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How Is Motorola Solutions Trading Compared to Its Moving Averages?

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 1:43 p.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

US-based (SPY) Motorola Solutions (MSI) has generated investor returns of -1.3% in the trailing-one-month period. It has generated 11.5% YTD (year-to-date) and saw returns of 4.3% in 2015. The company’s share price rose 1.5% in the trailing-five-day period and rose 11.6% in the trailing-12-month period.

By comparison, Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), and Harris (HRS), peer companies in the enterprise storage subsector, generated returns of 25%, 8.6%, and 24%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

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Moving averages

On September 27, 2016, MSI closed the trading day at $76.32. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 7.3% below its 100-day moving average of $71.1
  • 2.8% above its 50-day moving average of $74.25
  • 0.3% below its 20-day moving average of $76.57

Moving average convergence divergence

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a company’s short-term and long-term moving averages. MSI’s 14-day MACD is 0.24. This positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 56, which shows that its stock is somewhat overbought. An RSI below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold while an RSI of above 70 suggests a stock has been overbought.

Analyst recommendations

Of the 19 analysts covering MSI, four have issued “buy” recommendations, while two recommend a “sell,” and 13 have given “hold” recommendations. The analyst stock price target for the company is $74, with a median target estimate of $72.5. MSI is trading at a premium of 5.7% to its median target.

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