The stock of Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBP) is now priced at $2.51 and the shares are 0.86 points up or 52.12% higher compared to its previous closing price of $1.65. The stock had 4.525 million contracts set over the past session. HBP shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 326518 shares. However, it has a float of 19.67 million and although its performance was 12.05% over the week, it’s one to watch. It means the stock’s downside potential is -100% with the HBP share price recently placing at $2.22 to $2.6. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $8.1.
The shorts are climbing into the Huttig Building Products, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 15, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the HBP shares have risen. Short interest in the stock represents just 1.83% of its float, but the volume has raised by 12230. The volume of shorted shares rised to 359528 from 347298 shares over the last two weeks. The average intraday trading volume has been 36390 shares, which means that days to cover moved to roughly 9.879857.
In the last trading session, Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBP) raised by $0.27 over the week and gained $1.36 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $3. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 07/31/20.
Since 03/23/20, the stock has traded to a low of $0.49 at 409.13%, 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 2.59. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Huttig Building Products, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 69.15. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that HBP shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 46.77% meaning the HBP share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the HBP stock will likely settle at between $2.67 and $2.82 per share. However, if the stock dips below $2.29, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $2.06.
Currently, the stock is trading in the green of MACD, with a reading of 0.13. 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 Maxim Group assigned HBP a rating of Buy in their intiating review released on November 27.
The stocks P/S ratio currently stands below the group’s average of 27.5. Huttig Building Products, Inc. has its P/E ratio at 1.9, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 5.6 industry average.