NMC Health Plc: London Stock Exchange-traded NMC Health Plc is a healthcare facilities provider in the United Arab Emirates. Its areas of operations are divided into two segments, i.e., healthcare and distribution & services. The outstanding market capitalisation of the company stood at £3.73bn, which ranks it among the large caps listed and traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Also, the group is a constituent company to the UK's broader index FTSE 100 index.
Its shares in the December 24, 2019 trading, closed approximately 2.5 points or 0.14% higher at GBX 1,782. However, its shares were in tremendous pressure after Muddy Waters, established by US short-seller Carson Block raised concerns over the group’s asset values, cash balance, reported profit and debt levels as on December 17, 2019.
The day allegation was framed against the group (December 17), its stocks plunged more than 32.0% in a day, losses extended for two consecutive days till December 20, 2019.
However, as on December 19, senior management completely rebuffed the allegations made by Muddy Water, which took off almost £2bn of NMC’s market value, that all allegation is “false and misleading”.
Also, in a exchange filing made by the company as on December 23, it stated that the attack launched against the company's stocks was disappointing and it believes that the current market prices (CMP) do not reflect the true and fair value of its company stocks, which has a historically proven track record of solid growth and cash generation.
Its shares tumbled more than 33% from December 16, 2019 closing price of GXB 2585.0 and plunged approximately 44.0% from its 52-week peak level of GBX 3,059.0, respectively. On 24th December 2019, its shares offering a dividend yield to 1.02%.
However, the unprecedented plunge in its stock price as on December 17 and the subsequent decline for two consecutive days has sent NMC's shares in steep pain. On 24th December 2019, its shares traded well below long-term support level 200-day SMAs, which is typically perceived to be an unfavourable trend in the stock.
Pearson Plc (LON: PSON): The United Kingdom-headquartered Pearson Plc is a media publishing company. Its operational interests lie in delivering learning through providing a variety of educational products and services to institutional, governments and professional bodies and individual learners. The outstanding market capitalisation stood at £5.14 billion, that ranks it among the large caps listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange. Also, a constituent company of the UK’s broader index FTSE 100 index.
As on December 24, 2019, its shares closed higher for the third straight day in a row, its shares closed around 3.8 points or 0.58% higher at GXB 658, and extended gains of the previous traded session.
In the year-over period, its shares have registered a 52w high of GBX 1,030.0 and a 52w low of GBX 610.35, and at the current traded level, it has traded 36.12% off those high and approximately 7.81% above its 52w low price level, which reflects that stock is hovering near its 52w low level and considerably lower against its year’s high price level. On 24th December 2019, its shares were offering a dividend yield of 2.90%.
From the technical analysis standpoint, its shares have traded well below its long-term moving average of 200-day. Also, the 200-day SMA line has been coming down, which reflects stocks is struggling to breakthrough from the bottom levels and is pulling long-term support level of 200-day moving average lower. Also, the stock has traded below its crucial short-term levels of 50-day moving averages, but its shares have traded slightly above the 30-day moving averages.
However, 14-day and 9-day Relative Strength Index in the stock stood at 50.77 and 54.46, reflecting a specific trend at the current level.
Land Securities Group PLC (LON: LAND): London, the UK-based Land Securities Group Plc is holding company and real estate investment trust (REITs). Its operation segment is divided into Retail Portfolio and the London Portfolio. The outstanding market capitalisation of the group stood at £7.17 billion, and it is the constituent stocks of the FTSE 100 index,
On a YoY basis, shares of LAND have delivered a decent return of 19.91%, whereas it has handed approximately 20.54% to its shareholders on a YTD basis and was up by 16.79% in the past three months.
Also, as on December 24, 2019, its shares stock pared losses it accumulated in the previous traded session and was up by 7.8 points or 0.811% to GBX 969.60. In the year-over period, its shares recorded a 52w high of GBX 1,019.50 and a 52w low of GBX 731.80, respectively.
At the current trading level, its shares traded approximately 4.89% lower against its 52w high price and around 32.54% above its 52w low price level, which reflects stock is hovering near its year’s peak levels and significantly above its 52w low price.
Also, despite a decent return, it handed to its shareholders over the past couple of months, the group is offering an attracting dividend yield of 4.80%, which is in excess of the FTSE 100 index's dividend yield of 4.41%.
From the technical analysis standpoint, its shares traded well above its short-term as well as long-term support levels of the 10-day, 20-day, 30-day, 50-day and 200-day SMAs, which is typically recognised as a favourable movement in the stock. However, the MACD line is falling and oscillating above the 9-day Exponential Moving Average trend line as well.
Coca Cola HBC AG (LON: CCH): London Stock Exchange-traded Coca Cola HBC AG is a bottler of Switzerland-based Coca Cola Products. The outstanding market capitalisation of the company stood at £9.46 billion, which ranks it among the large-cap companies, and it is also a constituent company of the FTSE 100 index.
On 24th December 2019, the company’s shares closed 12 points or 0.463% lower at GBX 2,577 and touched an intraday high of GBX 2,600.00 and an intraday low of GBX 2,577.00 respectively.
On a YoY basis, its shares have delivered a price-return of 13.32%, up by approximately 11.61% on a YTD basis, and bagged around 3.70% in a month-over period. Also, in the year-over period, its shares registered a 52w high of GBX 2,950.0 and a 52w low of GBX 2,225.08, respectively.
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