Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI) is among the top losers of the stock market today, sinking -4.21% or (-0.28 points) to $6.45 from its previous close of $6.73. 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 467785 contracts so far this session. SMSI shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 496.45 thousand shares, but with a 30.36 million float and a 9.08% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for SMSI stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $7.88 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 22.17% from where the SMSI share price has been trading recently.
During the recent trading session for Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.45 over a week and surge $1.62 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $7.15, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 02/13/20. The recent low of $1.8 stood for a -9.83% since 05/03/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.74 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 Smith Micro Software, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 69.21. This figure suggests that SMSI 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 SMSI readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 84.8% at this stage. This figure means that SMSI share price today is being oversold.
Technical chart claims that Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI) would settle between $7.03/share to $7.33/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $6.55 mark, then the market for Smith Micro Software, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $6.38 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 0.46. 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, assumed coverage of SMSI assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on July 19. Needham analysts have lowered their rating of Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI) stock from Buy to Hold in a separate flash note issued to investors on October 19. Analysts at Needham released an upgrade from Hold to Buy for the stock, in a research note that dated back to February 25.
SMSI 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 Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI) 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.