The stock of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) is now priced at $2.61 and the shares are 0.05 points up or 1.95% higher compared to its previous closing price of $2.56. The stock had 3.788 million contracts set over the past session. SM shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 5.426 million shares. However, it has a float of 107 million and although its performance was 7.85% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the SM stock a yearly average price target of $4.53 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 73.56% with the SM share price recently placing at $2.46 to $2.64. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $3.

The shorts are running away from the SM Energy Company stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the SM shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 13.1% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.

In the last trading session, SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) raised by $0.19 over the week and lost -$0.34 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $12.91. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 09/16/19.

Since 03/18/20, the stock has traded to a low of $0.9 at 190%, 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 5.52. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.

Looking at current readings, SM Energy Company’s two-week RSI is 39.74. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that SM shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 15.62% meaning the SM share price is currently in overbought territory.

The technical chart shows that the SM stock will likely settle at between $2.68 and $2.75 per share. However, if the stock dips below $2.5, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $2.39.

Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.06. 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 SM a rating of Neutral in their intiating review released on July 27. Scotiabank analysts downgraded their recommendation of the stock from Sector Perform to Sector Underperform in a flash note released to investors on April 07. JP Morgan seeing the stock struggling downgraded it from Overweight to Underweight on March 25.

The average rating for the SM equity is 2.95 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 18 analysts tracking SM Energy Company polled by Reuters, 12 rated SM as a hold. The remaining 6 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (4) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 2 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.

Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) will decrease by about -99.82%, which will see them reach $309 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -28.3%, down from $1590 million to $1140 million. SM’s expected adjusted earnings should surge almost 145.45% to end up at -$0.27 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to grow by about 29.17% to record -$0.62/share.