With the current price of $15.64, the stock of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) concluded the trading session seeing its price rise by 0.11 points or at a gain of 0.71% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $15.53. About 1.277 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of PDCE’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 1.561 million shares. On the other hand, a float of 98.45 million shares and a weekly performance of 3.99% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $23.32 for PDCE’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $15.155 and $15.79, has a potential to gain 49.1%.
The latest data released on August 14, 2020 shows that the short float in the PDC Energy, Inc.’s stock is trending downward as short interest in PDCE shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the PDCE is currently comprised of 9.99% of the float as the volume of shorted shares declined by -9615 shares. Over the past two weeks, stock’s short interests improved as number of shorted shares reduced to 9.829 million shares from the previous figure of 9.839 million shares. Stock’s average intraday volume is now standing at 1.141 million shares which indicate that the days to cover the shorts are nearly 8.613342.
After concluding the day’s trading, price of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) is up $0.6 over the week and it is $1.37 above 20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $36.49 that was attained on 09/16/19.
The stock has traded as low as $4.51 in past 52-week, and its current price is 246.78% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/18/20, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 3.17. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 54.31 as 14-days RSI of PDC Energy, Inc. This means that the PDCE is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 41.11%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in a neutral state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $15.9 for the PDCE’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $16.16 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $15.27 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $14.89.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of 0.13 for the stock which means that it is currently in the green zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
Goldman started covering the PDCE stock on August 13, recommending Buy rating for it while assigning the price target of $20. The stock gets its recommendation upgraded from Hold to Buy from the analysts at Stifel who assigned a target price of $14 to $21 in their May 21 note to investors.Stifelanalysts downgraded their recommendation from Buy to Hold on April 03, while assigning a price target of $11.
The average rating of 1.84 for PDCE is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 17 analysts in it who kept tracking the PDC Energy, Inc., 2 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the PDCE. Out of remaining 15 analysts, 15 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 0 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
A quick look at other side of the picture shows that PDCE stock is ahead of earnings per share estimates with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 10.23.
Projection by Zacks Consensus Estimates suggests that PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) will see its current-quarter revenues drop by nearly -99.8% to be decreased to about $343 million. Full-year revenue of the company is however forecasted to be increased by nearly 32.76% to bring $1540 million in revenues against last year revenue of $1160 million. Earnings, after adjustments, are likely to fell by -220.51% to post an EPS of $0.47, while estimate for company’s full year earnings is -$5.11 per share with a growth rate of -715.66%.