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Do Analysts Consider EMC to Be of Value?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

US-based (SPY) EMC (EMC) generated investor returns of -0.72% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, it has generated 7.5% YTD (year-to-date). The company’s share price rose by 1.3% in the trailing-five-day period and by 6.7% in the trailing-12-month period.

In comparison, Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), peer companies in the enterprise storage subsector, generated returns of 7.3%, -7.5%, and -29.3%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

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Moving averages

On July 8, 2016, EMC closed the trading day at $27.51. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 2.8% above its 100-day moving average of $26.77
  • 0.4% above its 50-day moving average of $27.40
  • 0.2% above its 20-day moving average of $27.46

Moving average convergence divergence

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a company’s short-term and long-term moving averages. EMC’s 14-day MACD is -0.03. This negative figure indicates a downward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 48, which shows that its stock is somewhat oversold. An RSI of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold, while an RSI of above 70 suggests that a stock has been overbought.

Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 30 analysts covering EMC, 13 have “buy” recommendations and 17 have “hold” recommendations on the stock. Analysts’ stock price target for the company is $29.2, with a median target estimate of $29.1. EMC is trading at a discount of 5.8% to its median target.

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