The stock of PotlatchDeltic Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) is now priced at $38.27 and the shares are 0.71 points up or 1.89% higher compared to its previous closing price of $37.56. The stock had 269454 contracts set over the past session. PCH shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 450951 shares. However, it has a float of 64.53 million and although its performance was -0.45% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the PCH stock a yearly average price target of $42.33 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 10.61% with the PCH share price recently placing at $36.94 to $38.4809. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $35.
The shorts are running away from the PotlatchDeltic Corporation stock, with the latest data on short interest released on June 15, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the PCH shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 2.96% of its float, but the volume has dropped by -104742. The volume of shorted shares dropped to 1.908 million from 2.013 million shares over the last two weeks. The average intraday trading volume has been 383035 shares, which means that days to cover moved to roughly 4.982351.
In the last trading session, PotlatchDeltic Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) raised by $0.24 over the week and lost -$0.06 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $45.42. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 01/17/20.
Since 03/18/20, the stock has traded to a low of $22.4 at 70.85%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 1.35. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, PotlatchDeltic Corporation’s two-week RSI is 55.12. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that PCH shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 68.33% meaning the PCH share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the PCH stock will likely settle at between $38.38 and $39.2 per share. However, if the stock dips below $36.84, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $36.12.
Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.36. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Raymond James raised their recommendation for PCH from Mkt Perform to Outperform in January 07 review while maintain their target price of $48. RBC Capital Mkts analysts downgraded their recommendation of the stock from Outperform to Sector Perform while keeping its target price at $42 in a flash note released to investors on July 31. BofA/Merrill seeing the improvements upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy on April 05.
The average rating for the PCH equity is 2 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 6 analysts tracking PotlatchDeltic Corporation polled by Reuters, 1 rated PCH as a hold. The remaining 5 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (5) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the PCH stock price is 43.17X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 79.9 above the group’s average of 71.2. PotlatchDeltic Corporation has its P/E ratio at 2.2, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 8.7 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for PotlatchDeltic Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) will decrease by about -99.92%, which will see them reach $171.72 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -3.69%, down from $827.1 million to $796.56 million. PCH’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -108% to end up at -$0.02 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -110% to record -$0.08/share.