Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) is -1.02 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 -4.81% to $20.18 from its previous close of $21.2. 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 154882 contracts so far this session. BLBD shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 123.7 thousand shares, but with a 15.14 million float and a -1.81% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for BLBD stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $24.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 21.41% from where the BLBD share price has been trading recently.
During the recent trading session for Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.66 over a week and tumble down $-1.59 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $23.99, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 08/01/20. The recent low of $16.37 stood for a -15.88% since 08/03/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.09 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 Blue Bird Corporation, the two-week RSI stands at 43.99. This figure suggests that BLBD 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 BLBD readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 67.39% at this stage. This figure means that BLBD share price today is being neutral.
Technical chart claims that Blue Bird Corporation (BLBD) would settle between $21.67/share to $22.13/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $20.88 mark, then the market for Blue Bird Corporation becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $20.55 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.11. 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 Stifel raised their recommendation on shares of BLBD from Hold to Buy in their opinion released on May 13. Stifel analysts have lowered their rating of Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) stock from Buy to Hold in a separate flash note issued to investors on February 09. Analysts at Stifel are sticking to their Buy stance. However, on May 12, they lifted price target for these shares to $22 from $20.
BLBD 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, 0 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 Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD) 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, BLBD stock price is currently trading at 10.05X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 23.6 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 14. Blue Bird Corporation current P/B ratio of 0 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 1.5.