BOOM Stock Gets Boost on Guidance Lift

The equity just touched 11-year highs

Deputy Editor
Apr 3, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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The shares of DMC Global Inc (NASDAQ:BOOM) are flying today after the metals expert lifted its first-quarter sales forecast to roughly $100 million. The company cited its rapidly growing oilfield products arm, DynaEnergetics, and strong sales from its explosive welding business, NobelClad. As a result, BOOM stock is up 19% at $60, trading at 11-year highs.

DMC Global stock has been a technical outperformer in 2019, shooting up 37.5% in late February on an earnings bull gap. A familiar area of pressure at the $50 level caused the equity to pull back some, but emerging support at the 20-day moving average provided a quick recovery. Plus, today's pop has BOOM 71.5% north of its year-to-date breakeven. 

Analysts are optimistic on the stock's recent climb up the charts. BOOM currently boasts three "strong buy" and two "buy" ratings. Plus, the consensus 12-month target price of $54 now represents a sharp discount to current levels, which might spark more upgrades, should the stock continue to rise. 

Short sellers, however, are still hanging on. Short interest spiked 46.6% in the last two reporting periods. The 425,877 shares sold short now represent nearly four times the stock's average daily trading volume. 

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