STM stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
STMicroelectronics N.V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor products, and subsystems and modules worldwide.
Should I buy STM stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with STMicroelectronics stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is STMicroelectronics stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 9 ratings published for STM stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for STM stock, with 7 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-3||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||n/a||Buy|
|2019-9-11||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-5-31||Bank of America||Neutral||Buy|
|2019-5-10||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-1-24||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Sell|
STM stock analysis
Shares of STMicroelectronics ended today at $19.28 and dropped a terrifying -2.77%.
STMicroelectronics ended today at $19.28 and dropped a terrifying -2.77%. On June STM price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On May, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 28.02%.
STMicroelectronics ended this week at $19.28 and slipped a terrifying -3.79%. Late July STM plummed a bloodcurdling -9.09% in just one week. Early September STM skyrocketed a super good 7.78% in just one week.
STMicroelectronics stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Since mid June when STM stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $3.58 (22.80%). Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid May, STM price climbed $2.54 per share (15.17%).
STM stock price history
STM IPO was on December 8th, 1994 at $2.31 per share1. Since then, STM stock surged a 734.60%, with a yearly average of 30.60%. If you had invested right after STM's IPO a $1,000 in STM stock in 1994, it would worth $7,346.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
STM stock historical price chart
STM stock reached 52-week highs on September 13th at $20.19, and all-time highs 2000-02-08 with a price of 46.1.
STM stock price target is $17.50Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we found 4 price targets for STMicroelectronics stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-5-10||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterates||n/a||$19.00||-|
|2019-1-24||Robert W. Baird||Reiterates||n/a||$10.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSTMicroelectronics presented slightly fine results for 2018-Q4 on January. STMicroelectronics raised Earnings per Share (EPS) by 4.50%, beating experts of $0.44. STMicroelectronics posted $0.46.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, STMicroelectronics annual revenues boosted a super good 15.78% to $9,664.00 million USD from $8,347.00 marked in 2017. Nevertheless, its income margin (compared to revenues) appreciated to 13.32%, that is $1,287.00 million.
|2013||$6,090 M||-||$-376.61 M-6.2%||-|
|2014||$7,404 M||21.58%||$128 M1.7%||-133.99%|
|2015||$6,897 M||-6.85%||$104 M1.5%||-18.75%|
|2016||$6,973 M||1.10%||$165 M2.4%||58.65%|
|2017||$8,347 M||19.70%||$802 M9.6%||386.06%|
|2018||$9,664 M||15.78%||$1,287 M13.3%||60.47%|
Quarterly financial resultsSTMicroelectronics posted $2,648.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 5.00% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $418.00 million with a profit margin of 15.79%. Profit margin stepped up a 1.15% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 14.63%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, STMicroelectronics sales marked a great increase and escalated a 7.34%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, STMicroelectronics posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$1,750 M||-||$137 M7.8%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,820 M||4.00%||$201 M11.0%||46.54%|
|2017-Q4||$2,467 M||35.55%||$308 M12.5%||53.31%|
|2018-Q1||$2,226 M||-9.77%||$239 M10.7%||-22.40%|
|2018-Q2||$2,268 M||1.89%||$207 M9.1%||-13.39%|
|2018-Q3||$2,522 M||11.20%||$369 M14.6%||78.26%|
|2018-Q4||$2,648 M||5.00%||$418 M15.8%||13.28%|
|2019-Q1||$2,076 M||-21.60%||$178 M8.6%||-57.42%|
STMicroelectronics ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
STMicroelectronics shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.00% of all shares.
In case of STMicroelectronics stock, 4.16% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for STM stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$17.3 B||$42.6 B||$76.5 M||$224.7 B||$15.9 B|
|Total shares||896.0 M||369.4 M||14.3 M||4,430.0 M||271.3 M|
|Float shares||644.0 M||367.9 M||12.0 M||4,430.0 M||269.2 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||4.2%||92.5%||58.2%||68.8%||100.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%||0.3%||1.8%||0.1%||0.7%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$19.21 - $19.78|
|Average true range||$0.46|
|50d mov avg||$18.27|
|100d mov avg||$17.44|
|200d mov avg||$16.47|
STMicroelectronics performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For STMicroelectronics, the benchmark is made against Analog Devices, Amtech Systems, Intel, Maxim Integrated Products, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.
|MXIMMaxim Integrated ...||1.04%||9.84%||1.72%|
STMicroelectronics competitorsOne check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for STMicroelectronics. We selected 8 companies as STMicroelectronics competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.
- Analog Devices (ADI)
- Amtech Systems (ASYS)
- Intel (INTC)
- Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM)
- NVIDIA (NVDA)
- NXP Semiconductors (NXPI)
- ON Semiconductor (ON)
- Texas Instruments (TXN)
Latest STM stock news
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- Seeking AlphaGuidance From STMicroelectronics Suggests A Stronger Second Half Than Many ExpectedJanuary 25, 2019
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