What’s Really Driving Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN) Stock Down -4.69% Today

Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:RBBN) is among the top losers of the stock market today, sinking -4.69% or (-0.24 points) to $4.94 from its previous close of $5.18. Does this decline mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 155789 contracts so far this session. RBBN shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 388.16 thousand shares, but with a 0.11 billion float and a 9.51% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for RBBN stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $8.38 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 69.64% from where the RBBN share price has been trading recently which is between $5.115 and $5.26. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $5.

The shorts are climbing into Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 30 April 2019, and the numbers show a rise in short interest in RBBN shares. While short interest still represents only 0.49% of RBBN’s float, the number of shares shorted have risen by 40733. The number of shares shorted advanced to 561064 shares, up from 520331 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 229966 shares, days to cover increased to about 1.645009 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Ribbon Communications Inc (RBBN) CEO, President & Director Franklin W Iv Hobbs Bought …” and dated May 15, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:RBBN), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.11 over a week and tumble down $-0.28 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $7.89, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 08/22/18. The recent low of $4.52 stood for a -37.43% since 05/09/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.33 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 Ribbon Communications Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 45.61. This figure suggests that RBBN 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 RBBN readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 56.58% at this stage. This figure means that RBBN share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN) would settle between $5.26/share to $5.33/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $5.11 mark, then the market for Ribbon Communications Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $5.04 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.21. 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.

RBBN equity has an average rating of 1.5, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 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 no rated it as a sell. 3 analysts rated Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:RBBN) 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, RBBN stock price is currently trading at 7.47X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 0.99 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 1.77.

Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 5.93% to hit $145500, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 3.34% from $590950 to a noteworthy $610720. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Ribbon Communications Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -21.43% to hit $0.11 per share. For the fiscal year, RBBN’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 5.17% to hit $0.61 per share.