The share price of MP Materials Corp. (NYSE:MP) rose to $34.68 per share on Wednesday from $33.90. While MP Materials Corp. has overperformed by 2.30%, investors are advised to look at stock chart patterns for technical insight. Within its last year performance, MP fell by -7.20%, with highs and lows ranging from $60.19 to $27.48, whereas the simple moving average fell by -14.54% in the last 200 days.
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On July 13, 2022, Canaccord Genuity started tracking MP Materials Corp. (NYSE: MP) recommending Buy. BMO Capital Markets also rated MP shares as ‘Outperform’, setting a target price of $50 on the company’s shares in an initiating report dated June 01, 2022. BofA Securities initiated its ‘Buy’ rating for MP, as published in its report on November 30, 2021. Jefferies also rated the stock as ‘Buy’.
Analysis of MP Materials Corp. (MP)
Further, the quarter-over-quarter increase in sales is 177.20%, showing a positive trend in the upcoming months.
To gain a thorough understanding of MP Materials Corp.’s future performance, several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques can be used, with equity being among the most crucial. The goal here is to ensure that your current return on equity of 20.70% is sufficient for you to turn a profit off your investment. Taking into account the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 24.80, you can see that the company can cover any debts it may have, which can easily be seen in the annual report of the company.
It is also very valuable to look at average volume as an indicator of volatility for a stock, and MP is recording an average volume of 2.88M. On a monthly basis, the volatility of the stock is set at 4.81%, whereas on a weekly basis, it is put at 3.90%, with a gain of 11.19% over the past seven days. Furthermore, long-term investors anticipate a median target price of $47.90, showing growth from the present price of $34.68, which can serve as yet another indication of whether MP is worth investing in or should be passed over.
How Do You Analyze MP Materials Corp. Shares?
A leading company in the Other Industrial Metals & Mining sector, MP Materials Corp. (MP) is based in the USA. When comparing MP Materials Corp. shares with other companies under Basic Materials, the P/E value is an influential factor to note. This is because it represents an indication of the future growth of the company in terms of investors’ expectations. Ultimately, the value of the latter should demonstrate steady, rapid growth, which is an accurate measure of the company’s progress. In addition to the value of 32.81, there is a growth in quarterly earnings of 391.90%.
The number of employees owning shares of the company should also be considered in addition to the fundamentals. This is because the values should be in line with investors’ expectations. As such, the current holdings of company stock inside the company are set at 1.60%. This can enable you to see the extent to which executives own the company’s stock. As opposed to executive stock, institutional ownership accounts for 69.70% of the company’s shares, contributing to an indication of company value, since large shareholders may signify strength within the organization.
Are institutional investors increasing their holdings in MP shares?
The recent increase in stakes in MP appears to be a result of several institutional investors and hedge funds increasing their positions. JHL Capital Group LLC’s position in MP has decreased by -8.94% in the first quarter. The company now owns 38,177,064 shares of the stock, with a value of $1.22 billion, following the sale of -3,750,000 additional shares during the last quarter. QVT Financial LP made another decreased to its shares in MP during the first quarter, downing its stake by -9.17%. During the last quarter, the company picked up -1,556,454 additional shares for a total stake of worth $494.59 million, bringing number of shares owned by the company to 15,417,380.
During the first quarter, The Vanguard Group, Inc. added a 17,919 position in MP. BlackRock Fund Advisors purchased an additional 0.44 million shares in the last quarter, increasing its holdings by 9.99%, now holding 4.82 million shares worth $154.65 million. At the end of the first quarter, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. increased its MP holdings by 56.19% and now holds 4.81 million MP shares valued at $154.19 million with the added 1.73 million shares during the period. MP shares are owned by institutional investors to the tune of 69.70% at present.