Stocks in the Limelight: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP), Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK)

Fine tuning their focus in on Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) stock, investors are taking a closer look at the equity in recent weeks.  Most recently the shares moved -0.57% landing at a price of $183.02.  Despite the fact that the price is less than a cup of coffee, is there 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, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) has performed -0.94%. For the past month, shares are 2.66%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 8.33%. Looking back further, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited stock has been 9.95% over the last six months, and 0.14% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 23.86%.

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 Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) have been seen trading 12.01% away from the 200-day moving average and 3.26% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -2.35% away from the 52-week high and separated 27.81% from the 52-week low. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited’s RSI is presently sitting at 54.60.

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 2.04% and month of 1.32%.  So are analysts giving the Buy signal at this juncture?  Sell-side firms currently have a consensus recommendation of 2.10 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 187.39 within the next 12-18 months. 

Investors are sharpening their focus on shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK).  The stock saw a move of 0.52% during the latest trading session. The stock price has recently touched $173.42 which has caused investors to take a second look at company shares. 

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, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has performed 1.66%. For the past month, shares are 4.50%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 9.57%. Looking back further, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. stock has been 18.59% over the last six months, and 2.20% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 46.03%.

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 Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) have been seen trading 16.48% away from the 200-day moving average and 3.88% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -0.83% away from the 52-week high and separated 48.69% from the 52-week low. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s RSI is presently sitting at 65.22.