Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) is -0.37 points lower today and the only thing that matters is where they go from here. You simply have to look deeper than the share price and explore the fundamentals and future growth potential. The stock value has plummeted by nearly -7.75% to $4.34 from its previous close of $4.71. 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 109360 contracts so far this session. MMLP shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 226.45 thousand shares, but with a 32.13 million float and a -7.83% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for MMLP stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $5.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 26.73% from where the MMLP share price has been trading recently which is between $4.7 and $5.03. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $5. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $6.
During the recent trading session for Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.64 over a week and surge $0.5 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $14.32, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 05/02/19. The recent low of $3.39 stood for a -69.66% since 03/09/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.32 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. At the moment, the median target price for MMLP is set at $5.5, a figure which is below the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.
Looking at the current readings for Martin Midstream Partners L.P., the two-week RSI stands at 44.34. This figure suggests that MMLP 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 MMLP readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 45.02% at this stage. This figure means that MMLP share price today is being neutral.
Technical chart claims that Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) would settle between $4.93/share to $5.14/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $4.6 mark, then the market for Martin Midstream Partners L.P. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.48 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.31. 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 B. Riley FBR, Inc., assumed coverage of MMLP assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on December 19. Stifel analysts have lowered their rating of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) stock from Buy to Hold in a separate flash note issued to investors on April 28. Analysts at Stifel are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on March 28, they lifted price target for these shares to $20 from $21.
MMLP equity has an average rating of 2.14, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 4 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 4 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 0 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. 0 analysts rated Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) 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, MMLP stock price is currently trading at 12.46X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 22.4 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 18.8. Martin Midstream Partners L.P. current P/B ratio of 0 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 2.
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -11.3% to hit $224200, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -13.6% from $972650 to a noteworthy $840000. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Martin Midstream Partners L.P. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 600% to hit $0.1 per share. For the fiscal year, MMLP’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -2247.4% to hit $-4.46 per share.