CLF stock: buy or sell

CLF stock price: $16.48 -9.20% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 18th, 2021


CLF stock brief

  • Cleveland-Cliffs stock tanked -9.20% to close at $16.48 on the stock market last Friday.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since March 2020, when it bottomed at $2.59. This uptrend marked a 536.29% gain
  • Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. operates as an independent iron ore mining company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Mining and Pelletizing, and Metallics.

Should I buy Cleveland-Cliffs stock?

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Is $CLF stock a buy?

In the current situation of Cleveland-Cliffs there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $CLF in the next few days, or that it may not climb higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Cleveland-Cliffs stock?

Knowing when to sell a stock is even more difficult than knowing when to buy it. Trading strategies give us the ability us to avoid rash decisions based on our feelings or the buzz surrounding the market. When selling, as well as buying, detailed strategies are very easy to follow but are only applicable for selling shares you already own, not for selling short $CLF stock

A guiding principle is that you should never mantain a trading operation that results in losses greater than those expected at the time of purchase. The moment to sell shares must always be dictated by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Cleveland-Cliffs stock?

In the current situation of Cleveland-Cliffs there is not any eligible sell setup, so Cleveland-Cliffs stock holders with operations in profit can keep their positions

Cleveland-Cliffs ratings

In the last 30 days, 2 analyst ratings were published for Cleveland-Cliffs. General sentiment is bullish, with 2 out of 2 posting optimistic outlooks

Cleveland-Cliffs analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Dec 22nd, 2020
KeyCorp Buy
Jan 12th, 2021
B. Riley Strong buy

Cleveland-Cliffs stock analysis

Since in March 2020, Cleveland-Cliffs has been drawing an uptrend that so far marked an amazing 536.29%. The price shows higher peaks and higher troughs, and along the way gave some buy points for those who wanted to invest. Latest pullback was in September 2020, when price bounced at $5.48. Like in all uptrends, price needs to rest and now price is consolidating the gains in a range between $18.77 and $5.48

SMAs overview

CLF stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $16.52 (0.24% above)
  • R2: $16.55 (0.42% above)
  • R3: $16.81 (2.00% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $16.47 (-0.06% below)
  • S2: $16.35 (-0.79% below)
  • S3: $16.09 (-2.37% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band last Tuesday, the price corrected downwards by 12.20%

    CLF stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    After breaking above the line of 70 yesterday, dropped back below with a reading of 59.07. This is a signal of weakness for the stock and it must tip us off of weakness in the stock price

    CLF stock RSI chart

    Cleveland-Cliffs stock price history

    Cleveland-Cliffs went public on Feb 21st, 1973 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, CLF stock has risen by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in Cleveland-Cliffs stock on the IPO, it would worth $inf today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    CLF stock price history chart

    Price target for Cleveland-Cliffs stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price forecasts are posted every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    The following table shows the price predictions released by financial institutions over the last 30 days. Again, these estimates are not direct recommendations for small investors and must not be trusted blindly.

    There are 2 price predictions published for Cleveland-Cliffs that average $18.50. Cleveland-Cliffs closed at $16.48 last Friday, that is a 10.92% than the forecasted price.

    Cleveland-Cliffs stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Dec 22nd, 2020
    KeyCorp $14.00$17.00
    Jan 12th, 2021
    B. Riley $16.00$20.00

    Earnings and financials

    Shareholders event was hosted by Cleveland-Cliffs ($CLF) last October after releasing the financial report. CLF reported earnings of $0.04 per share on sales of $1.6 billion. The Wall St estimate was $-0.10 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion.

    This compares to Earnings of $0.33 per share same quarter last year, so posted EPS means a reduction of -87.88%. Looking at revenue, figures exploded a 196.26% compared to $5.6B same quarter a year ago.

    CLF ($CLF) is hosting the Q4 earnings call mid next February. Market analysts analysts estimate of $0.17, that is a 325.00% more than Q3.

    Cleveland-Cliffs performance

    CLF performance compared
    Cleveland-Cliffs ($CLF) 22.20% 119.10% 190.70%

    Please read:
    The viewpoints published in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this report does not know the particular conditions of the reader, his or her own finances or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Viewpoints are posted for education motives only

    CLF summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Day range$16.44 - $17.73
    Previous close$18.15
    Session gain-9.20%
    Average true range$1.33
    50d mov avg$12.58
    100d mov avg$9.79
    200d mov avg$7.49
    Earnings dateFebruary 18th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Cleveland-Cliffs stock symbol?

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the CLF symbol

    Is Cleveland-Cliffs stock a buy or sell?

    Cleveland-Cliffs received 2 ratings in the last 30 days: 2 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will CLF go up?

    Cleveland-Cliffs had different price forecasts issued by analysts in the last 4 weeks forecasting the target price to $18.50. That is a 12.26% than the last price ($16.48).