88 from its all-time high of $76.47, with CERN attaining that price back on July 12, 2019. The drop in the price of the shares saw it stand at $71.59 per share. CERN has been trading at a low of $48.78 over the past one year but it surged by 46.76% or $22.81 to reach the $71.59 mark. Following the massive rise in stock price, CERN received more attention from investors and analysts. On Sunday, the stock dipped by -0.72%, which caused investors and analysts to worry about it. Following the plunge in price, the CERN beta stands at 0.94, implying that its volatility level has gone down by 0.0600000000000001 back of the general market. A look at the stock’s 200-day moving average shows that it is 6.98% above while its 50-day moving average shows that it is currently 5.71% above. Compared to 1.64% average daily volatility of past month, the stock’s average volatility for this week has increased by 0.4 as the volatility level currently stands at 2.04%.

Over the past seven days, the stock has witnessed a price surge by 4.56%. This massive rise 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 22.59% during that time frame and is now up by 36.52% since this point this year. CERN has surged by 5.12% over the past 30 days, with its equity price gaining% of its value over the past ninety days. These figures add up to see the stock record a growth of 3.63% over the past six months.

Market analysts from research firms still remain bullish about the short-term performance of CERN. Most of them are of the view that the stock would be able to reach $75.65 over the next 12 months. If that happens, then the stock would witness a 5.67% rise in its price and that would see the stock’s market cap hit an astonishing $24 Billion. Analysts view this stock as a bearish at the moment as its average rating is 2.2. According to Reuters, most of the 21 analysts covering the stock at the moment believe it is a Buy. 6 of them rated CERN as a Hold while 14 of them either rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy. However, 1 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 68.68 points. The trading volume now standing at 1104979 shares. The decrease of -855021 shares in trading volume shows that traders and investors have shown less interest in the stock over the past few weeks. During that trading session, the average trading volume of CERN was 1960000 shares, which is more than 0.56 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 $17.27/share over the next 12 months. If that happens, then AGNC would witness a -0.29% rise from its current price. The price of the stock has been moving between $17.25 and $17.35. Not all analysts believe it would hit that target though, as some of them expect it to trade lower, as low as $16 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 $19.

The stock has an average rating of 2.7 which means that it has been rated as a Hold by most analysts. The stock is being covered by 9 analysts who gave a consensus recommendation of 2.7 which implies that it is currently in a neutral situation. Reuters looked into analysts covering AGNC Investment Corp., and 5 of them believe that the stock is a Hold at the moment. 4 of the analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while the remaining analysts (0) rated it as a sell at the moment.