Stock Watch – Analysts Have Pegged These Shares With a Consensus Buy Rating: B2Gold Corp. (:BTG) Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE)

Equity Research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of B2Gold Corp. (:BTG). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 1.50. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $3.50 on a short term basis.

B2Gold Corp. (:BTG)’s shares may have a significant upside to the consensus target of 3.50, but how has it been performing relative to the market?  The stock’s price is 3.07 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 60.67.  RSI is a technical oscillator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward movements.  It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock.  

B2Gold Corp. (:BTG) shares are moving 4.42% trading at $3.07 today.

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus “Buy” rating on shares of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE).  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 2.10.  Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $64.29 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $59.40 consensus target price.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $64.29. This represents a change from most recent open price of 3.79%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is 9.90%. The monthly stock performance comes in at 20.98%. For the quarter, shares are performing at 23.23%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 2.49%.

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 15.70% away from the 50 day simple moving average and 17.11% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -12.38% away from it’s 52- week high and 40.68% 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, Astec Industries, Inc.’s RSI stands at 71.37. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 3.24% and 2.75% over the past month.

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