Stock Lower on the 52-Week Chart: Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT)

Although there have been plenty of winners in the last year,
Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) does not make the list. Over the last 52-weeks, shares have seen a drop of -34.92%. As we move deeper into the current year, investors will be keeping a close eye on the stock to see if there are any signs pointing to shares gaining some upward momentum.

Investing in the stock market has traditionally offered higher returns than other types of investments. With the higher potential for returns, there is also a higher risk factor. Investors typically need to address their own personal risk situation before jumping into the market. Figuring out risk appetite can help when choosing which types of stocks to buy. Some investors will decide that they want to take a chance on certain stocks that have the potential to outperform in the future. Other investors may opt to play it safe and build a portfolio with low risk, staple stocks. 

Zooming in on Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) shares, we can see that the stock has changed 2.63% over the prior week. Over the last month, company shares are -3.34%. For the last quarter, the stock has moved -5.33%. Year-to-date, the stock has performed 11.57%. Because past performance does not guarantee future results, investors may need to do some extra research when choosing high risk stocks to add to the portfolio. Many investors are constantly looking for that next big stock winner before everyone else. Making sure that they are not taking on too much extra risk when doing this may be the secret to keeping the portfolio strong and balanced.

Investors studying shares of Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) may be looking at current levels relative to its 52-week high and low. At the time of writing, the stock had recently brushed the $7.81 level. At this price, shares can be seen trading -38.98% off of the 52-week high mark and 17.62% away from the 52-week low. Investors often pay increased attention to a stock when it is nearing either mark.

Sell-side analysts have provided a consensus target price on shares of Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems. The current consensus target is $10.68. Analysts often put in a lot of work to study stocks that they cover. Because each covering analyst may come to a different conclusion about where shares are headed, investors often look to the consensus number in order to get an overall sense of the outlook.

We can also see that sell-side analysts have a consensus recommendation of 1.90 on shares of Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT). This number falls on a one to five scale where a one would be considered a strong buy and a five would indicate a strong sell recommendation. Trying to keep up with 24-hour stock news can be dizzying. Even though there may be some major news mixed in, a lot of the headlines may not be worth paying much attention to. Figuring out what information is useful may take some time for the investor to figure out. Once the filter is in place, investors may find it much easier to focus on the important data.

Investors who are new to picking stocks may find themselves tempted to buy shares that have been recently rising the most. Although the traditional advice is to buy low and sell high, novice investors often do just the opposite. Buying a particular stock just because it has been rising recently may end up leaving the investor shaking their head down the road. Expecting that a stock will continue to ride the wave higher can lead to disappointment when momentum suddenly shifts. Studying the fundamentals of a certain company can help the investor gauge if the stock is a worthy buy at current levels.

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