The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) is now priced at $85.63 and the shares are 0.72 points up or 0.85% higher compared to its previous closing price of $84.91. The stock had 7.308 million contracts set over the past session. CVX shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 8.621 million shares. However, it has a float of 1870 million and although its performance was 0.65% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the CVX stock a yearly average price target of $99.87 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 16.63% with the CVX share price recently placing at $84.32 to $85.73. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $70.
The shorts are running away from the Chevron Corporation stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the CVX shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 0.93% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) raised by $0.55 over the week and gained $1.69 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $125.27. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 09/16/19.
Since 03/19/20, the stock has traded to a low of $51.6 at 65.95%, 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 1.23. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, Chevron Corporation’s two-week RSI is 45.03. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that CVX shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 16.81% meaning the CVX share price is currently in overbought territory.
The technical chart shows that the CVX stock will likely settle at between $86.13 and $86.64 per share. However, if the stock dips below $84.72, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $83.82.
Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.73. 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 Piper Sandler cut their recommendation for CVX from Overweight to Neutral in August 17 review while maintai their target price of $108. RBC Capital Mkts analysts downgraded their recommendation of the stock from Sector Perform to Underperform while keeping its target price at $100 in a flash note released to investors on June 10. BofA/Merrill seeing the stock struggling downgraded it from Buy to Neutral on June 09.
The average rating for the CVX equity is 2.21 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 25 analysts tracking Chevron Corporation polled by Reuters, 9 rated CVX as a hold. The remaining 16 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (15) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 1 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the CVX stock price is 29.89X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) will increase by about 64.04%, which will see them reach $26500 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -30.49%, down from $147000 million to $102000 million. CVX’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -105.81% to end up at -$0.09 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -101.75% to record -$0.11/share.