Investors Swarm in on Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) Shares

Investors are sharpening their focus on shares of Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH).  The stock saw a move of 0.74% during the latest trading session. The stock price has recently touched $61.25 which has caused investors to take a second look at company shares. 

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) shares have been seen trading 1.39% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by 10.92%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 26.57% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -4.89% off of the 50 day high and 26.16% away from the 50 day low price.

In terms of performance, shares of Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) are 1.16% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are -3.09%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 9.57%. For the quarter, performance is at 23.61%. During the past six months, Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH)’s stock has been 37.02% and 29.08% for the last 12 months.

Investors are sharpening their focus on shares of Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM).  The stock saw a move of 0.36% during the latest trading session. The stock price has recently touched $73.50 which has caused investors to take a second look at company shares. 

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) shares have been seen trading 2.75% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by 7.65%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 21.43% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -0.12% off of the 50 day high and 20.97% away from the 50 day low price.

In terms of performance, shares of Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) are 2.25% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are 2.08%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 7.76%. For the quarter, performance is at 21.69%. During the past six months, Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM)’s stock has been 31.58% and 33.95% for the last 12 months.

Investors are constantly attempting to find the next great stock to own. Picking the next winner to bolster the portfolio may involve some hard work and a little bit of stock market magic. Sifting through the wealth of information about public companies can be a daunting task. Many sharp investors will attack the equity markets from many different angles.

This may include keeping close tabs on fundamental and technical data. This may also include tracking analyst opinions and following what the big money institutions are buying or selling.

So, most importantly, where are shares headed from here? In order to get a sense of Wall Street sentiment, we can look to brokerage analyst estimates. On a one to five ratings scale where 1.0 indicates a Strong Buy, 2.0 indicates a Buy, 3.0 a Hold, 4.0 a Sell and 5.0 a Stong Sell. Columbia Sportswear Company currently has an average analyst recommendation of 2.20 according to analysts. This is the average number based on the total brokerage firms taken into consideration by Beta Systems Research. The same analysts have a future one-year price target of $71.07 on the shares.