Alexco Resource Corp. (AXU) And Medallia Inc. (MDLA) Are Stocks To Watch

Alexco Resource Corp. (NYSE:AXU) stock opened at $1.72 in recent trading session and has moved within a range spread between a low of $1.65 and a high of $1.77. When we look at the daily trading volume, traded Alexco Resource Corp. shares reached 864011.0, slightly lower than its 90-day average trading volume of 1.38 million. The company has a market cap of $202.99 million. AXU stock lost -2.84% on the day to settle at $1.71 with a 3.27% short float and a short ratio of 2.71.

Analysts give Alexco Resource Corp. (AXU) a recommended stock rating of 4.50 to suggest the stock is a great Strong Buy at the moment. Short term prospects for the stock appear exciting, with the distance to its 20-day simple moving average at -19.72% and the price target is given a consensus estimate of $1.86, about -0.42 down on the current stock price at $1.71. The weekly performance stands at -2.29% lower and -22.62% over the past one month. However, its overall year-to-date performance is down by -26.29% and 46.15% over the last 12 months.

If we break down the company’s shareholders to find out who the top AXU holders are, we note that insiders hold only 3.91% of the shares. The major holders are institutions that hold 17.76% of the company’s shares, specifically spread out among 66 institutional holders. 18.49% of the share float is held by these institutions, of which the top three include are Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd., ETF Managers Group, LLC and Renaissance Technologies, LLC. The Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. currently holds 2.2 million shares (about 1.85% of shares outstanding) valued at over $3.81 million as reported last on Sep 29, 2019. ETF Managers Group, LLC and Renaissance Technologies, LLC hold 1.2 million and 972585.0 shares valued at over $2.07 million and $1.68 million respectively. The two company’s shares make up 1.00% and 0.82% of the total Alexco Resource Corp. (AXU) shares outstanding, respectively. The three top holders share value combine to more than $7.56 million.

Analysts on Wall Street have given the AXU stock a steady of Overweight for the last 3 months, with the current consensus rating among 4 polled analysts putting it at 4.50. 0 analysts have said the stock is a sell or underperform, while only 1 rate it as overweight. A further 1 rate the stock as a Hold, while 2 have rated it as a Buy.

In terms of the stock price, analysts have given the stock a 12-month consensus price target of $1.71, with the low at $2.19 and the high at $2.75. The median price of $2.45 suggests that analysts predict the stock will gain by 30.2% over the year from the last trading price. If the stock climbs to hit the high price target, then the company’s share price would have surged by an impressive 37.82% over the next 12 months. Even hitting the consensus low price we would still see the stock rise 21.92% from its current price level.

Medallia Inc. (NYSE: MDLA) is undervalued, analysts say as the stock’s 4.70 rating makes it a Strong Buy. Meanwhile, the stock that has jumped to $28.01 by losing -0.83 in Tuesday’s market deals, received rating change over the recent past. Robert W. Baird Initiated the Outperform rating and set the stock’s price target to $40. William Blair Initiated the stock to Outperform and has the MDLA stock. On August 13, 2019, Wells Fargo issued an Initiated for Medallia Inc. (NYSE:MDLA) to Outperform. Analysts, on average, believe could hit $45 per share within one year. The target price suggests that the company shares have a 0.0 downside potential compared to its last price at the close of trade at $28.84 (up 0.3% on day’s opening price on 02/04/20).

So, what do analysts say about a stock that has dropped -9.96% year-to-date? Data shows that 12 analysts observing Medallia Inc.’s stock have recommended MDLA as a Buy. 9 of 12 say it is a buy, while 1 rate the stock as a overweight. The remaining 2 recommend investors Hold. The median price target for the stock is $45.00, with the range between a low of $37.00 and a high of $55.00. Shares outstanding sit at 131.20M while the public float is currently at 117.22M shares.

The average analyst ratings momentum for the stock is 4.70 and has remained 4.67 and 4.67 a month ago and 2 months ago, respectively. We focus on changes in the sentiment portrayed by analysts over a given timeframe to get a pointer regarding the stock’s future price movements. If we look at the stock’s most recent price movements, the SMA20 is at a distance of -9.37% while enlarging that period further brings the SMA50 and SMA200 to -9.28% and -12.37% respectively.

In terms of volatility relative to the latest price change, MDLA has a relative strength index (RSI) of 37.34 while the ATR figure stands at 1.39. Over the last week, the stock’s price tumbled only -5.44% although that falls to -6.51% over the month. Investors are encouraged by the positive sales in the quarter over quarter returns that currently stand at 27.00%. Sentiment is however tempered due to the -5.91% in quarter-over-quarter earnings a share. The Technology company’s gross margin over the year has reached 64.30% while net margin remained -23.90%.