Why BlackBerry Limited (BB) Stock is Down Almost -2.5% Today

What just happened? BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) stock value has plummeted by nearly -2.5% or (-0.15 points) to $5.85 from its previous close of $6. 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 2655799 contracts so far this session. BB shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 4.81 million shares, but with a 0.54 billion float and a -2.12% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for BB stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $8.02 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 37.09% from where the BB share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.16 over a week and tumble down $-0.97 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $10.29, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 03/29/19. The recent low of $4.86 stood for a -43.15% since 09/10/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.79 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 BlackBerry Limited, the two-week RSI stands at 37.72. This figure suggests that BB 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 BB readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 8.24% at this stage. This figure means that BB share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that BlackBerry Limited (BB) would settle between $6.05/share to $6.1/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $5.95 mark, then the market for BlackBerry Limited becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $5.9 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.1. 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 raised their recommendation on shares of BB from Underperform to Neutral in their opinion released on November 04. TD Securities analysts again handed out a Buy recommendation to BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) stock but they lifted target price for the shares in a flash note issued to investors on September 25. The target price has been raised from $14.50 to $10. Analysts at RBC Capital Mkts are sticking to their Sector Perform stance. However, on September 25, they lifted price target for these shares to $7.50 from $9.

BB equity has an average rating of 2.83, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 11 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 8 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 3 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. 2 analysts rated BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) as a buy or a strong buy while 1 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, BB stock price is currently trading at 40.27X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 32.4. BlackBerry Limited current P/B ratio of 1.3 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 11.5.

BlackBerry Limited (BB)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 15.6% to hit $297150, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 20.1% from $916000 to a noteworthy $1.1 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, BlackBerry Limited is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -63.6% to hit $0.04 per share. For the fiscal year, BB’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -66.7% to hit $0.08 per share.