Consensus Buy Rated Stocks: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (:BNED), Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS)

Equity Research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (:BNED). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 2.30. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $10.33 on a short term basis.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $6.28. This represents a change from most recent open price of 6.80%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is -45.25%. The monthly stock performance comes in at -8.05%. For the quarter, shares are performing at -39.09%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 12.34%.

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading -11.41% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -34.26% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -52.24% away from it’s 52- week high and 24.85% away from its 52 week low. After the recent moves, investors may also look to see if the stock has entered oversold or overbought territory and could be ripe for a bounce. As of writing, Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.’s RSI stands at 50.16. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 5.24% and 5.49% over the past month.

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS).  Using the following ratings scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell and 5.0 Strong Sell, analysts have an average recommendation of 1.70.  Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $3.55 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $5.17 consensus target price.

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) shares typically trade an average volume of 415.61 and institutions hold 43.00% of the total shares.  


We see here that the stock is 15.35% away from the 20-Day Simple Moving Average.  Their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is a difference of 12.24% from current levels.  Further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average is 18.53% difference from today’s price.  Currently, the stock is -10.13% from its 50-Day High and 39.22% from the 50-day low. 

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS)‘s stock has performed at 89.84%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 13.06% for the week, 28.62% for the month, -11.03% over the last quarter, 32.46% for the past half-year and 107.60% for this last year. 

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