Why MP Materials Corporation (NYSE: MP) At $14.99 Is Worth Your Money?

MP Materials Corporation (NYSE:MP) does about 3.53M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 2078520 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 2.48B USD. Its current market price is $14.99, marking an increase of 1.01% compared to the previous close of $14.84. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $26.53 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $12.68.

MP Materials Corporation (MP) has a 20-day trading average at $16.65 and the current price is -43.50% off the 52-week high compared with 18.22% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $16.29 and its 200-day simple moving average is $16.95. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.22%, which increases to 4.19% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 37.51 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $22.10, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 32.17% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on April 23, 2024 when JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of between $20 and $16. Morgan Stanley also downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” from Overweight on March 13, 2024 at a price target of $26-$15.50.

MP Materials Corporation (MP) stock is down -7.07% over the week and -8.15% over the past month. Its price is -24.48% year-to-date and -32.42% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 32.17 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 0.16% and return on equity of 0.27%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 43.45. The beta has a value of 2.28. Price to book ratio is 2.18 and price to sales ratio is 12.00.