MercadoLibre stock: buy or sell

MELI stock price: $1,807.74 -3.84% At close on Jan 26th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 27th, 2021


MercadoLibre stock brief

  • After hitting new highs last Thursday, MercadoLibre closed on Tuesday at $1,807.74 sinking a -3.84%
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since March 2020, when it bottomed at $422.22. This uptrend marked a 328.15% gain
  • MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America.

Should I buy MercadoLibre stock?

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Is $MELI stock a buy?

In the current situation of MercadoLibre there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean $MELI will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell MercadoLibre stock?

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A guiding principle is that you should never keep an investment that results in higher than expected losses at the time of the buy. When to sell your stock always has to be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell MercadoLibre stock?

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

MercadoLibre ratings

In the last 30 days, 2 brokerage ratings were published for MercadoLibre

MercadoLibre analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Jan 19th, 2021
HSBC Strong buy
Jan 20th, 2021
Citigroup Neutral

MercadoLibre stock analysis

Since in March 2020, MercadoLibre has been printing an uptrend that by now marked an amazing 328.15%. The chart shows higher highs and higher troughs, and along the way provided some entry points for those who wanted to trade in. Latest pullback was last November, when price bounced at $1,219.14. Currently, the price swings in a consolidation between its last top ($2,020.00) and its last bottom ($1,219.14)

$MELI at new All-time Highs

Last Thursday, MercadoLibre reached all-time highs (ATH) again at $2,020.00. It's the 4th time in the last 10 sessions, marking an important rally

SMAs overview

MELI stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $2,020.00 (11.74% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $1,490.67 (-17.54% below)
  • S2: $1,378.50 (-23.74% below)
  • S3: $1,270.00 (-29.75% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on January 20, the price sliced by 9.24%

    MELI stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 on Monday after just crossing to the overbough zone for 1 day (weak signal). The RSI reading on Tuesday was 54.12

    MELI stock RSI chart

    MercadoLibre stock price history

    MercadoLibre went public priced at an adjusted price1 of $21.32 on Aug 2007. Since then, MELI stock surged by 8,379.08%, with an average of 644.54% per year. An investment of $1,000USD at that time would be valued $84,790.81 today.

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

    MELI stock price history chart

    Price target for MercadoLibre stock

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

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions publish their price forecasts based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these estimates follow the release of new financial data by the company, and many times. If you are a small trader you must not trade based on these projections.

    The average price target for MercadoLibre stock calculated from the table below is $2,125.00. That is a 17.55% than the current price ($1,807.74).

    MercadoLibre stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Jan 19th, 2021
    HSBC $1,800.00$2,100.00
    Jan 20th, 2021
    Citigroup $1,300.00$2,150.00

    Earnings and financials

    MercadoLibre, Inc. ($MELI) reported quarterly earnings of $0.28 per share last November, strongly improving the Market consensus estimate of $0.17 per share. This quarterly report means an earnings surprise of 64.71%. Company's revenue resulted of $1.1 billion in contrast to $971.4 million estimated by market consensus.

    This compares to Earnings of $-2.96 per share a year ago, so reported EPS means an improvement of 109.46%. Revenue exploded a 85.02% on an annualized basis in the , from $6.0B to $11.2B last quarter.

    MercadoLibre ($MELI) is posting Q4 earnings report next Monday. Market forecasts of $0.02, compared to previous quarter that made $0.28.

    MercadoLibre performance

    MELI performance compared
    MercadoLibre ($MELI) 8.10% 38.70% 70.10%

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    MercadoLibre summary

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    Day range$1781.21 - $1908.88
    Previous close$1880
    Session gain-3.84%
    Average true range$109.04
    50d mov avg$1,625.04
    100d mov avg$1,396.02
    200d mov avg$1,157.80
    Earnings dateFebruary 8th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is MercadoLibre stock symbol?

    MercadoLibre, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the MELI symbol

    Is MercadoLibre stock a buy or sell?

    MercadoLibre received 2 ratings in the last 30 days: 1 bullish, 0 bearish and 1 neutral.

    Will MELI go up?

    MercadoLibre had different price forecasts issued by market analysts in the last month setting the target price to $2,125.00. That is a 17.55% than the last price ($1,807.74).