How Analysts View Tech Data Corporation


Aug. 30 2016, Updated 8:04 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Tech Data (TEDC) generated investor returns of 22.2% in the trailing-12-month period and -5.9% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, it generated 10.4% YTD (year-to-date), and its share price fell by 10.8% in the trailing-five-day period.

In comparison, peer companies Ingram Micro (IM), SYNNEX (SNX), Avnet (AVT), and Arrow (ARW) generated returns of 42%, 14.4%, 8.1%, and 29.3%, respectively, in the trailing- 12-month period.

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Moving averages

On August 25, 2016, Tech Data closed the trading day at $73.28. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 1.4% below its 100-day moving average of $74.34
  • 5.3% below its 50-day moving average of $77.40
  • 7.7% below its 20-day moving average of $79.43


The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a company’s short-term and long-term moving averages. Tech Data’s 14-day MACD is -2.2. This negative figure indicates a downward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 32, which shows that its stock has been somewhat oversold. Generally, if an RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analysts’ recommendations

Of the nine analysts covering TECD’s stock, one has given it a “buy” recommendation, three have given it “sell” recommendations, and five have given it “hold” recommendations.

The analyst stock price target for the company is $72 with a median target estimate of $71.5. TECD is trading at a premium of 2.4% to its median estimate.


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