The stock of HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) is now priced at $26.49 and the shares are 0.37 points up or 1.42% higher compared to its previous closing price of $26.12. The stock had 2.226 million contracts set over the past session. HFC shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 2.2 million shares. However, it has a float of 161 million and although its performance was -2.06% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the HFC stock a yearly average price target of $34.47 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 30.12% with the HFC share price recently placing at $25.38 to $26.33. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $20.

The shorts are running away from the HollyFrontier Corporation stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the HFC shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 4.82% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.

In the last trading session, HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) raised by $0.61 over the week and lost -$0.59 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $58.88. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 10/28/19.

Since 03/24/20, the stock has traded to a low of $18.48 at 43.34%, 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 1.7. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.

Looking at current readings, HollyFrontier Corporation’s two-week RSI is 46.18. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that HFC shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 48.34% meaning the HFC share price is currently in neutral territory.

The technical chart shows that the HFC stock will likely settle at between $26.51 and $26.89 per share. However, if the stock dips below $25.56, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $24.99.

Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.12. 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 Goldman raised their recommendation for HFC from Sell to Neutral in August 07 review. Mizuho analysts downgraded their recommendation of the stock from Buy to Neutral while keeping its target price at $34 in a flash note released to investors on July 22. Morgan Stanley seeing the stock struggling downgraded it from Equal-Weight to Underweight on July 08 placing it at $40 to $32.

The average rating for the HFC equity is 2.44 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 18 analysts tracking HollyFrontier Corporation polled by Reuters, 8 rated HFC as a hold. The remaining 10 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (7) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 3 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.

Elsewhere, the HFC stock price is 19.26X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates.

Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) will increase by about 15.09%, which will see them reach $2380 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -42.37%, down from $17490 million to $10080 million. HFC’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -111.9% to end up at -$0.2 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -104.08% to record -$0.2/share.


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