Are Either Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) or JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)Ready for a Breakout?

Strategic investors have taken a closer look of late at shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM).  Given the cheap price, many are wondering if there is now value and potential upside to the name.  During the most recent session, shares touched $82.74 after moving 0.47%.

Most investors are likely looking for that next stock that is ready to take off running. Maybe the focus is on finding a stock that has recently taken a turn for the worse for no real apparent reason. As we all know, as quickly as a stock can drop in price, it can bounce back just as fast. Although the popular stocks that receive a high level of media coverage tend to recover quicker after a sell-off, there may be plenty of under the radar stocks that are ripe for buying. Scoping out these potential market gems may help repair a portfolio that has taken a hit for any number of reasons.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has performed 0.38%. For the past month, shares are 2.72%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 3.27%. Looking back further, Exxon Mobil Corporation stock has been 2.54% over the last six months, and -8.33% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are -5.08%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) have been seen trading 1.43% away from the 200-day moving average and 3.98% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -11.24% away from the 52-week high and separated 8.80% from the 52-week low. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s RSI is presently sitting at 71.11.

Recommendations

Based on the stock’s volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 0.76% and month of 0.75%.  So are analysts giving the Buy signal at this juncture?  Sell-side firms currently have a consensus recommendation of 2.90 on the shares.  This is based on a 1 to 5 formula where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Analysts are projecting the stock to trade at 82.83 within the next 12-18 months. 

Bargain stock hunters have honed in their attention of late on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM).  The stock is currently valued at $98.11 after moving 0.95% in the most recent session and 2.21% over the past 5 trading days.  Given the current price levels, let’s take a look and see if there is any value here.

Most investors are likely looking for that next stock that is ready to take off running. Maybe the focus is on finding a stock that has recently taken a turn for the worse for no real apparent reason. As we all know, as quickly as a stock can drop in price, it can bounce back just as fast.

Although the popular stocks that receive a high level of media coverage tend to recover quicker after a sell-off, there may be plenty of under the radar stocks that are ripe for buying. Scoping out these potential market gems may help repair a portfolio that has taken a hit for any number of reasons.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has performed 2.21%. For the past month, shares are 3.71%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 7.94%. Looking back further, JPMorgan Chase & Co. stock has been 16.08% over the last six months, and 13.70% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 43.54%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) have been seen trading 9.69% away from the 200-day moving average and 5.13% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -0.45% away from the 52-week high and separated 45.05% from the 52-week low. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s RSI is presently sitting at 65.21.