Fundamental and technical outlook on the Rolls-Royce share price.
Rolls-Royce surges to a three year high on ambitious plans
Engineer Rolls-Royce has already seen its shares surge 80% this year, but the firm’s plans for the future could provide further upside impetus.
Rolls-Royce, the renowned British engineering company, has reached a new three-year high following its recent update. The firm has outlined its plans to enhance operating profit and margins, aiming to fortify its position as a stronger and more resilient entity. This strategic move is undoubtedly attracting attention from investors who value stability and growth.
One notable aspect of Rolls-Royce's recovery is the steady rebound of its total revenues from the adverse effects of the pandemic. As the global economy gradually recovers, the company's financials are reflecting this positive trend. This is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the firm, as it navigates the challenges posed by the ongoing crisis.
Furthermore, income investors are eagerly awaiting the return of dividends from Rolls-Royce, which is expected to occur next year. The prospect of receiving a share of the company's profits is undoubtedly enticing for those seeking a reliable income stream. This development not only signals the company's confidence in its future prospects but also serves as a positive signal for the broader market.
Investors have certainly shown optimism in the past six months, driving up the stock of Rolls-Royce by 80 percent. This surge has been driven by hopes the management team can hit their ambitious targets.
However, despite this impressive rally, Rolls-Royce still lags behind its rival Safran in terms of valuation. The market currently values Rolls-Royce at a one-quarter discount to Safran based on projected earnings for the year 2025. This discrepancy suggests that investors are not fully convinced that Rolls-Royce will be able to deliver on its targets and close the gap with its competitor, though if it can make progress the shares could make further strides higher.
Analyst ratings for Rolls-Royce
Refinitiv data shows a consensus analyst rating of ‘buy’ for Rolls-Royce – 4 strong buy, 6 buy and 8 hold - with the mean of estimates suggesting a long-term price target of 255.76 pence for the share, 2% below where it is trading at the moment (29 November 2023).
The acceleration to the upside seen since Tuesday in an already steep uptrend points to further upside being seen in the near future as momentum usually takes a while to fade.
While last week’s reaction low at 234.5p underpins on a daily chart closing basis, the short-term uptrend will remain intact. The longer-term uptrend will stay valid as long as the Rolls-Royce share price trades above its 196.45p late-October low.
Rolls-Royce Daily Candlestick Chart
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