The stock of CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) is now priced at $14.05 and the shares are -1.2 points down or -7.87% lower compared to its previous closing price of $15.25. The stock had 1.925 million contracts set over the past session. PRTS shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 1.356 million shares. However, it has a float of 31.87 million and although its performance was -3.37% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the PRTS stock a yearly average price target of $18 per share. It means the stock’s upside potential is 28.11% with the PRTS share price recently placing at $13.83 to $15.3. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $16.

The shorts are running away from the CarParts.com, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on August 14, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the PRTS shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 4.27% of its float, but the volume has dropped by -117371. The volume of shorted shares dropped to 1.362 million from 1.48 million shares over the last two weeks. The average intraday trading volume has been 1.438 million shares, which means that days to cover moved to roughly 1.

In the last trading session, CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) dropped by -$0.49 over the week and gained $0.35 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $16.44. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 08/11/20.

Since 03/18/20, the stock has traded to a low of $1.04 at 1250.96%, 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 2.72. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.

Looking at current readings, CarParts.com, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 53.4. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that PRTS shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 45.39% meaning the PRTS share price is currently in neutral territory.

The technical chart shows that the PRTS stock will likely settle at between $14.96 and $15.86 per share. However, if the stock dips below $13.49, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $12.92.

Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.07. 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 PRTS a rating of Buy in their intiating review released on January 08. Barrington Research analysts see the stock as a Outperform with a target price of $5 in a flash note released to investors on September 13 initiating covering the stock. ROTH Capital analysts see the stock as Buy when the analysts resumed the share price coverage on October 09, placing it at $4.5.

The average rating for the PRTS equity is 1.67 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 2 analysts tracking CarParts.com, Inc. polled by Reuters, 0 rated PRTS as a hold. The remaining 2 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (2) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 0 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.

Elsewhere, the PRTS stock price is 200.71X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands below the group’s average of 69.7. CarParts.com, Inc. has its P/E ratio at 32.6, which means that the stock is currently trading at a premium relative to the 15.3 industry average.

Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) will decrease by about -99.93%, which will see them reach $88.79 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to increase by about 33.23%, up from $281 million to $374 million. PRTS’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -125% to end up at $0.01 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -98.88% to record -$0.01/share.