MU stock: buy or sell

MU stock price: $79.51 -2.18% At close on Jan 26th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 27th, 2021

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MU stock brief

  • Counting on Tuesday, it's been 3 consecutive sessions in red for Micron. Price closed on Tuesday at $79.51 after going down a -2.18%.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since August 2020, when it bottomed at $42.25. This rally marked a 88.19% gain
  • Micron Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells memory and storage products worldwide.

Should I buy Micron stock?

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Is $MU stock a buy?

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

Should I sell Micron stock?

Knowing when to sell a stock is even more difficult than knowing when to buy it. Much like when we have to buy shares, choosing when is appropiate to sell is not a whimsy decision, and we must adhere our own trading strategy. When selling, as well as buying, detailed setups are very easy to use and are only applicable for selling shares you already own, not for shorting $MU stock

As a golden rule, you should never mantain an open trade that leads to greater losses than those expected at the time of purchase. The timing to sell your stock should always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Micron stock?

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

Micron ratings

In the last month, 20 ratings were published for Micron. General sentiment is bullish, with 16 out of 20 publishing optimistic forecasts

Micron analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Dec 28th, 2020
Mizuho Strong buy
Jan 4th, 2021
Morgan Stanley Buy
Jan 5th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft NeutralStrong buy
Royal Bank of Canada BuyBuy
Smith Barney Citigroup Strong sellStrong buy
Jan 8th, 2021
Barclays Buy
Cowen Buy
Credit Suisse Group Buy
Evercore ISI Buy
JPMorgan Chase & Co. BuyBuy
KeyCorp Buy
Longbow Research NeutralStrong buy
Mizuho Strong buy
Needham & Company LLC Strong buy
Piper Sandler BuyNeutral
Raymond James Neutral
Rosenblatt Securities Strong buy
Smith Barney Citigroup Neutral
Summit Insights NeutralStrong buy
Wedbush Neutral

Micron stock analysis

Micron shares started an uptrend in August 2020, and grew a gorgeous 88.19%. During this uptrend, the price offered some buy points on the breakouts. Latest pullback was in late December, when price bounced at $69.14. Currently, it trades in a consolidation between its last top ($87.25) and its last bottom ($69.14)

SMAs overview

MU stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $87.25 (9.73% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $74.61 (-6.16% below)
  • S2: $69.14 (-13.04% below)
  • S3: $64.66 (-18.68% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on January 19, the price has corrected downwards by 7.20%

    MU stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 last Friday after just crossing to the overbough zone for 1 day (weak signal). The RSI value on Tuesday was 55.93

    MU stock RSI chart

    Micron stock price history

    Micron started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $0.00 on Jun 1984. Since then, MU stock surged by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in Micron stock on Jun 1984, it would worth $inf today.

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

    MU stock price history chart

    Price target for Micron stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations post their analysis forecasting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

    The following table shows the price target released by financial institutions for the last 30 days. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for small traders and should not be followed blindly.

    The average price target for Micron stock calculated from the table below is $98.11. That is a 23.39% than the last price ($79.51).

    Micron stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Dec 28th, 2020
    Mizuho $75.00$85.00
    Jan 4th, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $80.00$88.00
    Jan 5th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $75.00$85.00
    Royal Bank of Canada $57.00$83.00
    Smith Barney Citigroup Not available
    Jan 8th, 2021
    Barclays $75.00$100.00
    Cowen $80.00$90.00
    Credit Suisse Group $90.00$110.00
    Evercore ISI $90.00$105.00
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. $85.00$100.00
    KeyCorp $82.00$121.00
    Longbow Research $83.00$96.00
    Mizuho $85.00$92.00
    Needham & Company LLC $80.00$100.00
    Piper Sandler $65.00$80.00
    Raymond James $80.00$110.00
    Rosenblatt Securities $100.00$120.00
    Smith Barney Citigroup $100.00$113.00
    Summit Insights Not available
    Wedbush $82.00$88.00

    Earnings and financials

    On January 7, Micron Technology, Inc. ($MU) posted adjusted EPS for that slightly enhanced analysts' expectations. Quarterly EPS was $0.78 per share from an estimated $0.71. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 9.86%. On the contrary, reported sales were $5.8 billion, aligned with the market estimates.

    Same quarter last year, reported EPS was $0.45, so recently reported EPS is an increase of 73.33%. Revenue grew a 12.23% on an annualized basis in the , from $51.4B to $57.7B last quarter.

    MU ($MU) will host the quarterly earnings call next March.

    Micron competitors

    Micron is part of the Technology sector and the Semiconductors industry, which contain industry peers.

    The following are Micron biggest competitors:

    Micron competitors
    CompanyMarket capRatingBullish ratings1
    Micron ($MU) $90.3B Buy 16
    Intel ($INTC) $212.4B Neutral 9
    STMicroelectronics ($STM) $36.6B Strong buy 5
    Western Digital ($WDC) $15.8B Strong buy 3
    Rambus (RMBS) $2.4B Buy 1
    Photronics (PLAB) $752.5M Neutral 0
    MoSys (MOSY) $10.1M Neutral 0

    1 In the last 30 days.

    Micron performance

    To better understand Micron performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry.. For Micron, the benchmark is made against Intel, STMicroelectronics, Western Digital, Rambus, Photronics and MoSys.

    MU performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    Micron ($MU) 13.10% 51.70% 55.10%
    Intel ($INTC) 18.50% 16.20% 13.20%
    STMicroelectronics ($STM) 8.50% 18.50% 37.90%
    Western Digital ($WDC) 3.50% 25.90% 20.00%
    Rambus (RMBS) 14.20% 41.80% 38.70%
    Photronics (PLAB) 7.10% 13.10% -1.40%
    MoSys (MOSY) 43.40% 69.00% 53.90%

    Important:
    The comments written in this article are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this report does not know the particular positions of the reader, his or her financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Viewpoints are expressed for informational motives only

    MU summary

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    Open$81.79
    Close$79.51
    Day range$79.01 - $81.98
    Previous close$81.28
    Session gain-2.18%
    Average true range$3.84
    50d mov avg$71.73
    100d mov avg$60.89
    200d mov avg$54.37
    Earnings dateMarch 24th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Micron stock symbol?

    Micron Technology, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the MU symbol

    Is Micron stock a buy or sell?

    Micron received 20 ratings in the last 30 days: 16 bullish, 0 bearish and 4 neutral.

    Will MU go up?

    Micron had different price predictions posted by analysts in the last month forecasting the target price to $98.11. That is a 23.39% than the current price ($79.51).

    Latest Micron news