Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Stock Is 8.65% Higher Today, What Just Happened?

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) is one of the best performers on the stock market today. At current price of $5.65, the shares have already added 0.45 points (8.65% higher) from its previous close of $5.2. Should you buy or avoid them? The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 256807 contracts so far this session. OMI shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.62 million shares, but with a 60.53 million float and a 3.17% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for OMI stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $4.88 per share. This means the stock has a potential decrease of -13.63% from where the OMI share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.57 over a week and surge $0.35 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $8.43, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 11/09/19. The recent low of $2.43 stood for a -32.98% since 07/23/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.42 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 Owens & Minor, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 55.32. This figure suggests that OMI 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 OMI readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 76.55% at this stage. This figure means that OMI share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) would settle between $5.38/share to $5.55/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $5.04 mark, then the market for Owens & Minor, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $4.87 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.22. 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 BofA/Merrill lifted target price for shares of OMI but were stick to Neutral recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on September 06. The price target has been raised from $4 to $7.50. BofA/Merrill analysts again handed out a Neutral recommendation to Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on April 10. The target price has been raised from $7 to $4.50. Analysts at UBS, made their first call for the equity with a Neutral recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to January 17.

OMI equity has an average rating of 3.24, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 5 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 4 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 0 analysts rated Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) as a buy or a strong buy while 4 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -2.2% to hit $2.49 billion, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -0.1% from $9.84 billion to a noteworthy $9.83 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Owens & Minor, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 155.6% to hit $0.23 per share. For the fiscal year, OMI’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -52.2% to hit $0.55 per share.