Why Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG) Stock is Down Almost -2.87% Today

What just happened? Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG) stock value has plummeted by nearly -2.87% or (-0.09 points) to $3.05 from its previous close of $3.14. 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 1627181 contracts so far this session. CIG shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 3.6 million shares, but with a 1.16 billion float and a -10.8% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for CIG stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $4 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 31.15% from where the CIG share price has been trading recently which is between $3.12 and $3.27. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $3.53.

The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais – CEMIG — Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais – CEMIG” and dated May 07, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.42 over a week and tumble down $-0.5 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $3.98, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/27/19. The recent low of $1.56 stood for a -23.37% since 09/14/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.32 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less 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 Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais, the two-week RSI stands at 26.71. This figure suggests that CIG stock, for now, is overbought, meaning that the shares are not stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current CIG readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 8.64% at this stage. This figure means that CIG share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG) would settle between $3.23/share to $3.33/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $3.08 mark, then the market for Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $3.03 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.2. 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 JP Morgan raised their recommendation on shares of CIG from Neutral to Overweight in their opinion released on April 10. Citigroup analysts have lowered their rating of Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG) stock from Neutral to Sell in a separate flash note issued to investors on January 16. Analysts at Goldman lowered the stock to a Sell call from its previous Neutral recommendation, in a research note that dated back to January 03.

CIG equity has an average rating of 2, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 2 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 1 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. 1 analysts rated Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG) 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, CIG stock price is currently trading at 9.24X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 0.91 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 2.19. Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais current P/E ratio of 13.14 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 14.66. In the past 5 years, this ratio for the stock has been fluctuating between 3.1 and 28.6.