With Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) Stock, You Don’t Have to Fear the Boogeyman

Let’s reassess the active stocks with an eye toward CS stock. Just how should we respond to Thursday’s drubbing? Is the mighty fruit now destined to decay? Or is this a mere bruising and nothing more? On 14 March, shares of Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) closed higher after a volatile session. The shares accumulated 0.05 points or 0.42 percent at $12.03 with a light trade volume of 2.047 million shares. After opening the session at $11.97, the shares went as high as $12.07 and as low as $11.93, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $31.1 billion and now has 2.58 billion shares outstanding. Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) stock has gained 1.26 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

CS stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 1.32, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $0.77 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 10.77 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -32.36 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -33.32 percent away from its 1-year high of $18.04 and 17.6 percent up from 52-week low of $10.23. The average consensus rating on the company is 0, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a buy.

Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) will probably climb 33.17 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $18.39-month high price target. This represents a whopping 52.87 percent increase from where shares are trading today. The 12-month median price target assigned by the analysts stands at $14.21, which represents a return potential of 18.12 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $12.03 on Thursday, March 14. The lowest price target for the stock is $10.88 — slightly more than -9.56 percent from CS’s current share price.

History has shown that shares in Credit Suisse Group AG have gone down on 13 different earnings reaction days and are predicted to add 0.03 percent when the company reports upcoming earnings.

The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $11.95. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $11.87. Till the time, the CS stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear. On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 50.99 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $11.87 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $12.09 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $12.15 level.

Further, it is sporting a 1.6 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 5.71.