Micron Upgraded to Outperform
Shares of Micron Technology, are changing hands at 55.48 in early trading up 2.76% as RBC started coverage of the stock with an outperform rating. Analysts placed an $80 price target on the shares.
“While we don’t think cycles are done, we do think they are inherently more muted and MU is positioned to generate positive EPS and FCF under most down-cycle scenarios,” – RBC
RBC points to a sharp reduction in the number of competitors and “sensible pricing environment.” This is compounded by the cost of manufacturing of DRAM and NAND becoming more expensive.
“As capital intensity has increased, the risk of oversupply has materially diminished,”
Micron shares are up more than 86% in the past 12 months, while the PHLX Semiconductor Index has risen 25%.
Micron Technology Technicals
Technically speaking the stock broke above Kumo yesterday, while the markets consolidated recent gains. This “Kumo Breakout” signals potential further gains as resistance now becomes support. Chikou (green line) is above price action, which is bullish. For more on Ichimoku, check out this video.
Momentum oscillators indicate bulls are in control. The stock’s short percent is 5.23%.
Micron Position and New Entries
We will watch the stock this morning for an opportunity to add to our position. We won’t chase it as short-term traders will most likely take profits first thing after the Opening Bell.
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