The stock of Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) is now priced at $8.67 and the shares are 1.07 points up or 14.08% higher compared to its previous closing price of $7.6. The stock had 6.114 million contracts set over the past session. KIRK shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 2.005 million shares. However, it has a float of 13.01 million and although its performance was -14.83% over the week, it’s one to watch. It means the stock’s downside potential is -100% with the KIRK share price recently placing at $7.23 to $9.2. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $4.

The shorts are climbing into the Kirkland’s, Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on August 14, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the KIRK shares have risen. Short interest in the stock represents just 14.85% of its float, but the volume has raised by 335440. The volume of shorted shares rised to 1.933 million from 1.597 million shares over the last two weeks. The average intraday trading volume has been 983918 shares, which means that days to cover moved to roughly 1.964528.

In the last trading session, Kirkland’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) dropped by -$1.51 over the week and gained $2.44 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $13.58. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 08/21/20.

Since 03/16/20, the stock has traded to a low of $0.56 at 1448.21%, 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 1.69. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.

Looking at current readings, Kirkland’s, Inc.’s two-week RSI is 56.58. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that KIRK shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 22.41% meaning the KIRK share price is currently in overbought territory.

The technical chart shows that the KIRK stock will likely settle at between $9.5 and $10.34 per share. However, if the stock dips below $7.53, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $6.4.

Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -1.78. 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 B. Riley FBR cut their recommendation for KIRK from Buy to Neutral in May 15 review while maintai their target price of $12 to $6.50. KeyBanc Capital Mkts analysts downgraded their recommendation of the stock from Overweight to Sector Weight in a flash note released to investors on January 07. B. Riley FBR, Inc. analysts see the stock as Buy. Nonetheless, the analysts revised the share prices down on February 21, placing it at $12.50 from $14.50.

The stocks P/S ratio currently stands below the group’s average of 54.1. Kirkland’s, Inc. has its P/E ratio at 1.5, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 7.2 industry average.