What Analysts Think about Motorola Stock in July 2017


Aug. 1 2017, Updated 7:41 a.m. ET

Stock returns

In the trailing-12-month period, Motorola Solutions (MSI) stock has risen 30.7%. In the last month, it has risen 4.9%. Since the start of 2017, the stock has risen 9.8% after rising more than 23% in 2016 and 4% in 2015. The stock has also risen a marginal 1.2% in the last five trading days.

In comparison, shares of technology (QQQ) peers Harris Corporation (HRS), L3 Technologies (LLL), and Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) have generated returns of 32%, 18%, and 93%, respectively, in the trailing 12 months.

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 18 analysts covering MSI, ten have given it “buy” recommendations, two have given it “sell” recommendations, and six have given it “holds.”

Analysts’ stock price target for the company is $88.13, with a median target estimate of $95. MSI is trading at a discount of 4.4% to the median analyst estimate.

Moving averages

On July 28, 2017, MSI closed the trading day at $91.01. Based on that price, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 6.5% above its 100-day moving average of $85.42
  • 5% above its 50-day moving average of $86.7
  • 2.4% above its 20-day moving average of $88.9


MSI’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is ~1.08. A stock’s MACD is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. MSI’s positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

MSI has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 89, which shows that the stock has been overbought. 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.


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