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Box: Stock Returns and Analysts’ Views


May. 29 2019, Published 9:16 a.m. ET

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Box (BOX) has seen its stock fall considerably in the last year. The stock has fallen 28.6% in the last 12 months. The stock managed to gain 44% in the first two months of 2019, but fell more than 20% after disappointing fourth-quarter results. Despite Box’s volatility, the stock has risen 15.2% this year.

In the last three years, Box has outperformed broader indexes. Compounded annually, Box stock has gained 17.2% in the last three years and 1% in the last five years. The S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Power Shares QQQ ETF (QQQ) have gained 10.0% and 17.0%, respectively, in the last three years.

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How analysts view Box stock

Among the 12 analysts tracking Box, ten recommended a “buy,” while two recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts recommended a “sell.” For Box, analysts’ 12-month average target price is $24.67, while the median estimate is $25. Box stock is trading at a 29.0% discount.

Technical analysis

On May 28, Box stock closed at $19.45—4.5% below its 100-day moving average of $20.38, 1.4% below its 50-day moving average of $19.73, and 2.2% below its 20-day moving average of $19.88.

Box’s MACD

Box’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is 0.60. A stock’s MACD marks the difference between its short and long-term moving averages. The company’s positive MACD indicates an upward trading trend.

The stock’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 46 indicates that it’s trading closer to “oversold” territory. An RSI score above 70 indicates that a stock is overbought, while an RSI score below 30 indicates that a stock is oversold.


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