Here’s Why Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) Stock Declined -7.48% Today

The biggest losers of the session on the Wall Street include Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ), which fell -2.71 points or -7.48% to trade at $33.54 as last check. The stock closed last session at $36.25 and sets an active trading volume day with a reported 180103 contracts so far this session. DQ shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 319.78 thousand shares, but with a 2.96 million float and a 7.5% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for DQ stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $51.67 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 54.05% from where the DQ share price has been trading recently which is between $34.87 and $36.68. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $39.

The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Analysts Estimate Daqo New Energy (DQ) to Report a Decline in Earnings: What to Look Out for” and dated May 14, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.91 over a week and tumble down $-3.8 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $71.5, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 05/22/18. The recent low of $20.35 stood for a -53.09% since 11/13/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 2.14 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.

Looking at the current readings for Daqo New Energy Corp., the two-week RSI stands at 42.9. This figure suggests that DQ 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 DQ readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 39% at this stage. This figure means that DQ share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) would settle between $37/share to $37.74/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $35.19 mark, then the market for Daqo New Energy Corp. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $34.12 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.49. 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 Credit Suisse, assumed coverage of DQ assigning Outperform rating, according to their opinion released on August 24. Tudor Pickering analysts have lowered their rating of Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ) stock from Buy to Hold in a separate flash note issued to investors on February 26. Analysts at Morgan Stanley lowered the stock to a Equal-Weight call from its previous Overweight recommendation, in a research note that dated back to November 11.

DQ equity has an average rating of 2.33, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 3 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 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. 2 analysts rated Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE:DQ) 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.

Moving on, DQ stock price is currently trading at 4.08X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 1.56 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 4.34. Daqo New Energy Corp. current P/E ratio of 7.02 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 19.33. In the past 5 years, this ratio for the stock has been fluctuating between 4.96 and 13.44.

Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -21.76% to hit $80.8 million, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 14.94% from $313220 to a noteworthy $360000. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Daqo New Energy Corp. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -88.62% to hit $0.33 per share. For the fiscal year, DQ’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -59.27% to hit $2.24 per share.